About the Avon Lake Fire Department
The Avon Lake Fire Department has been serving the needs of its residents for more than 91 years. Our department is staffed 24 hours a day, 7-days a week by State of Ohio Licensed Professional Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics. We also offer Fire Prevention and Public Education through a dedicated outreach program, staffed by an Assistant Chief and two part-time personnel who are state certified Fire Safety Inspectors.
The fire department has been at its current location since 1978 when it moved from the corner of Lake Road and Route 83. The new police department and court structures are attached to the existing fire department comprising the Avon Lake Safety Center.
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 occupied by the communication center, offices, classrooms and storage rooms. Because our emergency personnel work 24- hour shifts, the facility also includes dormitory rooms, a kitchen, lounge and shower facilities.
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The fire department is staffed 24 hours a day, 7-days a 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 a.m. and remain on duty until 7 a.m. the next morning when they are relieved by another platoon. During that time, personnel are not only expected to respond promptly to any emergency and non-emergency calls — they are also expected to attend regularly-scheduled training sessions, conduct vehicle & equipment maintenance, flush fire hydrants and conduct preventative maintenance, building and grounds maintenance, and assist in the many department special programs serving the general public.
Additionally, the department has a Fire Prevention/Public Education Bureau that is staffed by an Assistant Chief and two part-time personnel who are state certified Fire Safety Inspectors. Additional services include CPR training, fire prevention instruction and Citizen’s Fire Academy.
Make sure your family designates an outside meeting place in the event of a fire. A blaze doubles in size roughly every minute. One of the most dangerous things to do is to go back inside looking for a missing family member. The fire that may not have seemed all that big when you were escaping can be monstrous when you go back in.
Fire Chief: Jeremy Betsa, JBetsa@avonlakefire.org
Address: 32811 Walker Road Avon Lake, Ohio 44012 (Safety Center)
Emergency Phone: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency Phone: 440-933-8305
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; staffed 24 hours a day, 7-days per week