About our Department

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 6,000 incidents each year.

Employment Opportunity!!!

There are two ways to join the Maple Heights Fire Department: Lateral Transfer or Entry Level.

Lateral Transfer Firefighter:

The Maple Heights Fire Department is accepting applications for Lateral Transfer Firefighters.  Candidates for Lateral Transfer Selection as a Firefighter must possess an active Ohio Firefighter I & II Certification, an active Ohio Paramedic License, have worked as a Firefighter and/or Paramedic 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 and/or Paramedic.

Applications can be downloaded by clicking this link. Once completed and notarized, please submit it along with a cover letter, resume, and copies of certifications to the Maple Heights Human Resources Department, using one of the following methods:

City of Maple Heights
Attn:  Human Resources
5353 Lee Road
Maple Heights, Ohio  44137

Applications will be retained for six (6) months.  If you have any questions, call the Maple Heights Fire Department at 216-662-6035.

Entry Level Firefighter

Interested firefighter candidates who do not meet the qualifications for Lateral Transfer may test for entry level positions through the National Testing Network by clicking this link. If you have any questions, call the Maple Heights Fire Department at 216-662-6035.

2023 Annual Report

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.


New Rescue Squad:

Happy to report the new 2021 rescue squad is in service!

New Fire Department Rescue SquadNew Fire Department Rescue Squad

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.