Phone: (440) 926 - 2401

Welcome Home To The Village of Grafton



The goal of the Grafton Village Fire Prevention Bureau is reducing fire loss to preserve and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of community through the implementation of a comprehensive fire and hazard prevention program.


Sleeping with your bedroom door closed can SAVE YOUR LIFE?

Did you know that today, if your home broke out in fire,
you would have less than three minutes to escape safely?

Forty years ago, a person had about 17 minutes to escape a burning home. Evolutions in furnishings, homes incorporating more open layouts, and lightweight construction materials, allow fires to spread much quicker.

But luckily, the simple action of closing your bedroom door before going to sleep can help slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.

Click here for more facts and a video from Underwriters Laboratories that could save your life and that of your family.


We receive many questions (and some complaints) about open burning.  We have compiled the information below to answer your questions and to help keep everyone safer.
There are two regulations that work together, the Ohio Fire Code and the Village of Grafton Ordinance
In summary ...

    • no burning of leaves or any waste products is allowed
    • backyard firepits are allowed
    • you can only burn clean, dry, seasoned wood that gives off minimal smoke
    • total fuel area of three feet or less in diameter and two feet or less in height
    • fire pits must be at least 25 feet from any structure
    • if you have an enclosed chiminea or fire pit with a screen always over the fire, it must be at least 15 feet from any structure
    • you must have someone attending the fire at all times
    • there must be a fire extinguisher, garden hose, or other fire extinguishing equipment nearby

If you need more explanation or have other questions, please contact the Office of the Fire Chief at any time.  Our non-emergency number is (440) 926-2075.