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Annual Fire Pump Testing


A fire pump is part of a fire sprinkler system's water supply and is powered by electric or diesel fuel. In Streetsboro, we have both electric and diesel fire pumps in various businesses across the city. The fire pump intake is either connected to the public underground water supply piping, or a static water source (e.g., tank, reservoir). The pump provides water flow at a higher pressure to the sprinkler system risers and hose standpipes in a building requiring automatic fire sprinkler protection.

Fire pumps require testing in accordance with local, state, and national fire codes. This includes an annual flow test to ensure the fire pump can deliver the rated flow as required by design. During these annual tests, representatives from our Fire Prevention Bureau at there to witness the test, monitor fire alarm status, and ensure testing parameters are met. Additionally, a member of the Water Department is also on site to verify water usage and help maintain the integrity of the municipal water system. The Fire Department and Water Department work to minimize the impact on the water system, however, settled mineral particles will be stirred up as large volumes of water are flowed. Annual testing of fire pumps typically takes place between March and November each year.

Per the Water Department, city water customers who experience discolored water should let their COLD water run for a 5-10 minutes to clear. If after 10 minutes water has not cleared, wait 1 hour and repeat running COLD water for no more than 10 minutes. If the problem persists or occurs at other times, please contact the Streetsboro Water Department at 330-626-2856 for further investigation.

The fire department issues public notice via its social media forums in advance of fire pump tests. We also provide a courtesy email notice to residents and businesses that desire such information. To be included in the email notices, send your name and email address to Kevin Grimm, Captain of the Fire Prevention Bureau at

Fire Pump test stock photo

Fire Station Construction Update: December 4, 2020

Artist RenderingSignificant progress is being made on the construction of the city's new fire station. The new fire station is located directly behind and south of the current station on State Route 43. It is expected that the new fire station will open in the Spring of 2021. Work on roof installation continues, along with brickwork and interior block work. Built under the direction of Hammond Construction and a host of fine trades, the approximate 24,000 square foot fire station will replace the existing decades old station that is located on the same property. The new station includes three back in EMS bays, four drive through apparatus bays, a DECON room, kitchen, day room, offices, and a secure gear area on the first floor. Sleeping quarters, women's and men's locker rooms, and a physical fitness area occupy the second floor. Exterior construction includes new concrete driveways, asphalt parking lot, and a new detention pond.

           December 2020


Fire Station Construction – Fall 2020 walk-through

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