The Ward 1 Fire Station, located at 11297 Webster Road, opened in April 2001 and serves the northeast quadrant of the city. The two and one half bay station also has a community meeting room and serves as the ward 1 police mini-station. The station is staffed by a Lieutenant and two Firemedics. Station 1 is equipped with a 95’ platform aerial and a rescue squad, and also houses the Region 2 Northeast Ohio Uban Search and Rescue truck and trailer.
The Ward 2 Fire Station, located at 15939 Drake Road, opened in January 1997 and serves the southeast quadrant of the city. The one and one half bay station also serves as the Ward 2 police mini-station. The station is staffed by a Lieutenant and two Firemedics. Station 2 is equipped with a pumper truck and rescue squad.
The Ward 3 Fire Station, located at 22000 Albion Road, opened in March 1981, was renovated in 2016 and serves the northwestern quadrant of the city. The two bay station has a hose tower and hose room. Station 3 also serves as the Ward 3 police mini-station. The station is staffed by a Lieutenant and two Firemedics. Station 3 is equipped with a pumper truck and rescue squad. It also houses a third-line back-up engine and rescue squad.
The Ward 4 Fire Station is located at 17000 Prospect Road, just north of Drake Road. The Fire Department began operations at Station 4 on February 11, 2008. This station serves the southwest quadrant of the city. Station 4 serves as the Department’s administrative headquarters. The five and one-half bay station includes classrooms, training tower and the Ward 4 police mini station. The station is staffed by a minimum of three Firemedics and a Captain as the Shift Commander. Station 4 is equipped with a 75-foot ladder truck, a rescue squad, a reserve pumper, a reserve rescue squad, a command vehicle, and several staff cars. The station is also equipped with SERT hazardous materials vehicles and equipment.
Fire and Emergency Services is an all-hazards emergency services response agency. The Department routinely responds to thousands of calls every year for fire, emergency medical calls and motor vehicle accidents. However, there are calls that require special personnel, training, and equipment to safely mitigate incidents in a safe, effective and efficient manner. For these type of low-frequency, high-risk incidents we supplement our daily operational responders with responders from the Southwest Emergency Response Team (SERT).
SERT is composed of 19 cities and two regional agencies. Each entity pays an annual membership fee to help purchase vehicles, equipment, and supplies. Each city and agency also contributes personnel that receive the special training. During these low-frequency, high-risk events, the teams are called upon to bring their specialized equipment and personnel to assist the requesting city in addressing the incident.
SERT is divided into three separate teams: Hazardous Materials, Fire Investigation and Technical Rescue (land: high-angle rope, confined space, trench, structural collapse; water: dive and swift water). Strongsville firefighters hold several leadership positions within the SERT organization. Additionally, we also store the hazardous materials truck and equipment at station 4 and the Urban Search and Rescue truck and trailer at Station 1.