Fire Department

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.

Barberton Fire - Rescue - EMS FBD


The Fire Department's primary responsibilities include:

  • Code enforcement
  • Education
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire suppression
  • Hazardous materials mitigation
  • Investigation
  • Prevention
  • Rescue

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 this Local City Ordinance

Emergency Alerts

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