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8400 Memphis Avenue
Brooklyn, Ohio 44144
Joe Zemek, Fire Chief
The Brooklyn Fire Department consists of the Chief, 6 lieutenants, 18 full time fire fighters and 13 part-time firefighters. In addition to fire suppression duty, 15 members are also State Certified Paramedics that man 2 Advanced Life Support emergency medical rescue squads.
Presently the Fire Department transports to three facilities: Parma, Metro and Kaiser/Parma. In the event of a life threatening illness or injury it may, however, be necessary to transport to the closest appropriate facility. During extreme situations when these three facilities are overloaded and closed, the alternate transport sites are: Lutheran, Fairview, and St. Vincent Charity Hospitals.
The City of Brooklyn has joined 18 other cities in the Southwest Area to provide expertise in the areas of hazardous materials, technical rescue, tactical ems to support police swat and the newly organized fire investigation task force. This allows each city to share the cost of manpower needed to provide these highly specialized services. The Brooklyn Fire Department provides two members to the Haz-Mat Team, two members to the Swat Medic Team, one member to the Tech-Rescue team, and one member to the Fire Investigation Unit. Our goal is to continually improve the service we offer to our citizens.
2013 Annual Report
- Fire Suppression
- Fire Prevention
- Public Education
To provide services to our community in life and fire safety through education, innovation, commitment, and compassion.
Setting the standards of excellence; guided by principles of trust, integrity, honesty, loyalty, and respect for all.
The Fire Department is built around the community. We recognize and value that our presence is dependent on the community’s needs. We will always strive to make our citizens and Administration proud of their Fire Department. We involve ourselves with the City’s schools, conducting fire safety education classes, participating in Safety Town, and conducting evacuation drills. The Fire Department is here to serve whatever your needs are, we are here to help, or will put you in touch with the proper authorities that can help you. This Fire Department belongs to the City Administration and the citizens of Brooklyn and our personnel are proud to serve.
- CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
The Brooklyn CERT is made up of the residents of Brooklyn, who are trained under the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Association’s (FEMA) curriculum standards. These volunteers assist the Public Safety Forces in the handling of major incidents and special events. Their dedication and compassion is an asset to the community. Anyone that may be interested in becoming a member of this group of professionally trained and skilled individuals can contact Chief Joe Zemek at 216-635-4226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual fire hydrant maintenance and flushing
The Brooklyn Fire Department's flushing program will begin this year on May 7th. The flushing will continue until all hydrants have been flushed and preventative maintenance performed. Signs will be posted at the end of streets (where flushing will take place at least one day (24 hours) prior to the flushing in your area. If you notice rusty water, please run your cold water until the discoloration clears. If you have any questions you may contact the Fire Department, during normal business hours, at 216-749-1212.