Welcome to the Eastlake Fire Marshal's Page

The Eastlake Fire Prevention Bureau is committed to proactively deterring loss of life, property and livelihoods. By design and the state fire code, the majority of my focus is pointed toward commercial properties, but I currently have jurisdiction over Eastlake, Timberlake & Lakeline Fire Codes including residential issues. My goal is to help people find safe solutions while managing safety risks and liabilities as a mentor.

LT Douglas Drake, Eastlake Fire Marshal

Contact Info

Office Hours:       7:00am - 3:30pm

Business Phone:  440-478-3534

email:                Marshal@EastlakeFire.com

Fax:                   440-946-0616


Office Phone:      440-951-2287 Ext. 303

Summer Vacation Planning

As we enter summer vacation, please plan appropriate care for our kids home on break.

Does your home have a fire escape plan?
Are your smoke detectors working?
Is the sitter's house kid-proofed?


When fire is detected at school, every child knows what to do, and where to go. The same needs to be occur at the home. Especially, when many early teens are left in charge of siblings for the first time. 


Contact your Fire Marshal at 440-478-3534 if you need help with a plan.

Residential Key Box: $25
A key box that hold your house key can be mounted to your door jamb. This allows Eastlake Fire and EMS quick access to your home in the event of an emergency.

Contact LT Drake for more details at 440-478-3534.

FAQ

  • All businesses operating in Eastlake must have an Occupancy Permit from the Building Dept. 440-951-1416.
  • The Fire Marshal is happy to explain any specific requirements for your business prior to that inspection. 440-478-3534.
  • All businesses differ and therefore their requirements will differ.
  • Minimum universal requirements will include:
    • a serviced ABC fire extinguisher for each properly marked exit
    • emergency lighting with operating battery back-up
    • all fire protection systems operating properly
    • free of electrical hazards
It is legal to have a small campfire in your back yard. However, the freedom is closely guarded to maintain health & safety standards. If at anytime you feel your health or safety is at risk, call 911 to report the fire. A firefighter will determine if there is a hazard. If a hazard is found it will be corrected immediately or extinguished. Repeated illegal fires will be fined. General guideline questions can be forwarded to my office 440-478-3534.

Guidelines for an acceptable fire are:
  • Fires must be contained.
  • Fire rings must be 25' from any structure or combustible.
  • Portable fireplaces must be 15' from any structure or combustible.
  • Fire must be clean burning (no smoke).
    • No green wood
    • No treated lumber
    • No waste materials
  • Fuel must be seasoned wood no more than 3' in diameter and 2' high.
  • Fire must be supervised by a competent adult.
    • When Uncle Joe is on his second 12 pack, he is no longer competent.
  • Extinguishing agent must be readily available.
    • Garden hose works fine.
    • Sand, dirt, extinguisher if the hose doesn't reach.
  • Fire must be cool to the touch before calling it the night.
  • Weather conditions like fog, high winds, or unfavorable wind direction may account for a bad day for a fire.
Remember that we must be neighborly and enjoy our freedoms responsibly. Have a smore for me.
While purchases from licensed vendor is not a crime, the storage or discharge of fireworks is a crime. Once purchased, the owner has 48 hrs to move them outside the state border. Proof of purchase date is the owner's responsibility.

First time offenders are subject up to $1000.00 fine, and 6 months jail. Second time offenders face a 5th degree felony.

The Lake County Captains host fireworks nearly every home weekend game. Come to Classic Park, enjoy a game and watch all the fireworks, without the risk of fines or jail.

Safety Trailer Lessons

This month our Public Education Division visited the local Elementary Schools to offer our third graders an opportunity to practice fire safety. The Safety Trailer is equipped with examples of common home safety hazards. Small groups of students are able to help find hazards and suggest how to correct them. The importance of having a fire escape plan with a designated meeting place is demonstrated when the students need to crawl low, and escape a smoke filled room.

Hats off to LT Kirkner and his dedicated staff.

Texting While Driving

Ohio State Marshal Page

Clicking on the State Fire Marshal's picture will link you to his official page.

Chinese Sky/Wish Lanterns

The Chinese sky or wish lanterns have become popular over the past few years. I must caution everyone that their release is dangerous to the greater community. However, an alternative is now available. LED lighting inside a helium balloon will take your wishes higher and further without burning down the neighbor's house.

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