About Us

The Maple Heights Fire Department provides 24/7 fire protection and emergency medical service to the City.  The Maple Heights Fire Department is currently staffed with 34 full time sworn members.  Each member of the department is a certified Firefighter and Paramedic.  The Fire Department operates out of two fire stations.  Fire Station #1 is located at 5520 Warrensville Center Road and Fire Station #2 is located at 5720 Dunham Road.  Each station operates a fire engine and a rescue squad.  The two rescue squads in the city are staffed by trained firefighter/paramedics.  Fire Department personnel are also part of the Chagrin Southeast Regional Hazardous Materials Team and Confined Space Rescue Team, serving eastern Cuyahoga County.  The Fire Department responds to over 5,800 incidents each year.

Fire Prevention Bureau

The Maple Heights Fire Prevention Bureau is located at Fire Station 1 and is responsible for fire prevention education and inspection of commercial buildings in the City.  The Fire Prevention Bureau can be contacted at 216-662-6035.

Lock Boxes

Residential Lock Boxes are available free to qualifying residents.  These secure boxes allow entry into your home by the Fire Department if you are unable to open the door.  For more information contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 216-662-6035.

Employment Opportunity

The Maple Heights Fire Department is accepting applications for Lateral Transfer Firefighters. Candidates for Lateral Transfer Selection as a Firefighter shall possess an active Paramedic License, an active Firefighter I and II Certification, have worked as a Firefighter within the past two (2) years, and have at least one (1) year full time experience or 2080 hours of part time work as a Firefighter.

Applications can be downloaded by clicking this link. Once completed and notarized, please submit to the Maple Heights Law Department, 5353 Lee Road, Maple Heights, Ohio, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Please include a cover letter, resume, and copies of certifications with the application.  Applications will be retained for six (6) months.


Fire Hydrant Flushing: May 2021

The Maple Heights Fire Department will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the month of May. Flushing hydrants is an important preventive maintenance activity that verifies proper operation of the hydrant and ensures adequate water flow will be available if the need for firefighting arises.

When hydrants are being flushed, you may notice slightly yellow, orange, or brown-colored water coming from your faucet. If this happens, simply run your cold water tap for three to five minutes. If the water is still discolored, wait about 30 minutes and run the water again. This temporary discoloration only affects the appearance of the water – it does not cause a health or safety risk.

While the water is safe to drink, you should avoid washing laundry during scheduled flushing times, as the flushed sediment could discolor white clothing. Wait until the water runs clear at the tap, then wash a load of dark clothes first. You should also avoid using hot water until the cold water runs clear.

Fight For Air Climb:

Maple Heights Firefighters recently participated in the Fight For Air Climb at Progressive Field on May 2, 2021, to raise funds for the American Lung Association.  The members who participated raised $4,530.00 and the event raised a total of $102,908.51.  Great job by all who participated!  Click here for more information on the event.

Photo of firefighters at stair climb fundraiser.

  • Photo of firefighters at stair climb fundraiser.
  • Fire Department Logo
  • Fire Truck
  • Ambulance