Central Fire Station, #1
Corner of Massillon Road and Steese Road
The dispatch center and Fire Division administrative offices, which include the Fire Chief's office and the Inspections, EMS, Training and Fleet Maintenance bureaus, are located at this station. This station is normally staffed by seven firemedics, including shift captain and shift lieutenant. We currently house over ten vehicles at this station, including two medic units, a ladder truck, a heavy rescue truck, a tanker, and a number of support vehicles.
Fire Station #2
East Turkeyfoot Lake Road near Cottage Grove Road
This satellite fire station is normally staffed by three firemedics, one of which is a shift lieutenant. The Summit County Sheriff's office also has an office and maintenance garage located in this facility. We currently respond three vehicles from this station; a fire engine, medic unit and chase vehicle. We also have a boat housed at this station for water rescue responses in the Nimisila Reservoir and Portage Lakes areas.
Resources from both fire stations are responsive to structure fires and other emergencies which typically require multiple apparatus or a large number of firefighters. We also utilize mutual aid from neighboring fire departments to supplement our response, if needed.
The Fire Division maintains a minimum of ten response personnel on duty twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The response staff consists of a captain and a minimum of two lieutenants, and seven firemedics. Between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm on weekdays, our response capabilities are supplemented by our bureau staffing which consists of the fire chief, a captain, three additional lieutenants and our firefighter/engineer. Our dispatch center is staffed on a twenty-four hour basis by nine full-time dispatchers and several part-time dispatchers. The Fire Division also has a Dispatch Manager, Administrative Assistant, and a full time Secretary that work during normal business hours.
Our response personnel are certified by the State of Ohio as both paramedics and full-time firefighters. In addition to these certifications, our paramedics maintain certifications in both basic and advanced cardiac life support and pediatric cardiac life support. Several of our paramedics are also certified as "tactical medics" and function as part of the Summit County Sheriff's SWAT team. All of our firefighters are trained in technical rescue techniques and vehicle extrication, and many hold special certifications for underwater rescue, confined space rescue, high angle rescue, hazardous material operations, and fire investigation. Our fire personnel also have commercial driver's licenses and have had training in emergency response driving.
Fire personnel have been trained to handle mass casualty incidents and have had training in homeland security, including domestic preparedness. Since the Akron Canton Airport is located in the City of Green, all of our response personnel are also certified in aircraft crash-fire and rescue operations and have been trained to respond to a variety of aircraft related emergencies.
Three International Heavy Duty Medic Units (2007, 2010, 2014)
Two Pierce Impel 1000 gal Pumper Truck (2009)
One Pierce Dash 3000 gal Tanker (1991)
One Pierce Quantum 75 ft Ladder Truck (1996)
One Ford F-800 Heavy Rescue Truck (1993)
One Ford Super Duty Brush / Grass Fire Truck (2005)
One Technical Rescue Trailer
One Hurricane Command Center / Dive Rescue Truck (1999)
Two Small Rescue Boats
One Ford Expedition Commander's Vehicle (2006)
One Dodge Durango Shift Supervisor Vehicle (2007)
One Chevy Tahoe Shift Supervisor Vehicle (2008)
One Chevy Tahoe Chief's Vehicle (2013)
One Chevy Tahoe Command Vehicle (2012)
Two Ford Escape Fire Prevention (2009)
One Ford E-350 Utility Van (2004)
One Ford F-250 Fire Maintenance (2006)