Fire Prevention

The Fire Prevention Bureau (FPB) is charged with community risk reduction, this occurs on several different educational fronts.

Traditionally the FPB has been focused on educating and encourage everyone to be “fire safe”, which is now just one service they provide, for a full list of services see the FPB Service Menu Tab.

The FPB use community outreach and education to deliver this risk reduction message.  There are several resources available on line, please see our Outreach and Education Tab for assistance obtaining information on any of the Division of Fire’s community risk reduction programs.

To find out about our FREE smoke/carbon monoxide detector programs, to report a fire/safety hazard/issue, or to ask a Fire Code questions please call the FPB at (937) 898-2261


The FPB is headed by the Division of Fire’s Fire Marshal Jason Eckert



Scott Jacobs is the Division of Fire Community Risk Reduction Coordinator. Scott is a Wayne High School graduate. Scott holds several state and national certifications and has been involved in the fire/EMS service for nearly 20 years. Scott actually started his fire/EMS career with the City of Vandalia in 2002, Scott served as a paid-on call firefighter/EMT and Lieutenant. Scott left Vandalia in 2014 to pursue other career opportunities. Scott has worked as the safety manager and warehouse coordinator for Staffco Construction, as the Safety and Training Manager for the Medical Center at St. Elizabeth Place in Dayton, and as a part-time firefighter/EMT for Harrison Township. Scott went to the City of Dayton Fire Department in 2017 where he worked a Fire Prevention Specialist and Public Information Officer. Scott left his employment with Dayton in late 2020 to “come home” to Vandalia as the Community Risk Coordinator.
In Scott’s off time he enjoys playing music with his band and spending time with his friends and family camping. Scott lives in Vandalia with his wife Candice and their son Gavin.

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