The Copley Fire Department has evolved from a "traditional" firefighting department to one which provides responses to all hazards. We provide many other services to Township residences and businesses.
Citizens Fire Academy
Copley Fire Department will hold its first Citizens Fire Academy beginning May 2, 2018 at Station 1, 1540 S Cleve-Mass Rd and will be held every Wednesday from 6-8pm for 7 weeks. The main goal is to expose residents to the inner workings of the Copley Fire Department, become CPR certified, educate residents on fire and home safety, and provide hands-on training for all participants. Please call Michael Jones at 330-666-6464 with questions.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training
American Heart Association Certified "Heart Saver/Automated External Defibrillator (AED)" CPR classes are held at our main station in the Copley Town Hall at 1540 S Cleveland-Massillon Road. Residents and businesses alike will receive certification in CPR and AED through a class conducted by Copley Fire Department personnel. The cost of the class is $35 per person and is by appointment only. To schedule a class call the Fire Department Administrative Assistant, Keely Meissner, at 330-666-6464.
Training in the proper use of fire extinguishers is provided to local businesses using a jointly-owned fire extinguisher training prop. This equipment was purchased through Youth Fire Prevention, Inc., a shared service entity made up of representatives from the Bath, Copley, Fairlawn and Richfield Fire Departments. To schedule a class call the Fire Department Administrative Assistant, Keely Meissner, at 330-666-6464.
If you would like assistance with installing a car seat in your vehicle, please contact us to have one of our trained car seat technicians install your seat for you. They will show you the proper use of the seat, and check to make sure the seat is the appropriate type and is safe to use. To schedule an installation, please call the Fire Department Administrative Assistant, Keely Meissner, at 330-666-6464.
Residential Knox Box Program
The fire department has a stock of special key boxes for our residents with functional needs. A set of keys to access your residence is stored inside the box, which may only be opened with a special key stored securely in our fire vehicles and ambulances. To determine if you are eligible to receive a Residential Knox Box, or to schedule your installation, please call the Fire Department Administrative Assistant, Keely Meissner, at 330-666-6464.
Summit County Special Operations Response Teams (SCSORT)
Comprised of the Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Response Team, Technical Rescue Operations Team and Water/Dive Rescue Team, SCSORT provides specialized rescue and emergency responses to all of Summit County including Copley Township. The teams are comprised of members of local fire departments in Summit County, and Copley has nine personnel on these teams including our Fire Chief who is on the SORT Executive Board. These teams may be deployed throughout the 13 counties which make up Ohio Emergency Management Region 5, or anywhere else in the State through the Ohio Fire Chief's Emergency Plan. The HAZMAT Team is classified as a Type I, which means it may also be deployed nationally.