Monthly Archives: January 2014

Car Seat Safety Checks

Schedule a Child Car Seat Fitting

The Cardinal Joint Fire District encourages parents to schedule a child safety seat check. The purpose is to ensure that child passengers are properly secured.

Call the Cardinal Joint Fire District at 330-533-4316 ext. 3 to schedule a child car seat fitting.

New Ohio Booster Law

As of 2009, only 20% of children 4-8 years of age are using booster seats.  A large number of these children are severely or fatally injured as a result of being improperly restrained during motor vehicle crashes.

Every child under 8 years old and under 4’9″ must be in a booster.

CJFD car seat technicians are certified by the National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program (Safe Kids)

The three main reasons for improper installation are:
• Incorrect seat installation
• Wrong child/seat size
• Loose restraints

In preparation for your appointment, here are a few things to consider:
• Bring the children and car seats to be checked
• If possible have both parents present
• Have your car seat and vehicle owner manuals handy
• Car seat installation area should be free of dirt and debris


Schedule an Appointment


EMS History

The CJFD was the first fire department in Mahoning County to provide emergency medical services, beginning in 1974. During the summer of 2000, the CJFD transitioned to full-service paramedic-level providers. Today, the CJFD is the only paid department in the county to offer first-responder paramedic services.

The Cardinal Joint Fire District provides both basic and advanced life support with first responder paramedic service to the people of the City of Canfield and Canfield Township.

When you call 911, dispatchers alert the fire department about a medical emergency at your location. CJFD responds from two strategically-located fire stations, one located on Lisbon Street in the City of Canfield and the other located on Messerly Road in Canfield Township. Both fire stations are staffed with a minimum of two personnel, one paramedic and one first responder/EMT 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

The Emergency Medical Service’s job is to stabilize the patient until an ambulance arrives to transport that patient to a hospital for further evaluation. Our department is made up of both men and women who train daily to provide the best medical service possible. The CJFD has its own medical director and medical protocol, allowing us to operate in a manner that best suits this community.

Our goal is to provide our community members and visitors with the best service in timely, professional manner. As the EMS field expands, the CJFD will expand as well.

New ISO Rating

Good News !      CJFD’s ISO rating is now  4/6

Now  all areas without fire hydrants, receive a lower rating

due to the planning and testing by the firefighters of CJFD

and with the assistance of the area departments.  This new

rating is used by some insurance companies, and may save

home and business owners up to 20 % off insurance premiums.