Established as a volunteer fire department in 1937, the Copley Township Fire Department is a well-equipped, professionally staffed, full-time operation. The department is made up of a combination of full and part-time personnel working around the clock to provide Fire, Rescue, and EMS services to Copley Township and surrounding communities.
There are two fire stations in the township.
Fire Station Number 1 serves as the headquarters for Copley Township Fire Department. Located at the Town Hall, 1540 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, the operations section resides in the lower level of the Town Hall. Fire Administration offices are located on the main floor.
Fire Station Number 2 is located at 4570 Medina Road, on Stony Hill, just west of the Montrose commercial area. This station is jointly operated by both Copley and Bath Township Fire Departments. This relationship started over 25 years ago and has saved millions of dollars for both townships while providing a second fire station location for both jurisdictions.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
The Copley Fire Department has been a pioneer in establishing EMS to the Copley community and Northeastern Ohio. The service began in 1974, with the first Paramedics graduating in 1976. From its humble beginning using a 1968 Chevy van, the department now provides modern, high tech rescue and emergency service.
Under the medical direction of Doctor Andrew Yocum, the Copley Township Fire Department employs highly trained paramedics, an aggressive medical protocol and state of the art equipment to provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) to Copley residents.