Education is a fundamental part of keeping Concord Township a fire safe community.



We offer hands on instructional classes which can be tailored to all age levels.  Classes are available for businesses, religious and civic groups, school children, individuals and families. Public events, such as block parties for example, may include a visit by the firefighters with a fire engine and/or rescue squad (as available).To schedule a general educational program or community event, please contact Fire Prevention at  (440) 350-1856 or email Inspector Doug Rought at [email protected].

Not sure where to turn for assistance? We have put together a Resident Resource Guide, geared toward our senior residents, to help find answers. You  may pick up a copy the next time you visit the Community Center or Town Hall.



We are once again offering American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training.
 April 16 and  April 23 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Concord Fire Station #1 – Training Room
11599 Concord-Hambden Road
Concord Twp OH 44077


This 2 day program is intended to provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly provide care for children and infants.

Attendance at both nights is required to obtain certificate.
With question and to register please email your name, contact phone number and child’s name to: concordfireprograms

Cost for the program is $60.00 and is payable the night of the class.

Additional Program information







Create a Kids free zone

Sparky’s Kitchen Hidden Pictures

Family Home Safety Action Plan





Prevention Services and Programs

Address Signs

Help us find you! Having your house numbers visible from the street will allow firefighters to respond faster to your call for assistance. Reflective green address signs are available from Concord Firefighters Local 3329. Please send completed Address Sign Order Form and payments to Concord FF Local 3329, 11600 Concord-Hambden Road, Concord Township OH 44077. You will be contacted when your sign is ready for pick up.

Child Safety Seat Installations

Certified car seat technicians are available to assist you with proper child safety seat installation. An appointment is required for all car safety seat installations to allow adequate time to assist and answer questions. Please call (440) 354-7504 (Station 1) on the day you would like your seat installed and a time will be scheduled for that day, provided a car seat technician is on duty. For additional safety seat information please visit the National Highway Transportation Safety Association website.

CPR /First Aid 


Fire Extinguisher

When fire strikes, the #1 priority is to get out safely. Portable fire extinguishers can save lives and property by putting out small, contained fires, but the extinguisher must be the right type and must be used properly.

Concord’s fire educator is available to provide information on purchasing the right type of fire extinguisher, where to put the fire extinguisher in your home, how to operate a fire extinguisher and hands on practice with a fire extinguisher simulator. Classes are available for residents and business; please contact Doug Rought at 440-350-1856  or via email [email protected] for further information or to schedule a class.

Residential Lock Box

When emergencies strike, help is only a call away. However, for those who live by themselves or who have special mobility issues, what happens when they can’t get to the door to let first responders in? A lock box may be able to assist. A lock box is a small metal box attached to an entry door (or other location near an entryway) which holds a key to the door. Only the fire department has the access key to a lock box – this allows the fire department to enter a structure in case of an emergency without causing damage

A residential lock box rental program is available for residents of Concord Township who may be ill, disabled or incapacitated, for example, and who usually do not have someone within their residence who could open the door to responders. The lock box program involves the installation of a rapid access system (key box) for use by emergency workers. This is a courtesy service provided by the department and does not guarantee access to or permanent availability of this program. This program is NOT for commercial use.

For more information and a box application: Lock Box Rental Program or contact Inspector Doug Rought (440) 350-1856 or via email [email protected].

Smoke Alarms

Smoke Alarm Facts


Department Contacts

Matt Sabo
Fire Chief
(440) 354-7503
(440) 354-7507
Mike Biddell
Deputy Fire Chief
(440) 350-2919
(440) 354-7507
Karen Pirc
Administrative Assistant
(440) 354-7504
(440) 354-7507
Doug Rought
Fire Inspector
(440) 350-1856
(440) 354-7507
Brien Spangenberg
Fire Inspector
(440) 350-3234
(440) 354-7507
  • The hydrant in front of my house is leaking. What should I do?

    Concord Township’s water is supplied by either Aqua Ohio Water 877.987.2782. Lake County Department of Utilities (440) 350.2070 or Painesville City Water (440) 392.2975. You may contact your respective water company directly to report leaks or contact the fire department. Fire hydrants are owned and maintained by the water companies. The fire department checks the hydrants yearly and sends identified repair requests to the respective water company.

