Strongsville Fire and Emergency Services
"Our mission is to protect the lives, property and environment of the people who live, work and travel in Strongsville. Our dedicated, highly trained, professional firefighting paramedics provide safety to the residents and businesses who call Strongsville home. We make available the highest levels of fire suppression and emergency services that the community endorses.
The emergency services we provide include Emergency Medical Services (paramedics), hazardous material intervention and technical rescue (rope, confined space, structural collapse and trench rescue). We offer CPR and First Aid training to businesses and residents. Our firefighting paramedics train hard and work hard. We are committed to excellence and proud to serve the community of Strongsville." -- Fire Chief Jeff Branic
Firemedics Get Ice Rescue Training
Members of Strongsville Fire and Emergency Services got a mid-January refresher course in ice rescue as part of their ongoing training.
Firemedics donned special cold-water suits to practice rescuing victims who have fallen through the ice. Lt. AJ Aljabi said the exposure suits are carried on Strongsville’s emergency vehicles to be used by all Firemedics on shift.
“We’ve only got so much time before hypothermia sets in. We can’t wait for a special rescue team to arrive,” Aljabi said.
The training included techniques for walking on ice, trying to reach victims with a pole and plunging into the icy water to secure and pull out a victim.
Strongsville is served by a staff of 59 highly trained firemedics who provide fire suppression, emergency medical services and technical rescue within the 25-square-mile community.
Under the direction of Fire Chief Jeff Branic and Assistant Chief Jack Draves, the department delivers advanced life support services with state-of-the-art equipment, operating from four fire stations spread throughout the city’s four wards.
The department serves as a clinical education site for EMT and paramedic students from Southwest General Health Center, Parma Community General Hospital, Cuyahoga Community College and several career centers. Six Strongsville firemedics maintain state certification as paramedic instructors and are frequently called on to assist with classes throughout Northeast Ohio.
Strongsville Fire and Emergency Services is a member of the Southwest Emergency Response Team (SERT), a 19-community organization that operates specialized teams in hazardous materials, technical rescue and fire investigation.
The department also trains Strongsville’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), a group of volunteers who assist safety officials during large-scale emergencies, and provides first aid services at many of the city's community events.
The Office of Fire Prevention also provides non-emergent safety services in the form of inspections, plan review and public education.
Emergency Dispatcher: 911 or 440-238-7333
Fire Prevention: 440-580-3225
Strongsville Fire & Emergency Services
17000 Prospect Road
Strongsville, OH 44149
The values of Strongsville Fire and Emergency Services:
HUMAN LIFE – Our top priority
SERVICE – Our reason for existence
EXCELLENCE – Our goal
INTEGRITY – The basis for trust
ACCOUNTABILITY – Personal and professional
INNOVATION – For creative problem solving
EDUCATION – For growth