City of Perrysburg

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The Perrysburg Fire Division has a goal to be active in the community. Our belief is that by interacting with the community, we are able to educate citizens on fire safety, basic first aid and help to improve the quality of life.

Some of the various services we provide are:

Risk Reduction Program

The Perrysburg Fire Division has an aggressive risk reduction program to increase awareness of fire safety and the overall injury risk reduction for the citizens of Perrysburg. The goal is to prevent a fire or injury thus reducing the need for a 911 call. The programs included are Fire and Safety Education Programs for both Children and Adults, CPR and First Aid Classes, and Fire Extinguisher Training programs. Besides the community Fire and Safety Education programs, the Risk Reduction Program also includes reviews of construction plans, building/occupant inspections, and the following free non-emergency services to our community:

Knox HomeBox for Homes and Businesses
The Perrysburg Fire Division participates in the national Knox Box® program. The Ohio Fire Code allows the local fire department the option to require a key box on the property of a business. This is to allow firefighters access after hours to gain entry to check on a fire alarm or sprinkler water-flow alarm without having to cause damage by “breaking-in”. The Knox Box® system is a secure key box that you purchase and place on your building at a location acceptable to the fire department. The local fire department is the only entity to have a key for this box. If needed, they can enter your building to check on an alarm without causing damage.  

There are Knox HomeBox® key boxes for residential homes as well. The keys kept by your Perrysburg Fire Department are secured in the fire engines and can only be accessed by our firefighters with a passcode which logs the time and name of who has accessed a key.  These are a great idea for anyone living alone or has a pendant to call in case of emergencies.

Click here for more information about the Knox HomeBox Program or contact the Perrysburg Fire Marshal at 419-872-8071.


Smoke and CO Detectors Installation
Smoke and CO detectors can be installed at no cost to City residents. A brief home fire safety inspection will be conducted during the installation of the detectors.

Child Car Seats
The Perrysburg Fire Division's Fire Marshal is qualified to install child safety seats to the manufacturer's recommendations. Please call 419 872 8071 to make an appointment.

Open Burning Guidelines
Open burning is the burning of unwanted materials such as paper, trees, brush, leaves, grass, and other debris where smoke and other emissions are released directly into the air. Permitted open burning includes the following: cooking for human consumption (barbecues, campfires, and cookouts), heating tar, welding and acetylene torches, smudge pots and similar occupational needs, and heating for warmth of outdoor workers or strikes. In all of the instances, clean wood and restricting the size of the fire must occur. For more information about open burning, please contact the Perrysburg Fire Division at 419-872-8025 or download the Open Burning Flyer.