Founded in 1932, the City of Avon Fire Department provides fire, rescue and ambulance services. It also performs…More CPR and building inspections. Rescue operations include ice, water, building, trench and rope. Community oriented, the fire department offers station tours and attends neighborhood block gatherings.
The Avon Lake Fire Department is located at the city's Safety Center on Walker Road. The department is staffed by…More 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.
The Avon Lake Municipal Court serves the cities of Avon, Avon Lake and Sheffield Village. The court handles…More misdemeanor criminal and traffic cases and refers felony cases to the grand jury of the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas. The court has one part-time judge, Darrel Bilancini.
The court is in session on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Traffic and criminal case proceedings are held between 8am and 12:30pm. Civil cases are heard from 1:30pm to 4pm.
The court maintains a website where court records can be searched and other information concerning the court can be found. The Avon Lake Municipal Court is located within the city's Safety Center on Walker Road, which also houses the Avon Lake police and fire departments.