Avon Lake Fire Department

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The Avon Lake Fire Department is located at 32811 Walker Road. The fire department has been at this location since 1978 when it moved from the corner of Lake Road and Route 83. The new police department and court structures were attached to the existing fire department.

The fire department building consists of ten garage “bays” housing two fire engines, one aerial ladder truck, one heavy rescue truck, three advanced life support ambulances and several cars and light trucks. The remainder of the building is taken up by the communication center, offices, classrooms and storage rooms; because platoon personnel work 24-hour shifts, dormitory rooms, a kitchen, lounge and shower facilities are also included.

The fire department is staffed 24-hours, 7-days per week by State of Ohio Licensed Professional Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics who are also trained in confined space entry, technical rescue (including water rescue) and many other specific emergency and non-emergency response disciplines. Platoon personnel begin work at 7:00 AM and remain on duty until 7:00 AM the next morning when they are relieved by another platoon. During that time period, personnel are not only responsible for prompt and professional response to all types of emergency and non-emergency “calls,” but also attend regularly-scheduled training sessions, conduct vehicle & equipment maintenance, fire hydrant flushing and preventative maintenance, building and grounds maintenance, and assist in the many department special programs serving the general public.

live_fire_exercise2Additionally, the department has a Fire Prevention/Public Education Bureau which is staffed by an Assistant Chief and two part-time personnel who are state certified Fire Safety Inspectors. There is also an Operations Chief who his in charge of all aspects of operations including training for the department. These offices, along with the Secretary-Dispatch position, are staffed Monday through Friday during daytime hours.

The Fire Department and its many services are under the supervision of the Fire Chief.

The non-emergency business line is: (440) 933-8305. 
For emergencies, call 9-1-1. 


CodeRedCodeRed is a high-speed telephone emergency notification system. The CodeRed system enables city officials to deliver a pre-recorded emergency telephone notification information message to residents and businesses in Avon Lake. If your phone number is not entered into the database, you cannot be called and/or notified of important emergency information. CodeRed will only be used for emergency notification purposes.  

Who Should Register for CodeRed: All businesses and residents, including those who have unlisted telephone numbers, those who have changed their phone number(s) or address within the last year, and those who use a cellular phone as their primary home phone. Additional questions should be directed to the Avon Lake Fire Chief at (440) 933-8305.

Staff - Information on department staff members.

Documents - Annual Reports and other documents.



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