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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 Jack Draves



Change Your Clock, Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries!

There are typically more than 3,200 fire deaths a year in the United States, and about 85 percent of those people ( 2,720) died in residential structures. Smoke detectors save lives by alerting occupants of a fire before poisonous gases and deadly smoke reach them.  By giving you time to escape, smoke detectors cut your risk of dying in a home fire nearly in half.

Fire Departments teach that you should have a smoke detector inside each sleeping area and on each level of the home, including the basement.  Only functioning smoke detectors can protect you, so never “borrow” a battery for another use.  Also, it is recommended to test your smoke detectors once a month and to change the batteries in your smoke detectors at least once a year. 

A good reminder is when you CHANGE YOUR CLOCK, CHANGE YOUR BATTERY.

Manufacturers recommend replacing the entire smoke detector if it’s more than 10 years old.  For the best protection, equip your home with a combination of both ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms.  Make sure everyone in your home understands the warning of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.  Finally, prepare and practice an escape plan so that you and your loved ones can get out of your home safely should there be a fire.  Plan to meet in the front yard in a place where first responders can easily see you.

If you cannot afford to purchase a smoke detector, the fire department can supply and install one for your safety. Just contact Strongsville Fire and Emergency Services Department, Office of Fire Prevention at 440-580-3225 for further information.  Remember, a working smoke detector can save your life before the fire department arrives.


Strongsville Remembers 9/11

Strongsville Fire and Emergency Services and the Strongsville Police Department led a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony outside Fire Station 4 to mark the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that resulted in the death of 2,974 people, including 343 firefighters and 73 police officers.

The ceremony included “tolling of the bell,” a signal that honors firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice. The ceremony was broadcast to all four Strongsville fire stations, allowing all to participate. It started started at 9:45 a.m. on Sept. 11 to coincide with the fall of the Twin Towers in New York City.

Other city officials and members of the public participated in the ceremony.


 Department Operations

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 Jack Draves and Assistant Chiefs AJ Aljabi and Neil Rozman, 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.
Emergencies: 911
Emergency Dispatcher:  911 or 440-238-7333
Non-emergency:  440-580-3210
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
INTEGRITY – The basis for trust
ACCOUNTABILITY – Personal and professional
INNOVATION – For creative problem solving
EDUCATION – For growth