Be a Hero, Save a Hero

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Be a Hero, Save a Hero

Be-a-Hero.jpegThe app is a community risk reduction program with the goal to encourage the public to be pro-active in fire safety. It includes:

  • The latest safety content and resources to help make you and your community safe
  • A range of safety topics including fire safety and prevention, seasonal and holiday safety, kitchen and cooking safety, campus safety and more
  • Targeted content for special needs groups including children, the elderly and people with disabilities
  • Easily customized special alerts and notifications including reminders to check and change your smoke alarms, weather safety resources and more.

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Black Bear Sighting

Published: May 16, 2018

On May 15, 2018 at dusk, a confirmed black bear sighting was made

On May 15, 2018 at dusk, a confirmed black bear sighting was made in the 9000 block of Highland Drive.  Black bears normally shy away from people and are mostly nocturnal.   Please be aware of your surroundings when going outside and use caution to keep yourself, children and pets safe.   Residents are urged to eliminate any feeding sources from their yards such as bird and animal feed, pet food, and grills.  Trash cans should also be secured as well.  Do not look for the bear.  If seen, do not attempt to interact with the bear.  For more information, please visit

Ice Cream Social

Published: June 02, 2018

Sponsored by Brecksville Fire Department & MetroHealth

June 2nd from 10am -2pm
Brecksville Fire Department & MetroHealth Safety Event and Ice Cream Social
Join us for a Safety Event and Ice Cream Social at the fire station.
Have a firefighter give you a tour our station and trucks, get your blood pressure checked by our paramedics, obtain safety literature and much more!
You can also learn more about our Knox Box, Falls Prevention, Citizen's Academy, CERT and new Vial of Life program!
FREE Ice cream, hot dogs, hamburgers, soft drinks and more!

Memorial Day Parade

Published: May 28, 2018

Step off is at 9 am at City Hall. Parade route has changed. Please Read 

Want to be in the Parade?

It’s time to sign up for the Brecksville Memorial Day Parade which is on Monday, Memorial Day, May 28 at 9:00 am. Whether you would like to enter a float, bring your whole group or decorate your bike and ride along, or carry the huge American Flag please submit an application to participate. The application must be returned to the Mayor’s office by May 22. Participants will assemble by 8:30 am.
If you have any questions contact Kate Kelly at 526-4351
in the Mayor’s office any weekday between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm.
If you would like to help carry the City’s large American Flag in the parade call Human Services at 526-2499.

Reach out to a family that lost their home

Published: May 10, 2018

On April 24 a fire destroyed the home of a Brecksville family on Chippewa Road.

On April 24 a fire destroyed the home of a Brecksville family on Chippewa Road. The father was hospitalized with injuries and a Brecksville family has taken in a son and cousin. Accounts have been established at Fifth Third Bank in Brecksville on Rt. 21 north of the square and also Westfield Bank on Rt. 21 north of the square. Contributions are now being accepted at either location. The name of the fund is The Viets Family Fund. Cash donations will help fund temporary housing and the purchase of clothing. Please support a family in their time of need.

Fun FREE Workshop for Seniors

Published: May 18, 2018

May 18, 25 and June 1

May 18: Learn easy tips and tricks to create successful watercolors. Designs provided, no experience needed. Enjoy fascinating color blending techniques combined with salts & glue for 3D effects to complete 2-3 watercolor paintings!
May 25: Create multicolor papers using carrageenan, marbling tools and acrylic paints.  These papers are excellent for framing, greeting cards, wrapping papers and making your own books.
June 1: Using stencils combined with your design imagination, you will paint your own 13"x 20" flag/banner. Each banner comes with four hemmed edges. Plus on top is a wooden dowel so it is ready to hang as a colorful addition to your home!
(All supplies provided.)
To Register Call the Brecksville Human Services Center 526-2499
Classes held in the Art Room of the Human Services
Center, (Register early!  Limited to 20 students!)
Funding generously provided by the Ohio Arts Council.

Home Days Entertainer of the Year Call for Talent

Published: May 01, 2018

Back always by popular demand, Entertainer is looking for new talent

Be the Entertainer of the Year at Brecksville Home Days

Are you Brecksville’s next hidden talent star?

Brecksville Home Days, June 29, June 30 and July 1 is once again featuring the “Brecksville Entertainer of the Year” Contest. Brecksville resident and dentist, Dr. John Hudec & Hudec Dental Associates are underwriting the contest. Cash prizes will be awarded of $500 for 1st, $300 for 2nd and $200 for 3rd place.

Entries are now being accepted. Sing, dance, play an instrument, tell jokes (clean of course!) or whatever your talent is and you might walk away with a pocket full of cash! Entrants must be available to perform on Saturday night, June 30 and Sunday, July 1.

The contest is open to ages up to and including 25; residents & non-residents. An audition prior to Home Days is required.  To audition, please call the Human Services Center at 526-2499.

The contest is not open to bands because of limited set up time.

Brecksville Police Travel Advisory

Published: February 22, 2018

Construction on Rt. 82 between Rt. 21 and I-77 will begin on Monday, February 26, 2018

Construction on Rt. 82 between Rt. 21 and I-77 will begin on Monday, February 26, 2018.  Both east and west bound lanes will be effected.  It is anticipated that the project will take an estimated 4 months to complete.

Traffic lanes and patterns will be changed at different phases of construction.  Please be advised that commute times on Rt. 82 through the entire City of Brecksville are expected to be delayed substantially.  It is strongly suggested that alternate routes be used if possible.  If your final destination is within the construction zone, please allow extra time, be patient and drive safely.

Below are suggested routes to avoid the construction delays:

From I-77 NB:  Exit at Brecksville Road (Rt. 21) NB in Richfield
             If planned travel is EB to Summit County:
            Option A:  Proceed on RT. 21 NB to Snowville Road
                        Turn right on Snowville Road
                                                 Turn left on Riverview Road
                                                 Turn right on Rt. 82
            Option B:  Proceed on RT. 21 NB
                                           Turn right on Rt. 82
              This route will avoid construction but will
              Still experience delays

From I-77 SB:  Exit at Pleasant Valley Road in Independence
            If planned travel is EB to Summit County:
                Exit at Pleasant Valley Road and turn right
                Turn right on Valley View Road
                Turn right on Chaffee Road
                Turn left on Rt. 82