The Boardman Fire Department is located in Boardman, Ohio, between Columbiana and Trumbull Counties. Members of the fire department provide fire suppression, extrication, rescue and hazardous materials response, and also respond to other emergency situations when called to duty in the township and surrounding areas.
The Department currently has a Class 5 ISO rating. Members of the department are required to attend the Firefighter 240-hour training course and be First Responders.
The Boardman Township Fire Department is staffed by 43 full-time firefighters and officers. They work a three-turn schedule. Each turn works 24 hours on duty with 48 hours off duty. This amounts to a 56-hour work week. The Fire Chief, fire inspectors and support staff work a normal 40-hour week.
There are 11 firefighters, one captain and one assistant chief assigned to a turn. At full strength there are 13 firefighters on duty between the three stations. Having a full roster is rare due to vacations, sick time and injuries. The minimum staffing is eight on duty. Eight firefighters are below the recommended national standards for the staffing of apparatus and manpower on the scene of an emergency.
The Boardman Fire Department answers about 3,200 calls for service every year. A majority are for medical emergencies. The rest are composed of structural fires, vehicle crashes, automatic fire alarms, hazardous materials responses and other miscellaneous calls.