City of North Ridgeville
Fire Department

Fire Station

The mission of the North Ridgeville Fire Department is to provide a range of programs designed to protect the lives and property of our residents and visitors from the adverse effects of fire, sudden medical emergencies, and other dangerous conditions. Our goals toward accomplishing our mission rely heavily on prevention, education, and customer service.

Department Contacts

 Hire Date

John C Reese, Chief/Paramedic


Jon Graf, Assistant Chief/Paramedic


Mike Uhnak, Assistant Chief/Paramedic 2/5/96

Michelle Smith, Administrative Assistant


Recent News
Entrance Examinations Notice of Examination: Full Time Patrol Officer Class "D" AND Full Time Firefighter/Paramedic Class "D"
Civil Service Commission is offering open, competitive written examinations to establish an eligibility list for BOTH entry level Patrol Officer Class "D" and entry level Firefighter/Paramedic Class "D" positions. Testing and applications will be accepted from Friday April 5, 2024 to Monday, May 27, 2024.
New Phone Numbers City Offices Transition to New Phone Numbers
The City of North Ridgeville has upgraded its phone system and transitioned to a new vendor. With this change and the opening of the new police station on March 18, all city phone numbers are changing, with the exception of the French Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. This change will be effective March 18 at 5:00 a.m.
CPR Fire Department Offers CPR Classes
The North Ridgeville Fire Department is offering the Family & Friends CPR course and the CPR/Basic Life Support Certification class. 
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7000 Ranger Way
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
Emergency: 911
Phone: (440) 490-2040
Fax: (440) 490-2028
Mobile Food Vendors

Cooking Tents: Prior approval must be obtained by the Fire Prevention Bureau, Asst. Chief Mike Uhnak at (440) 653-6362, in order to cook under or to utilize open flame within a tent or canopy.
Must complete the Mobile Food Unit Checklist PRIOR to submitting the Mobile Food Vendor Permit.
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