Fire & Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
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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: 343 College Street and 338 Weatherstone Drive.
The fire department, which was organized in 1896, is made up of 50 members of which 16 personnel are full-time. These consist of a fire chief, assistant fire chief, eleven fire inspectors/firefighter medics, two fire/medics, one part-time maintenance person, and a department administrative assistant. The remainder of the force is paid-on-call. The fire department answered a total of 3,432 calls in 2022.
Both Fire Stations are staffed with two personnel 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The average response time for Fire in 2022 was 5.57 minutes and for EMS was 3.52 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 343 College 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.