Fire & Emergency Services

A Message from Fire Chief Jack Draves

It is an honor and privilege to serve as your Fire Chief.  I have the great fortune to work alongside many talented, dedicated and highly-trained firefighters and paramedics. These individuals have dedicated their lives to helping others by providing quality services to our residents, businesses and visitors on a daily basis. They provide these services with near flawless perfection often under the most stressful and dangerous circumstances.

Our mission is to protect the lives, property, and environment of the people who live, work, and travel in Strongsville.  We do this by being an all-hazards emergency response agency. We are responsible for emergency medical services, fire suppression, hazardous materials mitigation, and technical rescue intervention. In addition to emergency response, we also perform a variety of non-emergency activities. The Department is responsible for fire prevention and fire investigations, community-wide emergency management, and public education including CPR, first aid, and fire extinguisher training. 

We strive for excellence, but we realize that sometimes we fail to meet your expectations.  If we miss the mark, we want to know about it so we can correct the issue. Our goal is to always provide quality services by delivering it professionally, competently, and compassionately. Please feel free to contact me if I can ever be of any assistance.

Contact:
Emergency Dispatcher: 911 or 440-238-7333
Non-emergency (offices): 440-580-3210
Fire Prevention: 440-580-3225

Main email: fire@strongsville.org
Fire Prevention email: fire.prevention@strongsville.org

Address:
Strongsville Fire & Emergency Services
17000 Prospect Road
Strongsville, OH 44149

Department Operations

Strongsville is served by a staff of 61 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 field training site for EMT and paramedic students throughout the region. Several Strongsville firemedics maintain state certification as paramedic instructors and are frequently called on to assist with classes throughout Northeast Ohio.

The Office of Fire Prevention is staffed with a Fire Marshal and two Fire Inspectors. They are responsible for many non-emergency safety services related to fire inspections and code enforcement, building plan review, overseeing community fireworks displays and public education and safety for children, adults and seniors. They investigate all false alarms. Fire Inspectors are also available to perform home safety inspections, install residential lockboxes and install smoke detectors.

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.

To see the department's 2017 Annual Report, please click here. To view the department's organizational chart, click here.

Strongsville is listed as a Class 3 on the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule by the Insurance Services Office. This 1-10 scale, with 1 being the best, is used by the insurance industry to determine insurance premiums for commercial and residential owners.