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Operation Save-a-Life, a program of the American Red Cross and the Cleveland Heights Fire Division, provides free smoke alarms to owner-occupied Cleveland Heights residents. Smoke alarms are distributed by Cleveland Heights firefighters at no cost to residents. To apply for a free smoke alarm (verification of residency required), visit the Fire Chief's Office, located at Cleveland Heights City Hall, 40 Severance Circle.
Applicants must be no less than 21 years of age nor have attained the 32nd birthday at the date of appointment and must be a citizen of the United States. Must have documented evidence of current State of Ohio Paramedic Certification of National Paramedic Certification and State of Ohio FFI/II Certification. Candidates that are currently enrolled in a Paramedic class or FFI/II class may apply with proof of enrollment (letter from Director of program). However, the candidate may not be appointed to the Division until the course(s) are successfully completed. An applicant must be a bona fide resident of Cuyahoga County, or the adjacent counties of Lorain, Medina, Portage, Summit, Geauga or Lake.
The Cleveland Heights Fire Department is required by law to maintain the privacy of certain confidential health care information, known as Protected Health Information or PHI, which is mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This Notice is given to all persons whom we generate any medical information. The Notice describes your legal rights, advises you of our privacy practices and lets you know how the Cleveland Heights Fire Department is permitted to use and disclose PHI about you.
Notice of Privacy of Protected Health Information (PDF)
Batteries should be replaced twice a year (when you change your clocks at the beginning and end of daylight savings time). A smoke detector that beeps every few seconds probably needs to have the battery replaced.
The Cleveland Heights Fire Prevention Bureau handles all inspections. Call them at 216-291-2973 for details.
Tours of the city's two fire stations are available during the months of January, May, August and December. Fire Station #1 is located at 3445 Mayfield Road, and Fire Station #2 is located at 12560 Cedar Road. Call 216-291-2673 to arrange for a station tour.
The Fire Department will send an engine to a street party if one is available. Call 216-291-2673 for further information.
The Cleveland Water Department is responsible for the maintenance of all city fire hydrants. Call their office at 216-664-3130 for assistance.
Cleveland Heights paramedics will transport patients to the closest and most appropriate of several nearby hospitals, including the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospital and Metro Health.
Yes. CO detectors can save lives. They will sound an alarm if there is any abnormal increase in carbon monoxide, a deadly colorless and tasteless gas. Call the Fire department at 216-291-2673 for more information.
As needed (typically every 2 years), the Civil Service Commission tests for entry-level firefighters. Tests will be announced on the City of Cleveland Heights website and will be shared to various social media platforms.