*COVID-19 Updates* New COVID-19 CDC Guidelines will be effective on Monday, August 16, 2021 for the Civic Center and Rec Center as set forth in Mayor Matthew Burke's Announcement (which you can view on the News page as well as the Mayor's page).* We will continue to monitor recommendations from the CDC, Ohio Department of Health and Governor Mike Dewine during this public health crisis.

Fire Department

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Kenneth R. Strope, Jr., Fire Chief

9-1-1 Emergency Calls

216-475-8040 Non-Emergency Calls

216-475-8389 (fax)


Sandy Mistur, Administrative Assistant



The Garfield Heights Fire Department has two stations.

FIRE STATION NO. 1 is located at 5115 Turney Road and FIRE STATION NO. 2 is located at 4585 East 131th Street.

Are fireworks legal?
No, you cannot set fireworks off in the State of Ohio.

As a citizen of the State of Ohio, can I buy and use fireworks?
Yes, you may buy consumer or 1.4g fireworks from a licensed wholesaler or manufacturer; however, you cannot discharge any consumer or 1.4g fireworks in the State of Ohio.

You must transport all fireworks purchased in Ohio out of the state within 48 hours of the purchase.

The only items that can be used in Ohio are designated "trick and novelty" which smoke, pop, and/or sparkle.

In Ohio, use of 1.4g fireworks (fire crackers, bottle rockets, etc.) is illegal. (R.C. 3743.65 (B))


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.


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.

To view the Ordinance, please click here.

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

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

Message from State Fire Marshal, Kevin Reardon

  • Click here for information regarding "How safe is your business from fire?"