Mayor Don Walters is proud to announce that the Falls Fire Showdown Smoke on the Water will return to Downtown Cuyahoga Falls on Friday, June 2, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event, sponsored by the City of Cuyahoga Falls, Cuyahoga Falls Firefighter Memorial Foundation, and Western Reserve Hospital, will showcase seventeen teams of firefighters representing twelve area departments competing in a relay challenge to determine who is the best of the best.

Registered Teams:

  • Akron Fire Department (3 teams)
  • Barberton Fire Department
  • Canton Fire Department (2 teams)
  • Cleveland Fire Department
  • Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department (3 teams)
  • Macedonia Fire Department
  • Ravenna Fire Department
  • Springfield Fire Department
  • Stow Fire Department
  • Strongsville Fire Department
  • Twinsburg Fire Department
  • Green Fire Department

The family-friendly event will feature food trucks, craft beer vendors, and 80s music with Cleveland's Breakfast Club from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Downtown Amphitheater.

Food Vendors:

  • Brooks Homestyle BBQ
  • Cheezylicious
  • Birdies
  • Fabi’s Taco Truck
  • Metropolis Popcorn
  • Little Blue Pastry Wagon

Craft Beer Vendors:

  • HiHO Brewing Company
  • Ohio Brewing Company
  • McArthur’s Brew House

“The Falls Fire Showdown is a chance for the community to come together and support our men and women of the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department,” stated Mayor Don Walters. “Join me in rooting for our Cuyahoga Falls Firefighters as they show off their skills to support a great cause.”

All funds raised at the Falls Fire Showdown will benefit the Cuyahoga Falls Firefighters Memorial Foundation and the construction of a permanent memorial that incorporates the historic Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department bell. The Cuyahoga Falls Firefighters Memorial Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of those that served the City of Cuyahoga Falls as Firefighters, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice. For more information and updates about the Cuyahoga Falls Firefighter Memorial Foundation, please visit their website at and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.