Our mission is to improve the quality of life within the community by continuing to protect and preserve life while conserving property utilizing specialized skills and compassion. We will accomplish this mission while maintaining a high regard for the safety and health of our personnel.
We will maintain a high standard of training, a quality assurance program to ensure effective critique of department actions through feedback from community residents, and an effective communications system to tie all of this together.
We will continue to receive superb backing from the City Administrators and demand the highest professionalism from our own members to provide this service.
Fire Department Facts
- There are currently 42 members of the Fire Department with 31 career and 11 part time members. Firefighters are cross-trained as certified State of Ohio Professional firefighter II/Paramedics.
- There are 9 firefighters on duty each 24-hour shift, with a Chief, Assistant Chief and an Executive Assistant in office Monday through Friday.
- Twinsburg Fire is also contracted to cover Twinsburg Township for fire, EMS and fire inspections.
- There is one Fire Marshal in the fire prevention bureau, Monday through Friday. He is responsible for inspecting over 1019 locations in the city and township on an annual basis, as well as fire investigations and fire safety education. Lt. John Dunn is the current Fire Marshal. He can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The fire prevention bureau also conducts fire extinguisher training utilizing our state of the art digital/laser simulator. *THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COViD-19.
- While on duty, when not training, firefighters are performing daily in-house maintenance on equipment and also performing daily practical skill training sessions, as well as physical fitness regimens. This enhances our overall performance and ability to serve our community.
- Some firefighters have received special training as state certified Fire Safety Educators. Programs include curriculum from kindergarten students through 6th grade within the Twinsburg City School District. *THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COViD-19.
- CPR is taught, free of charge, to the public, as well as to company employees in Twinsburg for a nominal fee. *THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COViD-19.
- A select few firefighters have received specialized training in HAZMAT mitigation techniques and also belong to the Summit County HAZMAT Team.
- A number of firefighters have received specialized training in advanced Rope Rescue, High Angle Rescue and Trench Rescue techniques. These members are also part of the county team called Technical Rescue Operations Team (TROT). Chief Tim Morgan, Lt. Marcus Ketner, as well as firefighter/paramedics Kris Longo, Josh Jarzab and Ryan Nutter are currently members of Summit County TROT.
- Fire Chief Tim Morgan is currently the zone coordinator for Summit County TROT.
- Firefighter/paramedic Derrick Kulcsar is currently part of the Summit County Water Rescue Team.
- Several members are part of the Summit County Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT). This team manages large incidents throughout Summit County at the jurisdiction's request. Assistant Chief Steve Bosso and Captain Gina DeVito-Staub are currently members of Summit County IMAT
- Assistant Chief Steve Bosso is branch director of Summit County IMAT and is also rostered to the State of Ohio Incident Management Team (IMT), as well as a Wildland Firefighter and can be deployed to incidents within Ohio, as well as nationally and internationally.
- Besides the required Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications, our paramedics have received extra training in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS).
- We have a quality assurance program in effect, where on a monthly basis, a random sampling of calls are selected and a questionnaire is sent out. We ask for a group of 10 areas to rate us on and to add any additional comments. Overall we get top marks from respondents, though when we get the occasional poor marks a follow-up is made to that resident to see what transpired and then make changes as indicated to maintain a highly professional service to the community we serve.
- During Fire Prevention Week in October, we hold one of the most popular and well attended fire department open houses in northeast Ohio. The event is always on the second Wednesday in October.
- We are always happy to accommodate anyone interested in a tour, but please give us a call first so that we can ensure that someone is there to walk you through. *THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COViD-19.
- The department is proud of their Explorer program for young adults seeking a fire/EMS career. Captain Gina DeVito-Staub is the Twinsburg Explorer Post coordinator. For more information, email Captain Gina at: email@example.com
- The fire department administers the city’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), which has a roster of 65 people who are well trained in disaster response, traffic control, search and rescue techniques and incident management functions. This group is called upon to assist the Twinsburg safety forces when needed. Assistant Chief Steve Bosso is the administrator for Twinsburg CERT. For more information, email the assistant chief at: firstname.lastname@example.org