Fire Department

Fire Department
 Contact Information

Parma Heights Fire Dept.
6184 Pearl Road
Parma Heights, OH  44130

440.885.1717 (non-emergency)


Chief's Office

Chief Matt Bernard

Assistant Chief Steven Clark

Chief's Assistant: Sonya N. Short

In August, the Fire Department held a training class with Rich's Towing highlighting resources the company can bring to assist the PHFD in stabilizing, lifting, extricating and recovering heavy vehicles in an emergency incident.


The City of Parma Heights will be offering a competitive examination for the position of firefighter/paramedic.  The testing will be offered through the National Testing Network.  Testing results will be accepted until June 6, 2022.  All testing rules through NTN apply.  Click here for the entire statement/job description.



The Parma Heights Fire Department has a proud tradition of providing state of the art Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services to the citizens of Parma Heights. In 2015, the department responded to 3,559 emergencies.

The department consists of 29 uniformed personnel including the Chief, Assistant Chief, 6 shift Lieutenants (including 4 Paramedics), 20 Firefighter/Paramedics and 1 Firefighter/EMT. There is a minimum of 6 personnel on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The Parma Heights Fire Department was evaluated in 2015 by the Insurance Service Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification Program, attaining the ISO rank of 3.  Only the top 8.5% of fire departments in the United States have an ISO rating of 3 or better.  This program evaluates four aspects of fire protection: Needed Fire Flow (for select occupancies), Emergency Communications, Fire Department, and Water Supply.  This is an important tool when used along with other benchmarks and standards to evaluate the service delivered by a fire department.

The department responds to emergencies with the following primary apparatus:

And support or reserve apparatus:

The department provides Fire Prevention, Code Enforcement and Fire Investigation services as required by the Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Fire Code.     

 Open Burning Regulations

Valuable Fire and Safety Links

Ohio State Fire Marshall   

National Fire Protection Association  

Northeast Ohio Fire Prevention Association   

Southwest Emergency Response Team  

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