Chief Dave Degnan
The Sandusky Fire Department proudly serves over 29,000 permanent residents for 14.7 square miles. Our northernmost boundary is Lake Erie and the surrounding shoreline. Our adjoining neighbors are Perkins Township [Disclaimer] (South), Huron City [Disclaimer] and Township (East) and Margaretta Township (West). We are the largest fire department in Erie County [Disclaimer] with 58 career firefighters responding from three stations with an ISO rating of 4.
The Sandusky Fire Department is a full service fire department providing Fire, Advanced Life Support (ALS), Basic Life Support (BLS) and Technical Rescue (Scuba, Trench, High Angle, Structural Collapse and Confined Space). We also support the Countywide Hazardous Materials Team [Disclaimer] with several technicians on our staff.
Our response area is in the heart of Vacationland with much to offer families in regards to outdoor entertainment and recreation. Cedar Point [Disclaimer] is one of the world’s largest Amusement Parks and is located in Sandusky. Cedar Point’s daily attendance adds 30,000 - 50,000 visitors to the population of our city from May through October.
Search and Rescue
Central Fire Station
Administrative Offices/Mailing Address
600 West Market Street
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Scanner: 460.575 Mhz
Emergencies, Dial: 9-1-1
Fire Operations Report by ICMA (2011)
We Belong to These Organizations:
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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters (OAPFF)
International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
Ohio Fire Chief's Association (OFCA)
National Society of Executive Fire Officers (NSEFO)