Valley City Fire Department is accepting applications for EMTs and paramedics with a firefighter certification. The department has paid station staffing positions. Return the completed application below to the fire station at 6700 Center Rd. Questions call 330-483-1993.
Valley City Fire Department is now holding American Heart Association CPR & First Aid classes.
All classes are held at Valley City Fire Department, 6700 Center Rd. Valley City, OH.
Classes Fee: $25 due at time of class includes book, card & class.
Class offerings will periodically be updated.
Click HERE for a current list of class offerings and for class registration.
Valley City Fire Department will be participating in an exercise at the Liverpool Waste Water Treatment Plant Saturday, June, 24th, 2017. The exercise will start at 9:00 AM and conclude by 1:00 PM. You may hear an audible warning horn and see a white vapor cloud. These are part of the exercise. The is NO DANGER to you, it is a harmless vapor created by a fog machine used by the fire department for training. Vehicles from fire, EMS, Hazmat, Medina Sheriff, State Highway Patrol, and County Transit will be entering and exiting the plant. We are preparing the first responders and plant personnel to respond to an incident a the facility. We appreciate your understanding. Contact Chief Petrone with any questions at (330) 350-6185.
Thank you to the residents of Valley City for supporting our Levy Renewal!
At 0100 on Saturday February 12th Valley City Fire Department responded to a fully involved barn fire at 7844 W Law Rd. The fire was called in by a neighbor, when the first truck arrived on scene the entire barn and its contents were on fire and was beginning to spread to two other structures. Firefighters immediately began defensive operations and were able to save the two other barns. Valley City firefighters were assisted by Brunswick Hills FD, Erhart FD, Grafton FD, Brunswick FD, and LST. Due to the extreme cold (8 degrees) firefighters had to be constantly rotated. Firefighters were on scene approximately 7 hours. There were no injuries to people or animals, however the barn and its contents were a total loss. The loss is estimated at $9.5 million due to the multiple pieces of machinery in the barn. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the State Fire Marshall, due to the high dollar loss.
Valley City would like to thank all departments who assisted at the fire.
The Valley City Fire Association and the Valley City Chamber of Commerce are working together, with the support of the Trustees, to raise money for a new electronic sign. The sign will be located at the corner of 303 and 252 and will be an exciting way to inform the residents and visitors of Valley City of important information such as; upcoming events or emergency information. If you have any questions or would like to help, feel free to contact Linda Garrett the President of the Valley City Chamber of Commerce at (330) 483-0018.
At 3:14 pm on Tuesday January 5th 2016 Valley City Fire Department responded to a reported house fire on Columbia Rd. When they arrived on scene they found heavy fire visible in the rear of the structure. They quickly made an exterior attack then moved to an interior attack on the fire. The fire was under control at 1634. Brunswick Hills FD, Brunswick FD, Grafton FD, Erhart FD, LST, and the Medina County Fire Investigation Task Force assisted at the fire.
The Valley City Fire Department would like to share information from the National Fire Protection Association, to better inform the community on the safe uses of home heating equipment so we all stay safe as the weather gets colder. Please see the link below to read more.
Thank you and stay safe.
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On the night of July 29th, Valley City Fire was dispatched to a structure fire at 5394 Charleston Drive. While the origin of the fire is under investigation, the fire started in the garage and created heavy smoke throughout the structure. No one was injured during the fire, and due to offensive fire suppression, the fire was put out and contained in the garage. The rest of the house sustained only minor damages. VCFD would like to thank fire departments from Brunswick City, Brunswick Hills, Erhart, the Medina Life Support Team, and the Medina County Fire Investigation Taskforce for their assistance at this fire.
At 11:12 on July 11 of 2015, Valley City Fire Department was dispatched to 535 Springtree Dr. for a structure fire. A second alarm was requested and the first unit arrived on-scene at 11:21. The detached garage was fully involved upon arrival and operations focused on suppressing the fire and protecting the residence. The garage was heavily damaged and the house sustained minor damages from the heat.
Valley City Fire Department would like to thank Columbia Station and LST for mutual aid during this fire. The Medina County fire investigation taskforce was requested to determine the origin and cause of the fire, both of which are still under investigation. There were no injuries as a result of this fire.
After an extensive survey and analysis, The Insurance Services Organization (ISO) has issued Valley City Fire Department a lower rating. The old classification was a Class 6 in the areas with fire hydrants and a Class 9 in the areas without fire hydrants. Effective August 1, 2015 the new rating is a Class 4/4Y. This is a significant change and should save the taxpayers money on their fire insurance premiums.
