Fire Prevention

The Fire Prevention Bureau, which is staffed by Lieutenant Vince Yost is open Monday through Friday 7:00 to 3:00. The Bureau oversees fire inspections, fire prevention education including juvenile and adult fire safety education, fire extinguisher training, and emergency planning for businesses. The Bureau is also in charge of plan review and acceptance testing for all new buildings in the City.

Through a cooperative effort to streamline services, the City of Kent Fire Prevention Bureau is also home to the Franklin Township Fire Inspector Richard Smith. This allows for a coordinated approach to Fire Prevention between the City of Kent and Franklin Township.

  • Lt. Shawn Baynes: 330.676.7389                               Email: bayness@kent-ohio.org
  • Lt. Vince Yost: Phone: 330.676.7390
    Email: yostv@kent-ohio.org
  • Franklin Township inspector
    Richard Smith: Phone. 330.676.7391
    Email: frnklntwpfireinspect@gmail.com
GFA 2019