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Firefighter/Paramedic Examination

We have reached 100 candidates. Application process is now closed. Thank you to all who have applied.

The City of Solon will be establishing a list of candidates for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic for the Solon Fire-Rescue Department.   Testing for this position will include a written examination given by Ohio Public Safety Exams on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the Solon Community Center, 9:00 a.m.   A passing score of 70% on the written examination must be achieved to move on through the hiring process.  Only the first 100 applications are being accepted.  

 COVID 19 Precautions

Solon Fire - Rescue is taking precautions to protect our firefighter/paramedics and the public during the COVID 19 Pandemic. This includes limiting access to fire stations, wearing protective face masks while on duty and wearing specialized personal protective clothing (PPE) during all patient encounters.

We have slowly started to re-institute fire and EMS training in small groups, with distancing and while wearing masks. We have also re-started fire inspections to assure that Solon businesses have the best opportunity to re-open.

We urge you to consider supporting Solon businesses and restaurants by shopping local.

Although Ohio is re-opening, the virus is not gone...please wear a mask in public to protect our front line workers and those at risk.

High Performance Organization


Solon Fire Rescue is constantly changing to meet the diverse needs of our community. The men and women of the department are committed to providing highly skilled responses to any type of emergency. Our department also prides itself for the proactive efforts taken to prevent injuries, loss of lives, and loss of property.

Through continuous training, efficient and effective operations, advanced equipment, and a commitment to our mission, we are prepared to meet the changing needs of our City by providing quality prevention practices and emergency services.

Emergency Medical Services

Solon Fire Rescue is a recognized leader in providing state of the art emergency medical services, Solon Fire Rescue has been providing EMS since 1924. 

Today our current staff of 60 firefighter/paramedics provide advanced life support services in the field including but not limited to 12-lead cardiac monitoring, continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP administration, pulse oximetry monitoring, and drug administration.

Solon’s first paramedics utilized 4 cardiac drugs and a single page of standing medical orders. Today, the expanded drug administration list includes 25 different lifesaving medications, and medical standing orders are contained in a comprehensive 77 page document.
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