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 7, 2024, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will showcase eighteen teams of firefighters representing eleven area departments competing in a relay challenge to determine who is the best of the best.

Registered Teams:

  • Akron Fire Department (4 teams)
  • Brimfield Fire Department
  • Canton Fire Department (2 teams)
  • Cleveland Fire Department
  • Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department (2 teams)
  • Garfield Heights Fire Department
  • Green Fire Department/Plain Fire Department
  • Lorain Fire Department (3 teams)
  • Macedonia Fire Department
  • Ravenna Fire Department
  • Springfield Fire Department
  • Twinsburg 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:

  • Birdies Food Truck
  • Cheezylicious Food Truck
  • Fabi's Taco Truck
  • Dr. Hibachi Food Truck
  • Johnny Lotes Latin Street Corn
  • Metropolis Popcorn Truck

Craft Beer Vendors:

  • HiHO Brewing Company
  • Missing Mountain Brewing Co.
  • McArthur’s Brew House

“The Falls Fire Showdown will kick off our summer of family-friendly fun in Downtown Cuyahoga Falls,” 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 who 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.