Fire Department Services
Fire and EMS Services
Chardon Fire Department provides 24 hour / 7 day fire suppression and paramedic EMS services to the residents that we serve in Chardon City, Chardon Twp, and Claridon Twp. Our single fire station is staffed around the clock by Ohio certified firefighter/paramedics & EMT's. Dispatching is provided by the Chardon Police Department and Geauga County Sheriff's Office, with redundant backup capability and advanced computer aided dispatching.
Our EMS medical direction is handled through the University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, a Level 3 Trauma Center (). Aeromedical helicopter support is provided through University MedEvac (pictured at left), and Metro Life Flight.
Fire Education/ Prevention / Inspection
Chardon Fire Department employs a full-time fire inspector, Deputy Fire Marshal Stephen Bohm (), who works with area businesses and developers to keep our residents safe. Planned site visits, inspections, walk-thrus, and blue print approval are all part of his job. He also certifies preparation and ignition of all professional fireworks shows in our coverage area.
Fire alarm and sprinkler testing for area businesses is a big part of his job. Additionally, he runs a "knox box" program for residents and businesses, where a secured key box is made available for situations where the fire department may need to gain access to a house or property quickly, using a special key.
CPR and Public Education
We offer periodic CPR/AED, First Aid, and "Stop The Bleed" Classes, as well as a variety of public education offerings. Fire extinguisher training for businesses, emergency preparedness drills, and general site hazard assessments are all offered with prior notice. Contact Capt. John Blauch at for more details.
Stop The Bleed and Heartsaver First Aid
Chardon Fire Department provides community education in the national Stop The Bleed initiative, designed to help civilians stop major bleeding with tourniquets, hemostatic gauze, and wound packing. Contact Capt Blauch at for further details.
Residential Knox Box Program
Our full-time fire inspector, Deputy Fire Marshal Stephen Bohm (), can provide a small residential knox box for your home. This box contains a key to your home, which can only be accessed for fire department personnel. It can be invaluable in an emergency, and eliminates the need to break windows or doors, in the event of an alarm or emergency. Contact Stephen today to see if a knox box is right for you.