In November of 1966 the Jefferson Township Trustees took steps toward establishing their own
fire department. The Jefferson Township Fire Department was established as a
volunteer department in 1967. Since that time it has transitioned from volunteers to a combination of full time and part
time firefighters and paramedics.
Jefferson Fire provides the community with professional emergency medical
services, and fire prevention and suppression services. Your Fire Department
currently staffs one station 24 hours per day, seven days a week, 365 days a
year. On a typical 24-hour shift, up to nine firefighter/paramedics and a
Battalion Chief serve on duty. The Fire Chief is available during business
hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Fire staff responds to calls for assistance in two medics, one
compressed-air-foam pumper engine, battalion chief car, and
the fire chief’s car. Responding fire equipment is stocked with advanced life
support equipment. Not only are we here to provide fire protection; our goal is
to be prepared during any medical or other traumatic emergency. Additional
assistance is available and provided through mutual aid agreements with all
surrounding fire departments. The Jefferson Township Fire Department responded
to over 2000 fire and emergency medical calls; and the number of responses
normally increasing about 10% per year. Our service area is approximately 14
square miles, and includes Jefferson Township, parts of Reynoldsburg, Gahanna
Jefferson Township is classified by the Insurance Services Office with a Class 4 ISO rating. Our staff is highly trained, with the department logging more than 8000 hours of training a year.