Project DAWN is a community-based drug overdose prevention and education project. Participants receive training on recognizing the signs and symptoms of overdose, distinguishing between different types of overdose, performing rescue breathing, calling emergency medical services and administering intranasal Naloxone. 

Project DAWN is a free service to all Summit County residents.  Click here to learn more.  For any counseling services, please call (330) 375-2984

smoke detector testing

Fire Safety Concepts provides First Aid and Fire Safety training and services for the local community and beyond.  All training is provided by volunteers. 

  • CPR Training and Education
  • AED Training and Education
  • Fire Safety Training and Education
  • Drug Overdose Prevention and Education
  • First Aid Training & Equipment
  • Consulting after free needs analysis report
  • Hazmat Materials for the rest of us
  • Medical Legal Aspects
  • Workers Compensation form assistance
  • Patient Advocacy in Pre-hospital care
  • Pet Oxygen Training and Equipment

Suzanne Worrell is the owner of Fire Safety Concepts.  She is an Akron East High Alum and graduated from the University of Akron from the Mass Media, Communications program. She has specialized experience in Healthcare Advocacy, Home Healthcare- Hospice outreach, and has worked in television production for Senior Television Safety Programs.  She is educated in emergency preparedness and animal emergency First Aid.  She was proudly trained at Akron East High School by Mr. J. Feeman in First Aid. She has First Aid and CPR training through the American Safety & Health Institute and is also a member of the Ohio Fire Chief’s Association.

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Chuck Worrell is a volunteer who provides tactical survival training custom designed for families and clubs.  He volunteers to provide CPR and First Aid classes for citizens which includes emergency oxygen use, an extinguisher demonstration and hands on live fire training.  He donates two classes per year.  He is an American Health & Safety Institute authorized instructor and has worked as a volunteer teacher and EMS instructor.  He has been Ohio certified since 1984 and worked as First Responder.  He worked as a Paramedic Firefighter from 1991-1996.  He’s worked as an EMS instructor at AGMC’s paramedic program and also trained at University Hospital Cleveland.  He provides training and development for AMR and works as a CPR and First Aid instructor.  He retired as a Firefighter-Paramedic in 2002.Type your paragraph here.

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Sensitivity testing of smoke detectors proves that they are reliable and alarm ready. Depending on the type of fire, some detectors will respond and others will not based on ionization versus photoelectric type of detectors. Photoelectric detectors detect the rapid growth of fire and flames with an abundance of oxygen.  Photoelectric detects ionized air by radioactive charges thereby sensing slower smoldering fires—the most common type of fire—and senses flame with a camera type eye.

It is important to the safety of everyone that smoke detectors are regularly tested.  FireTech™ SMOKE DETECTOR TESTER is ideal for checking the functionality of smoke alarms in the widest possible range.  It offers efficient testing in a simple-to-use format—hand-held or with use of a dispenser.  Plus it provides more tests per can, with fast detector activation. It’s also silicone free with no CFCs and uses low GWP propellant. UL/ULC listed. 2.6 oz.


Train, Exercise, educate

These courses are designed to train, exercise and educate local members of the community in crisis and emergency management.  The EMI Mission is:  To support the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s goals by improving the competencies of the U.S. officials in Emergency Management at all levels of government to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the potential effects of all types of disasters and emergencies on the American people.Type your paragraph here.



The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) through the FEMA government offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. To get a complete listing of courses, click here.

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