Fire Department

Mission Statement

Our mission is to be responsive to the needs of our community by providing prompt, professional services essential to the health, safety, and well-being of all.


Before 1895, fire brigades from five factories in the city of Barberton provided the city’s fire protection. Over the years, the Barberton Fire Department has evolved to meet the public’s needs. The department is funded through the city's income tax-based General Fund and a 0.75 mill levy specifically for capital expenses. 

The Barberton Fire Department provides the following services to the community:

  • Fire Code Enforcement 
  • Fire Safety Education
  • Fire Suppression
  • Fire Investigation
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Specialized Rescue
  • Hazardous Materials Mitigation

With 46 full-time employees, the department has evolved into an all-hazard response service answering over 4,800 calls annually.

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