Fire Department

609 Harris Rd
Sheffield Lake, OH 44054
Phone: (440) 949-7141

Since 1929, the Sheffield Lake Fire Department has worked hard to keep residents safe in times of emergency. And while the main function of the Department is fighting fires, they have been on the leading edge of Emergency Medical Services for over 40 years.

Chief Tim Card has been with the Department since 1995, and has been Fire Chief since February of 2011, and would like to personally thank the residents of Sheffield Lake for their continued support of the safety forces. Chief Card’s commitment to the community and its citizens has shown throughout his career, and reflects the Mission Statement of the Department:

The mission of the Sheffield Lake Fire Department is to do everything within the scope of our practice to save savable lives and protect property in the City of Sheffield Lake. The principle that guides our mission is the idea of protecting our most valuable assets; The members of the Sheffield Lake Fire Department, the residents of Sheffield Lake and the people who visit Sheffield Lake. Our focus will be that which expands our horizon, reach, and abilities through continued training, fire prevention and public education. The goal of our department is the reduction of dangers and losses associated with fire, rescue and medical emergencies at any given time, on any given day.

The department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with at least three firefighters and/or paramedics on duty at all times. The Sheffield Lake Fire Department has been able to provide the community with an average response time around four (4) minutes when assistance is needed.

Alongside fire and emergency services, the Department offers Lock Boxes for $25. Residents can purchase a lock box, which are located at the Fire Department, and store a key to the resident’s home, for use by the Department in the event that the resident cannot come to the door in an emergency.

Additional services:

  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Scene Investigation
  • Fire Education in our schools
  • Free Smoke Detectors [to residents when available]
  • Free Smoke Detector Batteries (to residents when available)

Entry Level Firefighter Entrance Exam Materials:

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