"To protect lives, conserve property, and provide quality customer service to the citizens that we serve."
The Norwalk Fire Department provides Fire/Rescue and EMS basic life support service to the City of Norwalk, as well as Bronson and Norwalk Townships.
In addition to fire suppression, the department provides emergency technical rescue services that include extrication, Hazmat, water/ice rescue, trench and confined space, high and low angle rope rescue, and basic life support EMS.
Non-emergency functions of the department include occupancy inspections, fire prevention programs, fire extinguisher and CPR classes. The Norwalk Fire Department is staffed by 18 full-time employees with a response area covering over 46 square miles and a population of 22,300.
The Inspection Bureau is responsible for inspecting over six hundred local businesses annually for fire and safety code compliance. The bureau also conducts home inspections and construction final inspections.
The bureau is responsible for reviewing pre-construction site plans, fire suppression system reports, and fireworks permits. Other duties include fire safety education and research for environmental studies.
You may contact the inspection bureau via email or by calling the non-emergency number at (419) 663-6790. For detailed information on Fire Safety Inspections, download Norwalk Fire Department's Fire/Life Safety Inspections brochure.
Norwalk Fire has a fleet of 10 vehicles, ranging from a 1986 Gruman Pumper to a 2014 Ford Explorer command vehicle.
Department, Chief John Soisson
42 Whittlesey, Norwalk, Ohio 44857
419-663-6790 ph 419-668-2870 fax