Child Safety Seat Inspections
The department does child safety seat inspections- please call Lt. Mike Carroll 440-338-6161 and make an appointment.
The Fire Department offers this fire safety education program yearly at Westwood Elementary School for grades 1-5. This nationally recognized curriculum provides 100 hours per year of safety instruction by Fire Department personnel plus an integrated curriculum for teachers to use in daily lessons. For more program information call 440-338-6161 and talk to Lt. Jim Bell.
Join The Cadet Program
This is a special training program for boys and girls aged 15-17 which is tailored to teach teamwork and responsibility to oneself, other department personnel and the community at large. Cadets are introduced to fire fighting and rescue techniques using fire department equipment as well as safe driving classes. The program is directed by Fire Department officers and prepares the youngsters for a future as a department firefighter and emergency medical technician. For information on membership, call (440) 338-6161 and talk to Lt. Phil Corpora.
Rapid Entry System
The lock box rapid entry system maintains the security of your home and at the same time allows access to emergency services. The system consists of a tamper-proof key box installed at the home or business and is registered with the fire department. For security, pricing, installation and product information, contact Asst. Chief John Bryan at the Russell Fire Department (440) 338-6161.
Fire Department Affiliations
The National Fire Protection Association, the South East Regional HAZMAT Team, the Geauga County Fire Investigative Unit, the Geauga County Foam Bank for HAZMAT applications, the Geauga/Portage Water Shuttle for large fire water supply, the Geauga Fire Chiefs Association, and the Geauga Fire Fighters Association.
Join and Feel The Pride!
Have a Job? No problem. Untrained? We train you. You must have a GED or high school diploma, a driver's license and be at least 18 years old. How do you join? Call the Fire Department at (440) 338-6161 and arrange a time to visit the station, fill out an application, and meet members to see if you may be interested in serving your community as a firefighter/EMT.