Fire Chief

Hello and welcome to the Macedonia Fire Department. The city of Macedonia is 9 1/2 square miles and has a population of approximately 13,000. We are currently under contract to provide Fire and EMS services to both Northfield Center Township and Sagamore Hills Township. Therefore the Macedonia Fire Department currently protects approximately 30,000 lives and an overall coverage area of over 26 square miles. We operate out of three stations with one located in each community. Our fleet currently consists of one ladder truck, four engines, six ALS squads, one command vehicle and numerous staff vehicles.

We respond to every kind of emergency imaginable from requests for medical treatment, building fires, vehicle crashes, rescues of all natures and so on. When people need help, we respond to assist in anyway we can. We also have a robust Fire Prevention Bureau. The inspectors are continuously inspecting all businesses within the district to assure that the employees and customers are staff. The FPB also investigates all fires within the district.

We function each and every day with our mission statement in mind which is as follows:

“We the men and women of the Macedonia Fire Department are committed to our community through excellence in fire suppression, medical intervention and education. We shall protect life and property, whenever the need arises, through dedication and a desire to improve public safety for our families, friends and neighbors.”

As Chief of the Macedonia Fire Department, I see our organization as a living, growing enterprise dedicated to the protection of life and property, while placing service to our residents above self interests. The Macedonia Fire Department is made up of the most caring, unselfish and hard working men and women I have ever met. Along with our partners in safety, Macedonia Dispatch, the Police Departments of Macedonia and Sagamore Hills and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office we will ALL be there for you should you ever need help!


Chief Brian Ripley