The Chagrin Falls Fire Department is comprised of two separate organizations. All personnel are members of both.
The Chagrin Falls Village Fire Department was formed in 1897 and is paid per call for fires within the Village of Chagrin Falls. The department is funded through the general fund of the Village of Chagrin Falls and has a paid part-time Chief appointed by the Mayor.
The Chagrin Falls Suburban Volunteer Fireman’s Association, Inc., the “suburban department,” is a non-profit corporation that provides fire and emergency medical services for the Villages of Bentleyville, Hunting Valley, Moreland Hills, South Russell, and Chagrin Falls Township.
An EMS contract is also maintained with the Village of Chagrin Falls. The Fire Chief normally serves as chief of this department also.
The department covers a 32 square mile response area, serving a population of approximately 13,000 residents.
The station is located in the Village of Chagrin Falls. Apparatus consists of two fire attack pumpers, a 75 ft. ladder truck, a heavy rescue truck, 3 ALS equipped EMS squads, a Command/Fire Marshal vehicle, a rescue boat and two multi-purpose utility vehicles.The department also has two mountain bikes for a bike patrol unit and a specially equipped All-Terrain Vehicle to provide Rescue and Firefighting capabilities in areas that our standard vehicle cannot access.
Four personnel staff the station 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Fire Chief and the Fire Marshal work Monday through Friday on 8 hour shifts bringing staffing to 6 during those hours. The department currently has 5 full-time personnel on 24 hour shifts and part-time members on duty at the station work 12 hour shifts.
13 officers along with 35 firefighters make up the department.
In 2018 the department responded to 1551 Fire and EMS runs.
The station is located on the South side of Chagrin Falls Village Hall. Our main entrance is located on Walnut Street.