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 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.
Fire Chief Michael Ramm
Fire Department Mission Statement:
Our Mission is to prevent or 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. We will accomplish this mission through fire suppression, emergency medical response, care and transport, rescue, code enforcement, public education, fire investigation, and professional development training. Our fire fighters:
VALUES AND PHILOSOPHIES
Honor – represents the dedication, trust, and dependability that our fire fighters commit to act responsibly, be accountable for their actions and fulfill their obligations promoting excellence of character and integrity.
Courage – the value that gives us the moral and mental strength to do what is right, even in the face of personal or professional adversity and under dangerous and stressful conditions.
Dedication – We are dedicated to family, our department, and the community we serve. We are dedicated to excellence and providing the highest quality of fire, rescue and emergency medical services to the community.
Compassion – We are believers in the Golden Rule, which advocates that people should treat others as they would like to be treated. Regardless of the time of day, nature of an incident, or condition of a resident or guest, we treat all people with patience, kindness, understanding, and dignity.
Integrity – We will strive to uphold the highest ethical ideals in our public and private lives. We nourish a culture and environment rooted in a belief that we are guardians of the public’s trust. We uphold the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct, act as responsible citizens and respect the equality and right of others.
Family – We are a fire department family. We are committed and accountable to each other because our lives depend on it. We value each member in our organization. We respect those who came before us and will strive to make the organization better for those who follow.
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.
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.
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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