According to the City Charter, the Fire Department administratively falls within the Department of Public Safety. The Fire Chief is the head of the Fire Department and is appointed by and reports to the Director of Public Safety. With approximately 46 full-time employees and an operating budget of approximately $4.8 million, the Fire Department is the second largest department within the City. The Fire Department’s primary responsibilities include fire suppression, prevention, investigation, education, code enforcement, rescue, hazardous materials mitigation and emergency medical services for the citizens and visitors of the City of Barberton.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to be responsive to the needs of our customers by providing prompt, professional services essential to the health, safety and well being of the community.

Vision Statement

We will strive to become a fire service leader in the delivery of the highest level of care to the people we serve by utilizing a team of highly trained, dedicated professionals and state of the art resources.

Open Burning

Open burning is restricted by the Ohio Revised Code (1503.18 Regarding Kindled Fires) and local city ordinance.

Phone Numbers

Fire PreventionRichard Hardgrove(330) 848-6733
Emergency Medical Services InfoSteven Ionno(330) 848-6737
General Information & Classroom ReservationsMaryann Struckel(330) 848-6732
Administrative InformationChief Kim Baldwin(330) 848-6732

Kim Baldwin

Station #1:
580 Wooster Rd. West
Barberton, OH 44203
(330) 848-6732
Fax: (330) 745-3369
Station #2:
93 East State Street
Barberton, OH 44203
(330) 861-5223


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