Brecksville Fire Department is a full time fire department
with a staff of full time and part time or volunteer firefighters.
Our primary concern and objective is the preservation of
life and property. Our current members include:
11 full time firefighters
19 part time/volunteer firefighters
Click here to download an organizational chart of the staff
services that we provide to the community are fire protection
EMS, Rescue, Public Safety Education, and Fire Prevention.
The area of Brecksville that we cover is 19 square
miles with a population of 13,000 residents. Here at
Fire Department we are on duty 24 hours a day, 7
days a week and 365 days a year to serve the needs of our
citizens and all who visit the City of Brecksville.
Tours of the Station
are available upon request for school age children and
pre-school children. Please call the fire department in
advance to set up a tour of the station and fire equipment.
Tours are not limited to children. We are happy to offer
any adult groups or adult individuals who are still young
at heart a tour of the fire station and equipment.
We are available to come to your business, school or social gathering to provide
lectures on all types of Fire or EMS related topics. If you would like to have
a representative of the fire department come to your event please give us a call
at the fire department and we will help your event be educational and interesting.
Juvenile Fire Setters
This program is offered to preschool age children up to young adults who are
in need of education and guidance that fire is very dangerous and destructive.
For more information on this program please contact firefighter Gerry Hamski
The fire department responds to all reported
calls of fire or alarms indicating the possibility of fire.
The on duty shift responds to all fire related calls and in
the event that more man power is needed a call will be put
out for all off duty and volunteer firefighters. Mutual aid
agreements are also in place with neighboring communities in
the event that even more manpower or equipment is needed for
the safety of both our residents and our firefighters.
We respond with an Advanced Life Support equipped
squad to all calls of medical emergencies. The Brecksville
Fire Department has 22 Paramedics and 12 EMTs. All firefighters
are required to be certified EMTs. Currently the fire department
has 3 squads. We are under the medical direction of Marymount
Hospital. We transport patients to Marymount, Parma General,
Deaconess, St. Michael’s, St. Vincent Charity, Metro
General, Marymount South and Sagamore Medical Center. We try
to accommodate the patient or family’s request to transport
to the hospital of their choice. However, the patient’s
condition will determine the closest appropriate hospital to
be transported. Sometimes we will call for the assistance of
Metro Life Flight or University Med Evac for support to transport
the critically injured or ill patient to the appropriate trauma
center. Any calls for the squad should be made by calling 911.
The members of the Brecksville Fire Department
are trained in many different areas of technical rescue and
heavy rescue. We have members trained in rope rescue, river,
and ice rescue. We also have members trained in confined space
rescue, trench rescue, vehicle extrication, and many more specialized
areas. The fire department is also a member of the S.E.R.T.
team. The S.E.R.T. team is a technical rescue team that is
composed of 19 communities in the southwest portion of Cuyahoga
County. The S.E.R.T. team has a few members on every department
that are all trained in specialized rescue, hazardous materials,
and fire investigation. The S.E.R.T. team has over 100 members,
and we currently have 8 of our firefighters on the team.
Click here for the 2012 Fire Department Emergency Response Breakdown
Click here for Call Volume
BFD Notice of Privacy Practices
|The Brecksville Fire Department has a staff
of state certified fire inspectors who are ready to serve the
needs of the community. The fire inspectors perform annual
fire inspections for all businesses in the community. They
also will do home inspections required by the county for foster
care or home day care. All new buildings or additions to buildings
that require fire prevention and detection systems must have
their plans reviewed by one of the fire inspectors. The fire
prevention bureau is also responsible for enforcing all fire
codes and ordinances related to fire.