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
Firefighters Called to Vehicle Fire on I-71
The photo above shows what Strongsville firefighters saw when they responded to a vehicle fire on Interstate 71 near the Ohio Turnpike June 25.
The driver had noticed some mechanical problems and pulled off the road. The vehicle began to smoke and then flames were seen.
It took about 700 gallons of water and foam to extinguish the fire, Assistant Chief Jack Draves said. Seven firefighters responded with one command car, one fire engine and one squad.
The vehicle and contents were valued at $40,000.
Fire Hydrant Maintenance is Underway
The department has started its annual hydrant maintenance program. Firefighters will inspect hydrants for damage and clean and lubricate outlets.
The program is expected to run through June. Fire crews will post signs at subdivision entrances to alert residents when they are working in the neighborhood.
If your tap water appears rusty, run cold water for a few minutes until it clears.
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