Fire Department

Fire Department

Mission Statement:

The PRIMARY Mission of the Steubenville Fire Department is to provide the citizens of the City of Steubenville with the best service and the most expedient safe response in all situations.

We will protect and preserve lives and property against all emergencies whether by man-made or by acts of God.

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We will continue to provide fire safety education to our citizens.  Through continuing education in the fire service, we will keep pace with the changing times.

Carlo Capaldi, Fire Chief
115 South Third Street, Steubenville Ohio 43952
Phone: (740) 283-6000 Ext. 1800
E-mail: fire@cityofsteubenville.us

 

The Steubenville Fire Department became a fully paid department on January 5, 1886.

During an emergency, you can contact the fire department by calling 911 or 282-3636

 

Current Department

  • Personnel Chief: Carlo Capaldi
  • 3-Assistant Chiefs
  • 9-Captains
  • 2-Captain Inspectors
  • 1-LT Mechanic
  • 21-Firefighters

 

Work Hours

Three rotating turns working 24 hours on and 48 hours off. Personnel per turn is 12 with a 10-man minimum

  • Fire Office, City Annex Building – Monday thru Friday 0800-1600 hrs
  • Chief, Secretary, Captain Inspector or Lt Mechanic working 0800-1600

Headquarters Station, North Street
1-Assistant Chief, 1-Captain, and 4-Firefighters

# 3 Station Pleasant Hts, Adams & Lawson
1-Captain, 1-Firefighter, 1-Firefighter used as a rover

# 5 Station, West End, Sunset Blvd
1-Captain, 1-Firefighter,
1-Captain Inspector or 1-Lt Mechanic working 1600-0800

To obtain our shoulder patch send a self-addressed envelope and $2.00 to Steubenville Fire Department, 115 South Third Street, Steubenville, OH 43952

 

Steubenville Fire Ordinances  –  Section 1501.01
The most current Ohio Fire Code (OFC) as adopted by the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal, Department of Commerce and as published in Division 1301.7 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC).  Per Ordinance No. 2008-59 passed June 24, 2008

 

Civil Service Testing
An entry level firefighter test is given to maintain an active recruitment list.  The Civil Service test is a written and agility two-part test.  For the next testing date contact
City of Steubenville Civil Service Office, 115 South Third Street,  Steubenville, OH 43952 or phone 740.283.6000 extension 1950.

Entry Level Firefighter Test Requirements

 

Fire Chiefs

  • 1st Edward Nicholson – January 5, 1886 – February 17, 1891
  • 2st W.B Martin – February 17, 1891 – November 1, 1918
  • 3rd Edward Green – November 1, 1918 – March 31, 1945
  • 4th Michael J. Cody – April 16, 1945 -February 1, 1957
  • 5th  Ralph Lonetto – February 4, 1957 – February 7, 1968
  • 6th John Lewis – February 13, 1968 – March 9, 1973
  • 7th Bernard Bickerstaff – April 23, 1973 – January 31, 1984
  • 8th John Prayso – March 21, 1984 – May 28, 1986
  • 9th John Mencer – December 11, 1986 – March 7, 1989  
  • 10th Thomas Caniff – March 7, 1989 – January 9, 1991
  • 11th Richard Blair – May 15, 1991 – July 1, 2001
  • 12th Terri English – October 31, 2001- February 1, 2012
  • 13th Carlo Capaldi – July 9, 2012 – Present

 

Steubenville Fallen Firefighters

Died In The Line of Duty July 16, 1888 – Partrick McKay January 26, 1899 – Michael McGraw April 12, 1918 – Henry Bauman January 8, 1974 – Casimir Pawelczyk
Died While On the Department March 29, 1916 – Charles Floto September 2, 1941 – Darl Ferguson March 28, 1967 – Howard Kessler July 15,1970 – Raymond H. Jones September 3, 1970 – Frank Prolago November 12, 1972 Fred Hurand, Jr

 

International Association of Fire Fighters AFL-CIO Local 228
The Steubenville Fire Fighters Association was chartered on September 16, 1919 as the 228th professional fire department organized by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).

Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters
The Steubenville Fire Fighters chartered their membership with the Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters (OAPFF), which is the State Organization for the IAFF on
August 24, 1938.

 

Stations

Headquarters
417 North St.
Steubenville, OH
 
Pleasant Highs
1332 W Adams St
Steubenville, OH
 
West End
3900 Sunset Blvd.
Steubenville, OH
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