Fire Department

Fire Chief John D. Underwood manages the Tallmadge Fire Department. The division of Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provide fire prevention, community outreach services and emergency response to the citizens of Tallmadge. 


The Fire Department and EMS squads consist of 21 full-time and 31 part-time firefighters and paramedics.

Special Operations Response Team

The Tallmadge Fire Department is an active participant in the Summit County Special Operations Response Team (SORT).

SORT Teams include:
  • Hazardous Materials Response Team
  • Technical Rescue Operations Team (trench rescue, confined space, structural collapse and high angle)
  • Water Rescue Team 


The department is also responsible for administering the city's Mass Notification System which sends out emergency alerts and notifications via phone call, text, and/or emai.  

For more information, please visit the CivicReady page.