Established in 1949, the Sharon Township Fire Department has grown from a volunteer department of local farmers, business owners and residents to a part-time department of approximately 40 members, half of which live within the township, and are responsible for responding to more than 700 incidents per year. The department focuses on their services through weekly trainings and recruitment. Sharon Township Fire Department also provides mutual aid to surrounding fire departments including Granger, Hinckley, Wadsworth, Copley, Bath and Medina. The Fire Chief is Mike Stanec and the Assistant Fire Chief is Michael George.
Mike was sworn in as the seventh Fire Chief of the Sharon Township Fire Department effective August 1, 2023. He has been a resident of Sharon Township for 50 years, graduating from Highland in 1985. Mike joined the Sharon Township Fire Department in November of 1985 and is a certified Firefighter, Paramedic, Fire Service Instructor and Fire Safety Inspector. He previously held the rank of Captain (1990-2005) and Assistant Chief (2005-2023).
Mike lives in Sharon with his wife Maggie where they’ve raised four children, Abigail, Andrew, Emma and Annabelle, all Highland graduates. Mike retired after a thirty-one-year career with the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department. He maintains his commitment to the Sharon Township community by leading a department that provides the best possible service to its residents.