The City of Northwood Fire Department is a public department in northern Wood County Ohio with part-time or paid-on-call staffing. We currently have an ISO rating of 4. We protect approximately 5,100 citizens in a 8.5 square mile area, including portions of I-75, I-280, SR 579, and SR 51. We are dispatched by our Police & Fire Emergency Communications Center and operate on the Lucas County regional 800 radio system. Our station numbering (Station 82 & Station 83) falls under the regional fire department identification system in line with Northern Wood County, Lucas County, and portions of Ottawa County. Information on our run volume can be found under the Public Information tab.
We run automatic-aid with the following jurisdictions:
- City of Rossford Station 29
- Perrysburg Township Station 74
- Lake Township Stations 26, 27, & 28
- Allen-Clay Joint Fire District Stations 34, 35, & 36
We provide mutual-aid to the following jurisdictions:
- City of Oregon
- City of Perrysburg
- City of Toledo
- Toledo Refining Company
We have a Part-Time City Fire Chief who oversees all operations of the Fire Department. He is assisted by a Deputy Chief, a District Chief, a Captain, and six Lieutenants. The Deputy Chief oversees all department training. The chiefs respond to major incidents throughout the area under the Northern Wood County Fire Chiefs Incident Management Team. The District Chief oversees operations at Station 83. The Captain oversees operations at Station 82. The lieutenants each oversee an aspect of the department including EMS supply inventory, training, fleet maintenance, small engine repairs, fire prevention inspections, shift scheduling, public CPR/First Aid training, and our probationary mentorship program.
We have two personnel on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These part-time personnel respond to all calls for service and also take care of day-to-day tasks such as fire inspections, equipment checks, station upkeep, and Public Relations. The part-time duty crew‘s response is supplemented by paid-on-call personnel, who respond from home.
Our department operates newer, updated equipment including 2001 KME engine, a 2017 Pierce engine, a 2009 KME tower, a 2005 KME minipumper, a 2021 Braun medic unit, a 2015 AEV medic unit, a 1998 Horton medic unit, a 2022 Chevy utility, a 2017 Chevy utility, a 2015 Deputy Chief command car, and a 2021 Chief command car. We carry equipment and training for many types of hazards including Rapid Intervention, Rescue Task Force/Active Shooter operations, water & ice rescue, vehicle & machinery rescue, Hazardous Materials identification, gas monitoring, and spill containment. We are equipped with Zoll heart monitoring, two Zoll Autopulse mechanical CPR devices, and Zoll AED equipment. For continuity of operations, the Northwood Police Department also carries Zoll AED equipment. Information on our equipment can be found in the Station Information section under About Us.
The City of Northwood Fire Department proudly provides fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to the City of Northwood, our neighbors, friends, families, and guests. We also provide training opportunities to our neighbors including babysitter first aid, CPR classes, and fire extinguisher training.