"Valley City Fire Department is proud to be in this very special group of fire departments. There are less than 6,200 fire departments in the entire Country that have a Class 4 rating. This shows the dedication of our staff and the professionalism of all the personnel on the department" said Chief Jack Petrone
The new classification takes into account all of the aspects of providing fire protection to the residents and businesses residing in Liverpool Township. Activities such as fire prevention, inspections, water supply, equipment, training and personnel are all taken into account and judged against a national standard. The fire department has been working for the last three years on improvements to their approach to prevention, preparation and protection.
“The Liverpool Twp. Trustees have supported the efforts to modernize the fire department with a goal of providing better service at a lower cost.” Said Chief Jack Petrone
According to ISO, by classifying communities' ability to suppress fires, ISO helps the communities evaluate their public fire-protection services. The program provides an objective, countrywide standard that helps fire departments in planning and budgeting for facilities, equipment, and training. And by securing lower fire insurance premiums for communities with better public protection, the PPC program provides incentives and rewards for communities that choose to improve their firefighting services.
According to Chief Jack Petrone “Each business and residence should contact their insurance agency and advise them of the new rating. This should have a positive impact on your premiums and save you money.”
Valley City Fire Department is a part time/ volunteer fire department located in northwest Medina County. Valley City Fire Department provides Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services for Liverpool Twp., which is 25 square miles. The department consists of 38 dedicated members. Valley City Fire Department is staffed with two personnel from 6am-6pm seven days a week and has personnel on call from home from 6pm-6am.
For more information, or questions, call Fire Chief Jack Petrone anytime.
Contact: Chief Jack Petrone
Cell: (330) 350-6185
For more information on the Public Protection Classification Rating Program visit,
At 1642 on 12/19/2014 Valley City Fire Department was dispatched for a Commercial Structure Fire and reported explosion at 5927 Center Rd. A second alarm was immediately requested. The first unit arrived on scene at 1647 and found heavy fire in the rear of the structure. The fire was quickly knocked down before it was able to spread to the rest of the building. The building sustained heavy fire damage in the rear and smoke damage throughout the second floor.
Valley City Fire Department would like to thank the following departments for their assistance at the fire. Brunswick Hills, Brunswick, Columbia, Erhart, and LST.
The Medina County Fire Investigation unit responded to determined the cause and origin of the fire. The cause was determined to be fuel leaking from a gas tank on a vehicle while repairs were being made. The mechanic was in the building at the time of the fire and sustained minor injuries.
Click HERE for the Medina Gazette Article
The current Ebola outbreak centers on four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, although further spread could occur to neighboring African countries. CDC is sending staff to the affected areas to help bring the outbreak under control. Ebola does not pose a significant risk to the U.S. public, because of how the disease spreads.
What is Ebola?
- Ebola is a severe, often fatal disease caused by the Ebola virus. Symptoms appear within 21 days of exposure.
- People exposed to Ebola are not contagious unless they have symptoms of Ebola: fever, severe headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, or unexplained bleeding or bruising.
How does Ebola spread?
Ebola spreads through direct contact with
- an infected symptomatic person’s blood or body fluids (such as saliva or urine).
- objects (such as needles) contaminated with infected secretions
- an infected animal, or by eating infected bushmeat.
Can Ebola be transmitted through the air?
No. Ebola is not a respiratory disease like the flu, so it is not transmitted through the air.
Can I get Ebola from contaminated food or water?
No. Ebola does not spread through food, EXCEPT through infected bushmeat.
No. Ebola does not spread through water.
Can I get Ebola from a person who is infected but doesn’t have any symptoms?
No. People who do not have symptoms are not contagious. For Ebola to be transmitted, a person must have direct contact with a sick person with symptoms of Ebola.
What is being done to prevent ill passengers in West Africa from getting on a plane?
CDC is assisting with active screening and education efforts in West Africa to prevent sick travelers from getting on planes. Also, airports in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone are screening all outbound passengers for Ebola symptoms. Passengers are required to respond to a health questionnaire. CDC is sending staff to the affected areas to help build the capacity of local health care workers and to help bring the outbreak under control.
What is CDC doing in the United States?
CDC has protocols, professional staff, and a strong network of partners to protect against further spread of disease. Airlines report to CDC any sick passengers before arrival, and we work with partners at ports of entry to isolate sick travelers.
CDC provided guidance to airlines for managing ill passengers/crew and for disinfecting aircraft, and issued health alert notices for travelers and U.S. health care workers on the importance of taking steps to prevent the spread of this virus, how to test and isolate suspected patients, and how they can protect themselves from infection.
For more information:
- Ebola updates: www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/
- Traveler's Health: www.cdc.gov/travel
- Airline guidance: www.cdc.gov/quarantine/air/managing-sick-travelers/ebola-guidance-airlines.html