Parma Heights Fire Dept.
6184 Pearl Road
Parma Heights, OH 44130
Chief Matt Bernard
Assistant Chief Steven Clark
Brian Heffernan, Director of Safety
Chief's Assistant: Sonya N. Short
Fire Prevention/Training Officer
Lieutenant Matt Sparling
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Fire Chief Matt Bernard
The Parma Heights Fire Department is a professional organization that strives to exceed the expectations of the community and our organization. We are focused on protecting the lives and property through effective planning, fire suppression, fire prevention, rescue, public education and professional development training. It is our number one priority to provide world class public safety to all citizens and visitors while remaining fiscally responsible to our community. On our webpage, there are various links to information and resources so please feel free to browse our department's page. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact my office: FireChief@ParmaHeights.us or 440.885.1414
The Parma Heights Fire Department is now hiring. To register go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com select Find Jobs, then select Fire Jobs and sign up for Parma Heights. We are testing now through February 28, 2023. We are a progressive department focused on safety, training, professional development and customer service. Questions please email FireChief@ParmaHeights.us Please view our Parma Heights Fire Departments flier here.
The Parma Heights Fire Department has a proud tradition of providing World Class Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services to the citizens of Parma Heights, located in the southwest area of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. In 2021, the department responded to 3,786 calls for service of which 82% of those calls were for medical emergencies.
The Parma Heights Fire Department has a minimum manning of 6 and is staffed by 30 full-time members which include:
- Fire Chief
- Assistant Fire Chief
- 1 fire Training/Fire Prevention Lieutenant
- 6 Shift Lieutenants
- 21 Firefighter/Paramedics
The Parma Heights Fire Department was evaluated in 2021 by the Insurance Service Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification Program, attaining the ISO rank of 2. Only the top 4% of fire departments in the United States have an ISO rating of 3 or better. This is just one example of the commitment to safety and service the city of Parma Heights has made to its residents.
The department responds to emergencies with the following primary apparatus:
- 1 - 2010 Sutphen triple combination pumper (also equipped with Advanced Life Support EMS Equipment and Jaws of Life)
- 1 - 1995 Sutphen 90 foot aerial platform (also equipped with Advanced Life Support EMS Equipment and Jaws of Life)
- 2 - ALS ambulance/rescue squads
- 2022 F450 Demers Ambulance
- 2018 Braun Ambulance
And support or reserve apparatus:
- 1 - 2006 Sutphen triple combination pumper
- 1 - ALS ambulance/rescue squad
- 1 - equipment truck/tow vehicle
- 1 - heavy/technical rescue trailer
- 3 - staff/command vehicles
- The department provides Fire Prevention, Code Enforcement and Fire Investigation services as required by the Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Fire Code.
The Southwest Emergency Response Team is a specialized rescue team comprised of members from the 19 communities and two regional agencies that it covers.
The Parma Heights Fire Department has several members that serve on the SERT team covering multiple disciplines ranging from the roles of new operator all the way up to team coordinator.
The City of Parma Heights has teamed up with Krista Alison, Miss Wheelchair Ohio 2022, in an effort to aid safety forces during times of crisis. Krista has created a way for residents to
share information about friends, family or relatives within their household who are living with some form of disability. Below is the voluntary form being implemented within the City of Parma
Heights. Should there be any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the Parma Heights Fire Department at 440-885-1717 or the Parma Heights Police Department at 440-884-1234.
Parma Heights ADA Disability Form
Valuable Fire and Safety Links
Ohio State Fire Marshall
Drug Addiction Awareness and Help Resource
Carbon Monoxide Alarm Safety
American Red Cross
Southwest Emergency Response Team
Parma Heights Open Burning Ordinance
Get the Facts on open burning