The Shelby Fire Department serves & protects the Shelby, Ohio community.
The Shelby Fire Department serves approximately 14,000 people in a 49 square-mile area. Not only does the Shelby Fire Department serve the City of Shelby, but the department is also contracted to serve neighboring Jackson and Sharon Townships.
Fire Department Staff
The full-time department consists of the fire chief, 12 full-time uniformed personnel and 14 part-pay firefighters. Three shifts man the firehouse 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The City of Shelby contracted with Community EMS ambulance service for primary transport. Shelby Fire uses its ambulances for all 911 calls and secondary transport.
More from the Fire Department:
Tornado Siren Protocol
The Shelby Fire Department has released new protocol on how the tornado sirens will be activated. In the event of a tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service, the tornado sirens will be activated for three minutes continuously. Then, there will be a five minute period where there are no sirens. After the five minutes is over, there will be another blast of sirens lasting three minutes. This will continue until the warning has been canceled. There will be no “all clear” signal. The tornado sirens will be activated for a scheduled test on the last Wednesday of every month at 12:00 P.M.
The Shelby Fire and Police Department encourages all of citizens to use all resources including TV, radio and internet to keep up to date during hazardous weather situations!