The Fire Prevention Division is staffed by the Fire Marshal and State Certified Fire Safety Inspectors. The members of the staff are responsible for investigating fires to determine the Origin & Cause of fires that have occurred in the City of Tallmadge. One of the primary duties of the Fire Prevention Division is applying and enforcing the Ohio Fire Code. The staff works closely with the city's Planning & Zoning Department and the Summit County Building Department to ensure compliance. The Fire Prevention Division also provides many Safety Education Programs to its citizens and its schools.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS)
Fires Involving Charging Stations
Locate the power source for the charging station and shut it down.
Until power to charging station is cut, treat the fire as you would an energized electrical fire.
If a vehicle is plugged in to the charging station, it should be unplugged as soon as it is safe to do so. If possible, shut down the charging station first.
These requirements pertain to all EVCS that use either Level 2 or Level 3 charging equipment, as defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation. If a charging station has more than (1) one port, each port shall count as a charging station.