Chester Township fire department

protecting life, property, and the environment

Fire Department

Chester Township Fire Rescue has been serving our community since 1943. From our humble beginnings as a volunteer organization, we have evolved into a combination full-time/part-time department.  We provide for your safety by offering fire suppression, emergency medical, fire prevention and public education services.

Our dedicated personnel are committed to providing the best possible emergency services to our residents. We take pride in striving to be our best so you can be safe. We have a strong sense of duty to delivering excellence while also being prepared to meet future challenges.

Chester Township Fire Rescue protects the approximately 10,000 residents who reside in our 23.5 square miles township. We provide protection from one fire station with 7 full-time personnel, 25 or more part-time personnel, 2 pumpers, 2 water tenders, 3 paramedic ambulances and an assortment of support vehicles.

Now Hiring Part-Time Fire/ EMS Positions

Part-Time Benefits Include:

FF/ EMT-Basic Pay- $19.76 to $22.55 / Hour

FF/ EMT-Paramedic Pay- $21.53 to $24.78 / Hour

  • Credit for previous years in service.
  • Preferred hiring for Full-Time from Part-Time positions.
  • Paid fire and EMS training opportunities.
  • SERB recognized Part-Time bargaining unit in place.
  • $5 / Hour weekend shift pay differential
  • 1.5 – 2 times pay differential for holidays and callbacks
  • Online-based self-scheduling

Completed applications can be dropped off at: Chester Township Fire Rescue 8552 Parkside Drive Chesterland, Ohio 44026

or emailed to Assistant Chief Andrew Nagy at:

Questions? Please call: 440-729-9951

Meet the Chief

Chief William Shaw

How to Reach Us

Get In Touch

Fire Station

8552 Parkside Drive, Chesterland, Ohio 44026

Business Phone: (440) 729-9951

Fax: (440) 729-6261

Chief William J. Shaw