Thanks to a Concord resident on the “heads up” on the this report on Facility Assessment & Fire Station Location Analysis, and the following information on the police and fire services in Concord.
This newly released report which was initiated by OUR TRUSTEES assumes there is high density housing in district 3 (which as we know was never approved but yet they took this as fact to the state and had them base the report around it in order to try and force through more fire depts/spending):
Do we think Concord needs 3 fire stations?
Making a total of 6 FD properties+ All this staff when the number of ANNUAL calls is only 2,500 – about 200 per month?( https://www.facebook.com/concordtwpfd/photos/a.268829766628114.1073741833.268772946633796/809521539225598/?type=3&theater )?
“The department roster currently consists of 52 uniform personnel. This includes the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, six career lieutenants, nine career firefighters, three part-time lieutenants, 29 part-time firefighters, two part-time inspectors and one part-time educator. ”
From Sheriff reports:
In a 2017 study based on FBI crime statistics, 4 of the 9 Cleveland-Akron Metro Townships with populations of 10k and above ranked among the 15 safest communities in Ohio (Chesterland(2), Olmsted Township (8), Sagamore Hills (13), Montville in Medina County
(14)). 4 other similarly sized cities in the Metro also made the Top 15 (Bay Village (3), Hudson (6), Brecksville (7), Seven Hills (9). Three other Lake County communities made the Top 100 (Eastlake (75), Willoughby (76), Mentor (84)). Concord failed to make the list of the 100 safest communities in the state.
I don’t have an answer on what to do- but I figured Defend Concord should have the facts in case the community is unaware and has an opinion which differs from that of the trustees proposal to try and push this forward…