Fire & Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

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Fire Department

The Wadsworth Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service provides fire and emergency medical care for the City of Wadsworth and Wadsworth Township. The department serves a 25 square mile area from two locations: 153 North Lyman and 338 Weatherstone Drive.


The fire department, which was organized in 1896, is made up of 54 members of which 14 personnel are full-time. These consist of a fire chief, assistant fire chief, ten fire inspectors/firefighter medic, one fire/medic, emergency vehicle maintenance person, one part-time maintenance person, and a department administrative assistant. The remainder of the force is paid-on-call. The fire department answered 254 fire calls and 2224 EMS calls in 2018.

Both Fire Stations are staffed with two personnel 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The average response time for Fire in 2018 was 6.37 minutes and for EMS was 3.30 minutes.


The equipment available in Wadsworth for firefighting include:

  • Three modern pumping engines
  • A 100 foot aerial platform truck
  • A 3,000 gallon tanker
  • A 1999 combination heavy rescue truck / hazardous materials containment truck
  • A Grass Fire pickup truck

The EMS maintains four modern ambulances equipped with twelve lead external defibrillators and other state of the art life support equipment.

Fire Safety Inspections & Emergencies

To arrange for a fire safety inspection, contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 330-335-2810. The fire department's business office is located at 153 North Lyman Street and can be reached at 330-335-2849. All Fire and Emergency Medical calls are handled through the Wadsworth Police Department dispatcher. Emergency calls can be made by calling 911 or by dialing 330-334-1511. Additional numbers for fire and EMS all have voice mail capabilities.