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SYLVANIA TOWNSHIP FIRE

8210 Sylvania Ave.
Sylvania, OH 43560
NON-EMERGENCY #: 419-882-7676

Welcome to the Sylvania FIRE-EMS web site.  Our department is administered by Sylvania Township. Our Township and City have a combined population of nearly 50,000 residents and is located in Lucas County Ohio, which is in Northwest Ohio. Sylvania Township borders the northwest side of the City of Toledo. Sylvania Township, in which the City of Sylvania is also located, is one of the top ten largest Townships in Ohio.Our department is staffed by career and part-time firefighters 24 hours a day from 4 fire stations located throughout the City and Township of Sylvania.

We always strive to provide the best in professional emergency services from our highly skilled firefighters. Our fire-ems team provides the residents and visitors to our Sylvania community the best in fire protection, emergency medical services, fire prevention/community risk reduction and public safety education.  Our department also offers a myriad of additional safety and educational services.

On behalf of Sylvania FIRE-EMS, I want to thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to visit our web site.  Please feel free to contact us at any time; we are here to assist you.

Sincerely,
Fire Chief Michael Ramm

Fire Department Mission StatementOur Mission is to prevent and minimize the loss of life and property damage from fire to our citizens and visitors; to provide high quality emergency medical services; to mitigate the consequences of natural and man-made disasters; and to provide non-emergency support services within our realm of expertise through highly skilled, trained and dedicated personnel.

VALUES AND PHILOSOPHIES

Devotion to Duty – We value this organization of men and women who hold devotion to duty above personal risk.

Community – We are committed to working together for the betterment of our community.

Integrity – We will strive to uphold the highest ethical ideals in our public and private lives.

Respect – We value serving the public with courtesy and respect, providing assistance wherever our skills and talents are needed.

Sincerity – We will count sincerity of service above personal comfort and convenience.

Safety – We value the safety of our personnel and our public.

Education & Training – We value education and training for our personnel as well as our residents.

Financial Responsibility – We shall utilize sound management principles to operate in a cost effective manner.

Resources – We value the proper utilization of all resources.

Dedication to Duty – We shall maintain a professional image through promptness, efficiency, and dedication to duty.

Fire Chief Michael Ramm

In March of 1981 Chief Ramm was appointed to the department as a volunteer fireman stationed at #2 on Central. Chief Ramm was hired full time in 1995 and assigned to station #1 for the first 4 years of his career. In 2001 he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to station #4. Then In March of 2013 promoted to Deputy Chief of Operations and stationed at station #64. On March 17, 2017 Chief Ramm became the Chief of the Department. Chief Ramm has an associate’s degree from Owens in Fire Science and a Bachelor’s degree in fire science from Columbia Southern University graduating from both with honors. Chief Ramm also has his Executive Fire Officers training completed through the Ohio Fire Chief’s Association. Chief Ramm likes to pride himself on his ability to lead by example. Chief Ramm will be working with both The Operations division and The Risk Reduction division of the Fire Department. Chief Ramm will report directly to John Zeitler the Township Administrator.

Chief Ramm is married with three children, wife Mary Ann married for 28 years, sons Jason (27) and Cody (26), and a daughter Courtney (18) still at home and graduating from Notre Dame Academy in 2017. Chief Ramm is a second generation Chief in Sylvania, following his dad Burt.

Chief Ramm’s main goal is to make the community of Sylvania a safe and enjoyable place to live, visit and raise a family.

Deputy Fire Chief Michael Froelich

Chief Froelich was hired as a fire fighter/EMT for Sylvania Township Fire Department in March of 1988. He was promoted to Lieutenant in November of 2001 and then to Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention/Community Risk Reduction in July of 2011. Mike previously served on his hometown fire department near Defiance, OH, as a volunteer and a full-time fire fighter.

