The City of Northwood Fire Department is a public department, with members being paid on call. We currently have an ISO rating of five. We protect approximately 6,000 citizens in a seven square mile area. The city is primarily residential, but the industrial areas are expanding very quickly.
We have a part-time Chief who oversees all operations. He is assisted by two District Chiefs and a Deputy Chief. In addition to having a part-time Chief, we also have one person on call 24 hours a day that responds to all runs within the city in our 2006 Ford Expedition Echo Car. Usually the person is one of our Paramedics, who has all of the necessary equipment to provide Advanced Life Support. If a paramedic is not available, the Echo Car is staffed by either an EMT-I or an EMT-B.
We provide all fire, rescue, and EMS services to the City of Northwood and neighboring communities as requested. We are dispatched through the City of Northwood Police Department and operate on scanner frequency 153.890, which is the Wood County Fire Band.
Employment applications can be picked up during normal business hours (8am-4:30pm) at the City Municipal Building, 6000 Wales Road.
Some of the organizations we belong to include:
The Northwood Fire Department operates out of two stations which are separated by four railroad crossings. The Old Fire Station # 1, which was located at 455 West Andrus Road and Fire Station #2, 6000 Wales Road were both built in the 1950's. In 2004 the decision was made to build a new Fire Station # 1 and that was done in 2005 with the Ribbon Cutting held on January 2, 2006.
Station # 1 is located at 2100 Tracy Road. This station covers the west end of the city. The phone number is 419-666-4341.
Station # 2 is located adjacent to the Municipal Building at 6000 Wales Road, at the corner of Wales and Oram Roads. This station covers the east end of the city. The phone number is 419-693-8024.