Welcome from the Mayor
City of Westlake
27700 Hilliard Blvd.
Westlake, OH 44145
M – F: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Westlake Fire Department
Non-Emergency/General Information Phone: 440.871.3441
Fax: 440.835.6456



Stations are open 24/7.
Fire Administrative Offices at City Hall are open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Click here for a copy of the Fire Permit Application.

Fire Department Staff

Fire Chief
James Hughes

Assistant Fire Chief
Michael Freeman

Fire Prevention Secretary
Patt Long


Administrative Assistant
Mary Calucchia

Fire Stations
Fire Station #1
3200 Crocker Road
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Fire Station #2
2110 Columbia Road
Westlake, Ohio 44145


Westlake residents and visitors are served by a Fire Department consisting of a chief and his administrative staff, a Fire Prevention Bureau directed by an assistant chief, a line staff of three captains, six lieutenants and thirty-three line firefighters. Westlake’s two fire stations are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing immediate response to all types of emergencies. Two engines, two aerial trucks and four medic units are the workhorses responding to approximately 4,000 incidents a year.

Westlake fire personnel are all state-certified firefighters and paramedics who consistently participate in continuing education. Aside from basic fire and medical emergencies, fire personnel are trained to respond to hazardous material accidents, trench and building collapses, motor vehicle crashes with special extrication problems and confined space extrications.

The Fire Department provides a wide range of public education and prevention services. The Fire Department remains committed to the safety and health of all Westlake residents and visitors and is prepared to respond.


Fire Department News & Notes

Roper Lock Box
The Westlake Fire Department has authorized the Roper Lock Box for residential use only. Several nearby communities are using these boxes with much success. For details, click here.


Fire Department Civil Service Exams

None at this time.


Westlake Fire Department – Utilitag and Smoke Detector Program

In an effort to assist the Westlake community, the Fire Department offers The Utilitag and Smoke Detector Program:


  • You live in the City of Westlake.
  • You own and live in your home.
  • You are living on a low income, are a senior citizen or are disabled.

If you fit these criteria and wish to request the installation of smoke alarms in your home, call Westlake Fire Prevention at 440.835.6422 or Westlake Fire Department at 440.871.3441.

  • Whether you live in a rented house or apartment, your landlord is required to provide you with a working smoke alarm.
  • Tenants are responsible for maintaining the smoke alarm(s) in good working condition.


Education and Public Service Programs

To schedule any of the programs listed, please call:

Mary Calucchia
Westlake Fire Department



  • "Learn Not To Burn"
    Fire personnel teach fire safety to school children, ages pre-K through grade 5, using innovative, multimedia learning programs.
  • Emergency evacuation procedures and plans
    The department helps prepare emergency evacuation routes and procedures for homes and businesses.
  • Fire Safety House
    A large mobile home is used for hands-on learning in how to prevent and escape fires in the home.
  • Juvenile fire-setter counseling
    Education and counseling programs are presented to children who are exhibiting interest in playing with fire.
  • General safety programs
    The department will tailor a presentation to fit the specific needs for a residence or business.
  • CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
    Fire personnel teach classes on adult, child and infant CPR on a pre-scheduled basis. Also available are CPR classes specifically for a family, a business or a community group.
  • First aid training
    We will provide your group with general first-aid training, or with training specific to a situation or hazard you might face.
  • Automatic external defibrillator training
    The Fire Department encourages all facilities to obtain an AED and will assist in training company personnel.
  • Paramedic demonstration
    Paramedics will show the advanced skills and equipment they use to save lives.
  • Fire station tours
    Tours are available for large or small groups of any age.
  • Emergency vehicle demonstrations
    Want to see a ladder truck set up? The "jaws of life" in use? An emergency medical simulation? The Fire Department is happy to provide demonstrations for groups.
  • Tornado safety
    The Fire Department will assist in planning appropriate safety measures to take when a tornado strikes.
  • Event speakers
    Innovative programs can be adapted specifically to a group or topic. Have an idea? Give us a call!


Fire Prevention Services

Westlake offers fire prevention services to city residents as well as businesses in the city. To schedule any of these services, please call:

Patt Long
Fire Prevention


  • General inspections of businesses
    The Fire Prevention Bureau oversees the fire safety inspections of all businesses and public buildings.
  • Review of building plans and sprinkler systems
    The bureau works closely with the Westlake Building Department and Westlake Planning Department to ensure that all fire safety regulations are met. The department reviews new and revised plan reviews for the following: sprinkler, fire alarm, kitchen hoods, building remodels, developement plans, site plans, underground fire lines, etc. so that life safety is optimized.
  • Hydrant testing
    Hydrants are serviced and tested on a semi-annual basis to make sure they work properly.
  • Facility emergency pre-plans
    The Fire Department maintains building plans of public buildings in Westlake to ensure a prompt and effective fire suppression response.
  • Witnessing of life safety systems tests
    The bureau witnesses the commercial life safety systems tests: Annual fire alarm and sprinkler; semi annual kitchen hoods, FM200, spray booths; private hydrants; standpipes, etc. to ensure that the systems are operating correctly and repairs are followed up in a timely manner.