Fire Department

Michael Suhy | Fire Chief

911 or 216-641-1923 Emergency

Cuyahoga Heights Fire Department

5480 Grant Avenue
Cuyahoga Heights, OH 44125
216-641-6799 Non-Emergency
216-641-2757 Fax

Fire Department

Cuyahoga Heights Fire Department currently staffs 12 full-time firefighters working three 24-hour shifts and a staff of part-time firefighters who fill in and assist as needed. Administrative duties for the department are handled by a Fire Chief and an Assistant Fire Chief. The Assistant Fire Chief also takes care of the daily duties of the Fire Prevention Office. The Fire Department provides the Village of Cuyahoga Heights residents and business with Emergency Medical and Fire Suppression Services along with fire safety inspections and education.

Mission Statement

To provide the most efficient service for the community, we will act and perform in a safe, courteous and professional manner. As members of the fire service, we have chosen to protect the lives and property of the citizens of our community. Our highly trained and motivated members have chosen to be part of a team that takes pride in representing the Cuyahoga Heights Fire Department. We will strive to create a strong bond with the community by involving them in fire education, prevention, and protection.

Employment Opportunities


The Village of Cuyahoga Heights will be giving an open competitive, professional competency examination for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic on August 25, 2021 at 6:00 pm at 4863 E. 71st, Cuyahoga Heights Village Hall, upstairs. Beginning July 1, 2021, until August 16, 2021, applications for the test may be obtained at the Cuyahoga Heights Village Hall, 4863 E. 71st, Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio, weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  Every applicant must be a U.S. Citizen and be at least 18 years of age as of the date of the written examination. No person shall be eligible to take the examination if they are 37 years of age or older on the date of the written examination. All applicants must pass a professional competency examination. The professional competency examination will be on Cuyahoga Heights Fire Department SOG’s and Medical Protocols, copies of both can be made available. To receive an application, you must have a valid Cuyahoga Community College Firefighters Physical Agility Test certificate with a validated passing time of 4 minutes and 30 seconds or less, submit a current copy of a valid Paramedic Certification, and have proof of successful completion in State of Ohio Firefighter Level 2 Certification Course. Medical and psychological examinations may also be required. The applicant must be in a physical condition capable of performing the physical functions required of a Firefighter/Paramedic. All information regarding requirements/restrictions for taking the exam will be included in the application packet, along with a copy of Cuyahoga Heights Cod. Ordinance 246, passed 09/2020. Note only the first fifty (50) valid applications received by the Village on August 16, 2021, by 3:00 p.m. will be eligible to take exams.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.


Cuyahoga Heights Fire Department 2021 SOG Study Guide

Fire Prevention Office

The Fire Department provides a large number of other services that are not as visible as Fire and Rescue vehicles responding on an emergency call but they can be just as important. Here is a list of a few of them.

  • Fire safety inspections and fire safety information is provided to all business and industry in Cuyahoga Heights on a yearly or as-needed basis.
  • Plan reviews and testing of fire alarm and protection systems.
  • Provides public education to residents and business including fire extinguisher classes.
  • Assists the Cuyahoga Heights Schools with fire and tornado drills.
  • Provides fire safety information year round to the residents of Cuyahoga Heights, which culminates every October during Fire Prevention Week with a smoke alarm and battery program.

Free Fire Extinguisher Classes for Groups and Businesses

We have a mobile fire extinguisher training trailer that can be set up at the station or your business. Every participant will be given a short class, operate an extinguisher, and safely put out an actual fire. Fire Extinguisher Training Demonstration

Contact Assistant Chief Selig at 216.641.6799 or for more information.

Support and Special Services

Phillips Lifeline

The Cuyahoga Heights Fire Department is dedicated to finding solutions that support the independence of older adults. One of these solutions is the Phillips Lifeline System—ideal for a variety of needs. Have you fallen and require assistance? Are you having trouble breathing and need an ambulance? Find yourself locked out of the house and must find someone with a key? Philips Lifeline can help connect your loved ones and the fire department. This system will work with your home phone line or your wireless internet system. Signing up is easy. We will come to your home and show you how the system can work, install the equipment, maintain all your products, and assist you with any questions along the way.

  • 33% of people age 65+ will fall. At 80, that increases to 50%
  • Seniors who receive help within an hour have a better rate of survival
  • The faster help arrives, the less likely an injury will lead to hospitalization or the need to move into a long-term care facility.

If you would like a consultation and/or a Phillips Lifeline System unit installed, contact Assistant Chief Selig at 216.641.6799 or

CPR Training

CPR training is provided to local industry, residents, students and staff of Cuyahoga Heights Schools. Planning and participation in training and emergency drills are provided both in house and with local agencies and fire departments. Contact Assistant Chief Selig at 216.641.6799 or for more information.

Tornado Siren

We have three emergency weather sirens. They are located at the end of Chapek Parkway, on top of the fire station and on top of a building at the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) on Canal Road. They are tested at noon on the first Saturday of every month from March to November.

SwiftReach Notification

The Village has an emergency contact system called SwiftReach. Our dispatcher can send out messages to all Village residents and businesses via telephone in case of an emergency. If you are not receiving these calls, please click the Add/Remove Yourself button in the graphic below and fill out the form to add, update or remove your contact information.
Powered by SwiftReach Networks, Inc.

SERT Team Member

We are a member of the Southwest Emergency Response Team which offers a Hazmat, Rescue and Fire Investigation team as needed.

Fire Department Distributes Photoelectric Smoke Alarms to all Residents

The initiative was made possible through a special grant from ArcelorMittal Cleveland. For more information, and/or to speak with someone regarding this innovative local safety initiative, please contact Michael Suhy at 216.641.6799 or