two firefighters using hoses to put out a house fireThe City of Kent Fire Department proudly provides fire and emergency medical services to approximately 30,000 full time residents and 28,000 Kent State students. The Kent Fire Department's service area covers approximately 24 square miles that includes the City of Kent, Franklin Township and Sugar Bush Knolls. 

The Kent Fire Department consists of 33 Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedics divided over three shifts, 2 Fire Prevention Lieutenants, 1 Fire Chief, 1 Fire Service Specialist, and 1 Part-Time Fire Inspector for Franklin Township. 

Kent Fire Department Mission Statement 

Safeguarding our Community as we serve in a caring, professional and supportive way.

Kent Fire Department Vision Statement

The Kent Fire Department will continue to develop new partnerships and programs to increase the safety of the Community by providing means to improve training and education, improve emergency response and develop new strategies to solve problems while keeping true to our values and mission.

Kent Fire Department Values 

We believe in serving our community with the highest degree of professionalism. Professionalism to us is character, integrity, courage, endurance, competence, and honor.