In addition to fire fighting and emergency medical services, the Fire Department provides many services including fire safety inspections, public education and other services such as pulse readings.

Public Services

  • Emergency Preparedness - if residents need information how to prepare for an emergency at their house/business, please contact the Garfield Heights Fire Prevention Bureau at 216-475-4053.
  • For any fire prevention questions, please directly email

Inspection Services

  • Periodic inspections of commercial buildings
  • Inspections of residences, upon request

Public Education

  • Carbon monoxide presentations for groups
  • Fire safety presentations for groups, schools, etc.
  • Fire extinguisher training for employers, groups, individuals, etc.

Miscellaneous Services

  • Carbon monoxide (CO) investigations for residences or businesses

Fire Stations

The Garfield Heights Fire Department has two stations.

Neighbors by Ring Application

The Fire Department is excited to join the "Neighbors by Ring" app in efforts to provide fire safety best practices in our Community.

This application will allow the Garfield Heights Fire Department to inform the community of real-time incidents and safety events so you can always stay informed. The Neighbors by Ring app also allows you, the user, to see something or share something directly with Garfield Heights Fire Department.

You do not need Ring devices to participate, anyone with any camera system can upload content to the Neighbors by Ring app!. We are encouraging everyone to spread the word out to the community about the Neighbors by Ring App. To download please text "jointoday" to 555888.

Open Burning

Summer is close, and so is having outdoor fires. We would like to remind you to be courteous to your neighbors. Some neighbors may have respiratory problems and may not be able to tolerate the smoke, others sleep with their windows open. Please take into consideration the time of day when enjoying your fire.

View the City of Garfield Heights Opening Burning Rules (PDF).

Accepting Lateral Transfers

The Garfield Heights Fire Department will be accepting lateral transfers of Ohio Certified Firefighter Level II / Ohio Certified Paramedics.  The process of Lateral Entry is established as an alternative method for hiring Firefighters who have already been trained by another jurisdiction.  Starting salary level and benefits will start at Third Class.

Candidate(s) shall possess an active Firefighter I and II Certification, have worked as a firefighter within the past (2) two years, and have at least (1) one-year full-time experience, or have (2080) two thousand eighty hours of part-time work as a Firefighter. Lateral entry candidates may be required to submit to the following, including but not limited to, a thorough background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological and medical evaluation, physical fitness examination, oral interview and drug screening,

(Criteria has been copied from Garfield Hts. Civil Service Rule IV: Examinations, Section 14: Lateral Entry)

All Applications MUST Include the Following:

*Completed Application

*Cover Letter and Resume

*Copy of Current Ohio Department of Public Safety FIREFIGHTER II card. 

*Copy of Current Ohio Department of Public Safety PARAMEDIC card. 

*Copy of Current American Heart Association ACLS card. 

*Copy of Current American Heart Association HEALTHCARE PROVIDER / BLS card. 

*Copy of Current American Heart Association PALS card. 

*Copy of Current (valid) DRIVERS LICENSE.


Section 14(i): Candidates eligible for lateral transfer under these rules shall be credited for any time worked for any EMS agencies that operate a primary 911 service. All such time will be credited toward the one-year (full-time) or 2080 hours (part-time) employment required to be eligible for lateral transfer.   

Applications can be downloaded from the link below.  Please include a cover letter, resume and copies of certifications with the application. Once completed and notarized please submit to: 

Garfield Heights Fire Station #1 

5115 Turney Road

Garfield Heights, OH 44125

Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Lateral Entry Application 

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