City of Norton Fire Department(s)
are located at:
Station #1 :
3380 Greenwich Rd
4110 Johnson Rd.
Emergencies are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
(Non-Emergencies: Station personnel may be contacted
from 6 am to 10 pm)
is the emergency telephone number system that links
appropriate emergency service – Police, Fire, or EMS.
emergency is a situation where the safety of people
or property is at risk, for example:
A fire, or a medical emergency.
It is NOT an emergency when the situation is
not dangerous and
immediate action is not necessary.
The 9-1-1 telephone system has
an automatic Location Identification System and an Automatic Number
Identification System (ANI/ALI)
that lets the dispatcher know the address
and telephone number
you are calling from. However, cellular calls will
not provide ANI/ALI information to the dispatcher.
calling 9-1-1, be prepared to give
the following information:
Name, address and
The nature of the
An exact location of where
the emergency has occurred
during duty hours M-F, 8:00 to 4:30
the Main Station (#1) at:
A printable form to have ready for when a loved one needs EMS service...IMPORTANT MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM
HISTORY OF THE NORTON FIRE DIVISION
The Norton Fire Division was formed in 1943 and started answering calls in
November of 1945. EMS service began in 1979. The first fire
station was located under the town hall, which was located at the corner
of Greenwich Rd. and Cleveland-Massillon Rd.
The first Fire Chief was Glenn Kee, who served from 1944 to 1975.
James Mills was Norton's first full-time Fire Chief, followed by
Michael Antoniotti, and Keith Moore.
Chief Rodger Ramsthaler, who was with the department since June of 1973,
took over as Fire Chief in July of 1998. He retired as Chief on
March 31, 2006, but continues to serve the Department as a part-time
Chief James Calco was hired to the City on April 3, 2006.
Chief Calco came to the City of Norton
after retiring from a long career as the City of Stow's
District Fire Chief.
Deciding to take his career in fire-fighting in a different path, Chief
Calco resigned from his position on September 21, 2007 and Captain Mike
Schultz assumed responsibilities as Interim Fire Chief. He was
then hired to full-time Fire Chief on October 22, 2007.
The fire division is responsible for protecting the lives and property of
the citizens of Norton. All of our members are state certified EMT/firefighters.
To help us do our job, we have three advanced life support
units, one of
which carries all of our rescue equipment. We have three engines,
one tanker, and two grass fire trucks. The Norton Firemen's
Association donated one of the grass fire trucks in 2003.
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Fire Department Statistics-
roster of Norton Fire Department employees