  • May I have a campfire in my backyard?

    NO OPEN BURNING  permitted in Concord Township.


    RECREATIONAL FIRES such as cooking and camp fires are permitted as long as they are in an approved container or cleared area.

    • Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible material
    • Conditions which could cause fire spread such as leaves and dry or dead vegetation shall be eliminated prior to ignition
    • The size of any recreational fire shall not exceed 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height
    • All recreational fires shall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished
    • A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher with a minimum 4-A rating or other approved on-site fire-extinguishing equipment, such as dirt, sand, water barrel or garden hose shall be available for immediate utilization.

    Any recreational fire that is offensive or objectionable because of smoke or odor emissions or when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous is prohibited.


    The Concord Township Fire Department is authorized to order the extinguishment by the property owner, another person responsible or the fire department of open burning that creates or adds to a hazardous or objectionable situation, per Ohio Fire Coe 307.3

    OFC 37.4 .3 Portable Outdoor Fireplaces: Shall be used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and shall not be operated within 15 feet of a structure or combustible material. Not permissible on a combustible balcony of a multi-family unit.

    OFC 308 Gas Fired Open-Flame Cooking Devices: Must be at least 10 feet from a structure when in a multi-family dwelling; no storage of gas cylinders in multi-family dwellings; no grills allowed on decks or balconies of multi-family dwellings.

  • How do I obtain a copy of the report of my EMS transport?

    EMS records are protected under HIPPA and may be released only to a patient or to a party designated by the patient, with patient consent. Concord Township utilizes the services of ChartSwap, an on-line records exchange service and Emergency Management and Consultants, our billing company, to handle medical records requests. Please visit  to initiate a records request.

  • Why are there white lights on some traffic signals?

    Some intersections in Concord Township are equipped with traffic pre-emption devices. As an emergency vehicle approaches an intersection, it activates the pre-emption equipment that controls the traffic signal to safety direct the traffic flow while also allowing emergency vehicles to safely progress through the area. The white light that you see is a confirmation that the pre-emption device has been activated. When approaching an intersection, always follow the direction of the traffic signals. When you hear an emergency vehicle approaching remember to “GO RIGHT for Sirens and Lights”

  • What do I do if the emergency sirens go off?

    The emergency sirens are tested at 11:00 AM on the second Wednesday in January, April, July and October.

    Concord Township officials do not activate the outdoor Emergency Sirens located throughout Lake County. The outdoor sirens are activated by the Lake County Emergency Management Agency to alert residents of possible natural or man-made disasters and national security issues. When you hear the Emergency Siren: Go indoors, close all doors and windows; Tune to local emergency information stations and follow broadcast information; DO NOT CALL 911 – Such calls could hinder response activities; Stay tuned to your radio or TV for further information.

  • Which fire station will respond to my 9-1-1 call?

    When the fire department is dispatched, the fire station closest to you who has available staffing will respond. Simply put, for our response planning we’ve divided Concord Township into quadrants, utilizing Interstate 90 and State Route 44 as dividing lines. Station 2, located at 10154 Prouty Road, responds to the areas that are located west of State Route 44, and areas north of State Route 84 that are east of State Route 44. Station 1, located at 11600 Concord-Hambden Road responds to the commercial areas along Auburn Road (west of State Route 44) and all other areas west of State Route 44.

  • Need emergency assistance? Call 9-1-1

    Concord Twp Fire Department utilizes the dispatching service of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. When you dial 9-1-1, your call will be answered by a trained professional dispatcher from Lake County Central Dispatch center, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Dialing 9-1-1 is the fastest, most effective way to have us respond to your needs. Depending on your needs, the 9-1-1 dispatch center may send a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy along with fire/ems personnel.

  • How do I contact the fire department for non-emergency issues?

    Station #1: (440) 354.7508; Station #2: (440) 354.7509. Concord Township’s fire stations are manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, when the firefighters are out of the station for incidents, trainings or other events, the station phone lines may go unanswered. Unanswered calls to Station #1 will roll into a voicemail system which is reviewed Monday-Friday during normal business hours. If you are unsure if your needs are an emergency or not, please be safe and call 9-1-1. The trained dispatchers who answer your 9-1-1 call will assist you in obtaining the level of help you need.