Willoughby, Ohio, can trace its history all the way back to the Eighteenth Century. People began exploring the area in the late 1700s, and the first permanent settlement was founded in 1798. In 1835, the village was named after Westel Willoughby Jr., the founder of a local medical college.
Although the medical college is no longer operational, downtown Willoughby grew rapidly, and many of the buildings are still in use and operational to this day.
While the town has deep historical roots, its proximity to Cleveland and the beautiful shores of Lake Erie have made it a popular destination for people relocating to the area. The combination of old structures and new people presents an interesting and unique challenge for firefighters in the area.
When Willoughby Fire Chief Todd Ungar was searching for solutions to help streamline the communication and efficiency of the town’s fire stations, StreetWise’s system proved to be the perfect answer.