According to the City Charter, the Fire Department administratively falls within the Department of Public Safety. The Fire Chief is the head of the Fire Department and is appointed by and reports to the Director of Public Safety. With approximately 46 full-time employees and an operating budget of approximately $4.8 million, the Fire Department is the second largest department within the City.
The Fire Department's primary responsibilities include:
- Code enforcement
- Emergency medical services
- Fire suppression
- Hazardous materials mitigation
Our mission is to be responsive to the needs of our customers by providing prompt, professional services essential to the health, safety and well being of the community.
We will strive to become a fire service leader in the delivery of the highest level of care to the people we serve by utilizing a team of highly trained, dedicated professionals and state of the art resources.
Open burning is restricted by the Ohio Revised Code (1503.18 Regarding Kindled Fires) and this Local City Ordinance.
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Hazard Prevention Plan Survey - Ends March 9th, 2018
Dear Community Partners, Summit County needs your help to evaluate natural, technological and human caused disasters in our area. We are interested in obtaining feedback from residents and people who work in Summit County. Please share this survey link on your website, social media, email blast lists and with your employees. The Survey will expire on March 9, 2018.
We are currently updating our Hazard Prevention Plan. We hope that this update to our current plan will help us rank our hazards and identify areas where action is needed. The Summit County Emergency Management Executive Committee thanks you for taking the time to participate in this information-gathering process.