The Richmond Heights Division of Fire is a full-service professional organization committed to reducing the risks to life and property in our community. In 2021, Richmond Heights firefighters and EMS personnel responded to 2,374 calls for service. These calls cover a wide range of situations from helping someone who has fallen to raging structure fires. The Division of Fire adheres to the core value of customer service by equitably serving those who live, work, and play in Richmond Heights. Through safety, training, and preparedness, our firefighters strive to educate the community about fire and life safety skills for everyday life.
The division is equipped with a fire engine, a ladder truck, and two rescue squads, and has the ability to fight all types of fire emergencies. The rescue squads provide emergency medical transport to local hospitals.
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Department Seeks Part-Time Firefighters
The Richmond Heights Division of Fire is currently seeking applications for part-time firefighters. All applicants must possess Firefighter II and Paramedic certifications. Interested candidates can pick up an employment application at Richmond Heights City Hall during normal business hours. View the Employment application (PDF). Please contact Fire Chief Marc Neumann at 216-383-6304 with any questions.
Smoke Alarm Program
The Richmond Heights Division of Fire participates in the American Red Cross Operation Save-A-Life program, which provides free home fire safety checks and smoke alarm installations. Smoke alarms are provided to Richmond Heights homeowners in need (landlords are required to provide them in rental properties). View more information about the Smoke Alarm Program.
Cooking Safety Tips
Cooking brings family and friends together, provides an outlet for creativity and can be relaxing. But did you know that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries? By following a few safety tips you can prevent these fires. View Cooking Safety Tips.
Department of Safety Improves on ISO Public Protection Classification
Congratulations to the City of Richmond Heights' Department of Safety for completing the ISO - Public Protection Classification Survey and earning an exceptional rating of 3 out of 10 (with 1 being the best possible score). View Department of Safety Improves on ISO Public Protection Classification.
Calling 911: Tips for Seniors
Serious medical emergencies are time-sensitive and seniors often call a family member first. This delays medical care. The following is a list of special tips that can help save the lives of our senior citizens: View Calling 911: Tips for Seniors.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
The Tri-Community CERT is the Community Emergency Response Team for Highland Heights, Mayfield Heights, and Mayfield Village. Under the direction of the Fire Chiefs, the team is responsible for providing support to first responders in the event of a disaster affecting our community. View the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips
Residential Lock Box Program
The program is designed to expedite access to senior/handicapped adults in their own homes during medical or other emergencies. View Residential Lock Box Program
State Fire Marshal Media Release
Click here for a copy of the media release from the State Fire Marshal about the fatal fire that occurred at the Loganberry Ridge Apartments on September 21, 2018. A $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who may be responsible for the fire is being offered.