City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Fire Division


The Fire Division provides fire fighting, emergency medical, rescue, and hazardous materials response for the community. There are also a variety of non-emergency programs available to assist the public with fire prevention, smoke detectors, blood pressure screening, carbon monoxide, fire inspections, station and truck tours, and public speaking requests.

Each year, Fire Division personnel undergo training exercises to ensure the best service to residents. This includes mandatory continuing education to maintain firefighting, EMT, paramedic, and inspection certifications, use of donated structures for live fire and rescue training, and participation in three annual field exercises as part of the regional hazardous materials team. If you want to read more about all the amazing accomplishments that took place last year, take a look at the 2016 Fire Division summary. 


In May 2017, the Fire Division was the recipient of the EMS Agency of the Year Award. They were selected out of 1,300 EMS agencies across the State of Ohio; an accomplishment like this is the result of hard work, dedication and commitment over several years. The round-the-clock efforts of the fire and paramedic crews, combined with the creation of exemplary programs designed to support a safe and healthy community—such as STAY UA—are what put our agency at the top of the list. 

Fire Division - 2017 EMS Agency of the Year from Upper Arlington on Youtube.

Fire & Police Emergency Contact Information

ahaIn April 2015, the Fire Division was awarded the 2015 Mission: Lifeline® EMS Bronze Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. This award is for exceptional care exhibited in 2014 as measured by the Mission: Lifeline EMS Achievement Measures including scoring 75% or above on the following:
  • Percentage of patients with non-traumatic chest pain > 35 years of age, treated and transported by EMS who receives a pre-hospital 12 Lead ECG.
  • Percentage of STEMI patients transported to a STEMI Receiving Center, with pre-hospital First Medical Contact (FMC) to Device (PCI) < 90 Minutes.
  • Percentage of STEMI patients transported to a STEMI Referring Center with Arrival (to Referring Center) to Fibrinolysis Therapy administration in <30 Minutes.


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News & Notices

  • City Holiday - Thanksgiving Day
    City offices will be closed Thursday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Thursday trash collection will be delayed by one day. Click here for more information.
  • UA Insight - Fall 2017
    There's lots of good info in our fall edition: the Parks & Rec. Comprehensive Plan, an update on the J. Liu project, the Fire Division's launch of a new paramedicine program, highlights of the Community Survey, fall service updates & more.
  • 911/Dispatching Consolidation Updates
    At the February 13 City Council Meeting, Council voted unanimously on a Motion directing the City Manager to proceed with the consolidation of 911/dispatching services with Dublin's Northwest Regional Emergency Communications Center.