Chief Froelich has continued to keep abreast of changes in the industry and learn new techniques throughout his career by attending courses at the Ohio Fire Academy & National Fire Academy as well as state and national conferences. Chief Froelich is certified as an EMT, Fire Fighter II, CERT Instructor, Fire Safety Inspector, Fire Investigator, Fire Instructor, Fire & Life Safety Educator I, Fire Officer III, Incident Safety Officer, has a degree in Fire Science and is a Credentialed Fire Chief Officer through the Ohio Fire Chief’s Association. The fire prevention field is work that Deputy Chief Froelich has enjoyed throughout his career.

Educating children and adults in fire safety, as well as being safe in all they do, is imperative. Turning the “Fire Prevention Bureau” into a “Community Risk Reduction Bureau” is a goal that is being realized. This goal works to keep our community, citizens and visitors safe. It not only includes fire safety, but it also includes prevention of injuries and health related issues. Mike resides in Sylvania with his wife Jennifer. They have 4 children.

Deputy Fire Chief Chris Nye

In September of 1989 Deputy Chief Nye was appointed to the department as a volunteer firefighter stationed at #1 on Monroe St. A graduate of the University of Toledo Paramedic Training Program in 1992, Deputy Chief Nye was hired full time in April of 1994 and assigned to station #1 as a firefighter/paramedic for the first 4 years of his career and spent the next 6 years at station #3 on Monroe @ Whiteford.. In August of 2004 he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to station #3. He also spent 2 years assigned to station #2 on Central Ave. and the last 10 years prior to his promotion to Deputy Chief at station #1. In April of 2017 he was promoted to Deputy Chief of Operations and stationed at station #4 on Sylvania Ave. Prior to his promotion to Deputy Chief he also served as President of Sylvania Firefighters IAFF Local 2243 for 16 years. Deputy Chief Nye likes to pride himself on his ability to lead by example. Deputy Chief Nye will be in charge of the daily operations of the Fire Department. Deputy Chief Nye will report directly to Chief Ramm.

Deputy Chief Nye is married to his wife Barbara for 29 years with three children, Daughters Brooke (27) a graduate of The Ohio State University and an Executive with Macy’s in Chicago, Chelsea (23) a graduate of Bowling Green State University and is a math teacher in Springfield Township Local Schools and a son Nicholas (19) who is attending The University of Cincinnati. Deputy Chief Nye continues a family history of public service; his father Richard retired as a 25 year Toledo Police Officer and his mother recently retired after 52 years as a Registered Nurse.

Deputy Chief Nye’s goal is to make the Sylvania community a desirable, safe and enjoyable place to live, visit and raise a family.

Training and Safety Officer: Captain Aaron Frye

Captain Aaron M.Frye was hired by the Sylvania Township Fire Department as a Firefighter-Paramedic on August 18, 2003; and has served with all 3 shifts and at all 4 stations during his career in Sylvania Township. As a Firefighter-Paramedic, he mainly worked out of Stations 3 and 4.

Aaron was one of five employees laid off in January of 2007 due to budget restrictions from a failed tax levy. He was recalled to service in July of 2008. Upon his return, he was assigned to Station 3.

He was promoted to Lieutenant April 17, 2011, and is honored to have served with crews on E62.

He accepted the position of Acting Captain effective January 1st of 2015 and was promoted on April 21, 2015. Captain Frye oversees the Fire Training Bureau and serves as the Department Safety Officer. He develops, schedules and implements training activities for all personnel; is working to expand the Officer Development program; responds to emergency incidents and functions as the Incident Safety Officer; and is responsible for implementing an overall safety program for operations; investigates and reviews all incidents involving on-duty injuries, near-misses and vehicular accidents; and coordinates the after-action reviews of major incidents.

Captain Frye is a State of Ohio Fire Instructor, Certified Fire Safety Inspector, an Incident Safety Officer, and certified as both Fire Officer I and II. He has worked within a variety of Fire and EMS positions since 1997 in both Cuyahoga and Lucas Counties, serving with the Olmsted Township Fire Department and the Springfield Township Fire Department. He attended Ohio University where he studied Health Care Administration with a Business and Inter-personal Communications concentration, and is currently working towards furthering his education with a degree in Fire Administration and Emergency Management.

