Fire & Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

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: 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.