Community & Public Safety

Every day in Lorain County, someone is in need of essential services - from finding substance abuse treatment to securing food for their family. Find resources for what to do before, during and after an emergency. 

2-1-1 COMMUNITY RESOURCE DIRECTORY
Every day in Lorain County, someone is in need of essential services - from finding substance abuse treatment to securing food for their family. 2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number that connects individuals with resources in the community. 2-1-1 provides individuals with information about and referrals to human services for every day needs and can also help them in crisis situations. 

ELYRIA NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK WATCH  
Block watch groups are a network of concerned citizens that help protect the community neighborhoods through various city block watch groups. Each group has a coordinator and some choose Captains assigned to specific streets within that group. Each coordinator conducts neighborhood meetings on a regular basis to keep neighbors informed of crime and safety concerns. Meetings for each block watch group are held at various locations throughout the city that are convenient for their neighborhoods. Click here for some Frequently Asked Questions that could help coordinators or residents.  You can download a hardcopy of these questions and answers for distribution at meetings by clicking here.

NEXTDOOR ELYRIA
Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It's the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it's free. Hundreds of neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home. Elyria Residents can click here to use their personal Nextdoor website to get to know their neighbors, ask questions, and exchange local advice and recommendations with fellow residents and community leaders.

OPERATION SAVE A LIFE: REQUEST A FREE SMOKE ALARM 
To receive a free smoke alarm installation in your home, please fill out this online form or call the Elyria office at 440-324-2929. A member of the American Red Cross will contact you within one week to schedule a time for their volunteers to install smoke alarms in your home. For more information on how to prepare your family for a home fire, or other disasters, click here to visit the preparedness page.

LORAIN COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT 
The Elyria City Health District has been merged into the Lorain County General Health District.The Lorain County General Health District is responsible for preventing disease and promoting health for all communities.

POLICE & FIRE SERVICES
Get to know the wide range of resources available to you from the Hayward Police and Firements. From neighborhood watch groups to Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, our public safety personnel are here to empower you. Remember, if you're experiencing an emergency, pick up a phone and dial 911 immediately!

AMBULANCE SERVICES
LifeCare Ambulance Inc. is an Emergency & Non-Emergency medical transportation company based in Elyria, Ohio. LifeCare Ambulance is the primary 911 provider for the cities of Elyria, Lorain, and Amherst. All providers receive continuous education and quality assurance. LifeCare providers maintain and stay current with all certification standards, and obtain additional certifications from the LifeCare EMS Academy. Click here to learn more about their services, community support, and job opportunities.

KID ZONE
Click the following link below for children's emergency preparedness activities!
Disaster coloring book - American Red Cross  
Play disaster preparedness games - Federal Emergency Management Agency 
Watch videos on emergency preparation - Sesame Street