Wadsworth Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service

Station 1
153 North Lyman Street
Wadsworth, Ohio 44281
Business 330-335-2849, Fax 330-335-2848

Non-Emergency After Hours phone 330-334-1511

Station 2
338 Weatherstone
Business 330-335-2851, Fax 330-335-2811

Fire Chief: Carl Rommel, 330-335-2851, crommel@wadsworthcity.org

Assistant Chief: Robert Lindner, 330-335-2850, rlindner@wadsworthcity.org

Administrative Asst. to Fire Chief: Arlene Buie, 330-335-2849, abuie@wadsworthcity.org

Fire Inspection Bureau: 330-335-2810 or 330-352-7240, fireinspectors@wadsworthcity.org


The Wadsworth Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service provides fire and emergency medical care for the City of Wadsworth and Wadsworth Township. The department serves a 25 square mile area from two locations: 153 North Lyman and 338 Weatherstone Drive.

The fire department, which was organized in 1896, is made up of 55 members of which 14 personnel are full-time. These consist of a fire chief, assistant fire chief, eight fire inspectors / firefighter medic, two fire/medics, emergency vehicle maintenance person, one part time maintenance person, and a department administrative assistant. The remainder of the force is paid on-call. The fire department answered 238 fire calls and 2067 EMS calls in 2016.

The equipment available in Wadsworth for firefighting include: Three modern pumping engines, a 100 foot aerial platform truck, a 3000 gallon tanker, a 1999 combination heavy rescue truck / hazardous materials containment truck, and a Grass Fire pickup truck. The E.M.S. maintains four modern ambulances equipped with twelve lead external defibrillators and other state of the art life support equipment.

Both Fire Stations are staffed with two personnel 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The average response time for Fire in 2016 was 6.16 minutes and for E.M.S. was 4.12 minutes.

To arrange for a fire safety inspection, contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 330-335-2810. The fire department's business office is located at 153 N. Lyman Street and can be reached at 330-335-2849. All Fire and Emergency Medical calls are handled through the Wadsworth Police Department dispatcher. Emergency calls can be made by calling 911 or by dialing 330-334-1511. Additional numbers for fire and EMS all have voice mail capabilities.