Benchmark Statistics 2019

Oberlin Fire Department provides fire/rescue services for our community.
During the year, we responded to a total of 848 emergency incidents.

Below is a breakdown of the response time information in minutes.

Fire – Emergency Response
Number of Full-time Employees5
Number of Part-time Employees21
Average Response Time (Fire)4:53
Emergency Medical Services
Status: First Responder, ALS non-transporting
EMS First Responders1
EMT- Basic15
EMT – Intermediate0
Fire Prevention/ Public Education Information
Fire Safety Inspections488
Number of Violations Found464
Education Programs Delivered32
Education Program Attendees1,138
Total Training Hours for Department2089
Average Training per Firefighter80.34
Minimum Firefighter Training Requirements:
– Firefighter 1
– EMT-Basic
– Hazmat/WMD Operations
– ICS-100 and NIMS-700


Benchmarking provides statistics for comparison with similar emergency operations. To understand where we are now (operationally), we must understand where we have been. Every profession requires standards to operate at a satisfactory level and to establish benchmarks for future progress.

The National Fire Protection Association’s Standards 1710 and 1720 provide such a benchmark. Along with our statistical information, these standards are used to assist fire administration to make critical decisions to provide the best service possible to our citizens, using the resources available.


430 South Main Street
Oberlin, Ohio 44074

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