Operation Safety Net, a Telephone Check-In Program
Imagine seniors living alone without a relative or friend to check on their well-being. Imagine slipping in the kitchen and not being able to reach the telephone to call for help. With that in mind, the Fairborn Fire Department implemented a telephone check-in program, Operation Safety Net, to keep in touch with seniors who live alone.
How Do I Register?
To register for the program, call the Fairborn Fire Department at 937-754-3080. During the registration process, you must provide a variety of emergency information including your name, address, age, medication, family doctor, hospital preference, and next of kin. This information is strictly confidential and will only be used for an emergency.
How Do I Check In?
After the registration process, you will call 937-754-3111 daily during a designated time. The telephone is manned by Fire Department volunteers. A voicemail telephone feature allows you to leave a message if you're leaving the house early. When you check in, your call is recorded on a master list. At the end of the call in time, a volunteer will call you if you didn't check in. If you can't be reached by telephone, fire personnel will visit your home.
In case of a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Interested in Becoming a Volunteer for Operation Safety Net?
Complete our Volunteer Registration Form (PDF) and mail or email to the address on the form.