Fire Suppression

The Wooster Division of Fire protects a population of approximately 26,384 and covers 17.9 square miles which include residential, light and heavy industry, warehousing, commercial, retail, the Wooster City School District, The College of Wooster and park areas with ponds, lakes and wooded areas.

Our department is tasked with Emergency Medical Services, Fire Suppression, Confined Space Rescue, Hazardous Materials Operations, Fire Prevention, and Education. The majority of our calls are requests for emergency medical assistance requiring Basic and or Advanced Life Support. We are the First Responder for all life safety concerns in the City of Wooster.

All of our firefighters are trained to the highest level within the State of Ohio, which is 330 hours of classroom and hands-on training at the Ohio Fire Academy at Reynoldsburg, and most are also certified Paramedics, which are required to maintain their certification with the State Of Ohio. All Firefighters are required to have to have 54 hours of continuing education every three years to continue to be State certified, and all Paramedics have to have 94 hours of continuing education every three years to continue to be State certified.  

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Daily Duties

The daily duties include:

  • Responding to emergencies
  • Training
  • Physical fitness
  • Equipment maintenance and repairs
  • Station maintenance and repairs
  • Housekeeping and daily station duties
  • Paperwork and documentation 

Other duties might include the following:

  • Fire inspections and prevention
  • Giving fire education classes
  • Hose testing
  • Station tours
  • Community events
  • Assisting residents with questions and problems when they’re not sure who to call
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Fire Apparatus

The Wooster Division of Fire currently maintains in its fleet:

  • 2015 John Deere 825i Gator Grass Fire/Rescue Vehicle
  • 2007 Pierce Dash with a 1500 Gallons Per Minute (GPM) pump
  • 2004 Seagrave  75' Aerial Ladder with a 1500 GPM pump
  • 2000 Pierce Dash with a 1500 GPM pump
  • 1998 Pierce Lance 100' Aerial Platform Quint with a 1500 GPM pump
  • 1990 Pierce Lance with a 1500 GPM pump