Aaron and his wife Laura reside in the Sylvania community with their 3 daughters.

Jennifer Howard,  Administrative Assistant

 

Becky Clawson, Administrative Assistant

 

Fire Department Organizational Chart

RESOURCE DEPLOYMENT

The Sylvania Township Fire Department (Sylvania Fire-EMS) provides fire and emergency medical response from four fire stations strategically located throughout the community. Fire Station No. 1 is located at 6633 Monroe Street; Fire Station No. 2 is located at 3006 McCord Road; Fire Station No. 3 is located at 5056 Haddon Road, and Fire Station No. 4 is located at 8210 Sylvania Avenue and is the headquarters station.

Personnel staffing is maintained at a minimum of 14 on-duty personnel to deliver services to the residents and visitors of Sylvania Township and the City of Sylvania. Staffing is provided by career fire fighter/paramedics, and supplemented by part-time firefighter/EMTs or firefighter/paramedics. The career personnel work a 24-hour shift on-duty and 48-hours off-duty shift rotation, utilizing a three platoon system. The part-time firefighters are scheduled along with the career firefighters, and can work either a 12 or 24 hour shift. Each platoon begins their regular tour of duty at 0700 hours and work until 0700 hours the following day. During this tour of duty, the crews respond to calls for service and accomplish numerous other activities including station maintenance, physical fitness training, job-related training, fire prevention inspections and public fire safety education.

Sylvania Fire operates three Advanced Life Support (ALS) Engine Companies, one ALS Truck company and Lucas County EMS Life Squad #6 twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Each fire engine and the truck are minimally staffed with three firefighters at all times, the Life Squad with two.

Note: Sylvania Fire provides the personnel staffing and ancillary support for Life Squad 6, stationed at Fire Station No. 1, through a contractual agreement with Lucas County EMS.

 

Engines 61, 62 and 63

Three 2009 Fire Engines have been placed in service as Engines 61, 62 and 63, and are located at the corresponding Fire Station location. These engines are equipped with a full complement of firefighting equipment along with basic vehicle stabilization and hydraulic extrication tools as well as advanced life support (ALS) equipment. Our Sylvania Fire Engines serve as the basic service delivery platform that enables our personnel to effectively operate as an “All Hazards” Department. The term, “All Hazards” is indicative of the level of training and equipment immediately available to safely and proficiently operate on emergency incident scenes to control fires, deliver ALS care on emergency medical calls, mitigate hazardous materials incidents and provide emergency response and support to both man made and natural disasters.

Truck 64

A 2010 Tractor-Drawn 100’ Aerial Ladder Truck has been placed in service as Truck 64, and operates full-time as a Truck Company at Fire Station No. 4.  As is indicative with our engine apparatus, Truck 64 is equipped with a full complement of firefighting equipment for fire ground service that is typical of truck companies – forcible entry, laddering, search and rescue and ventilation – as well as advanced life support (ALS) equipment.  However, Truck 64 is also equipped with a full set of heavy duty hydraulic cutting and spreading rescue tools, heavy duty air lifting bags, heavy duty stabilization struts, emergency lighting and various power saws for cutting, hand tools for prying and forcible entry. Personnel staffing for Truck 64, along with all three Engines, utilizes a minimum of one Lieutenant (or a qualified Acting Lieutenant in their absence) and a minimum of two firefighter/paramedics.

 Lucas County Life Squad 6
Life Squad 6 is a 2010 transport unit that operates from Fire Station No. 1.  Sylvania Fire provides the minimum personnel staffing of two (2) firefighter-paramedics and ancillary support for Life Squad 6 through a contractual agreement with Lucas County EMS as a part of the Lucas County Tiered EMS system. Life Squad 6, as are all ten Life Squads in Lucas County, equipped with the latest in Cardiac Monitoring, and advanced life support EMS medications and equipment to deliver the most advanced, progressive pre-hospital care in Lucas County

 

 

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