Avon Lake Fire Department
The Avon Lake Fire Department is located at the city's Safety Center on Walker Road. The department is staffed by Ohio licensed firefighter/paramedics (EMTs). A full platoon is on-site 24 hours a day. All firefighter/paramedics are trained in water and ice rescue, six firefighters are certified in dive rescue, two are certified in under-ice rescue and numerous members of the department serve on Lorain County's HazMat and technical rescue teams. All firefighter/paramedics are trained in rope rescue high and low angle and confined space rescue. The department has two jet skis with sleds (shared with the Avon Lake Police Department) at its disposal for incidents on Lake Erie.
The fire department has two fire engines, one aerial ladder truck, one heavy rescue truck, three advanced life support ambulances and numerous cars and light trucks. The Avon Lake fire department participates in mutual aid with several surrounding communities. This department maintains 19 firefighter/paramedics, eight lieutenants, two part-time fire inspectors, one chief and one dispatcher.
The fire department participates in the annual "Big Trucks" community event held at the safety center that allows children of all ages to get an up-close view of safety service vehicles.
The department operates under the direction of Chief Bill Morris.
- Fax: 440-933-2668
- Hours: Daily, 24 hrs
- Handicap Accessible: Parking spaces are available out front
- Founding Date: 1978
- What makes this community special?: The city services are outstanding.
- Services: Firefighter/paramedic services
- Parking: Free lot
- Public restrooms: Yes
- Number of firefighters: 19
- Fire department services: Engine, Ladder, Rescue
- Type: Professional