Fire Services

Firefighters battling house fire on roof

Fire and EMS Services

The Harrison Township Fire Department operates from two strategically placed fire stations, Station 94 located at 2400 Turner Road and Station 95 located at 2245 Needmore Road. These locations allow responders to arrive at their dispatched location in about four minutes. The department provides fire, rescue, Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous Materials Operations, Fire Prevention and Education, community relations, service calls and many other services covering 6.2 square miles, 24 hours a day 365 days a year. The Harrison Township Fire Department is a combination fire department which means it is staffed with both full-time and part-time employees. The department consists of 27 full-time employees and 17 part-time employees. The department responds to almost 8,000 calls a year with one fire engine, one ladder truck and two Advanced Life Support Ambulances. All Harrison Township firefighters are certified as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) or as Paramedics.

Fire Prevention

The work of the Harrison Township Fire Prevention Bureau is motivated by the principle that preventing a fire is easier than suppressing one. We employ numerous strategies to accomplish the department's prevention goals.

Inspections

Every business in Harrison Township is regularly inspected for compliance with the fire code. Inspections are made by certified firefighters and our policy is to work with the business owner to correct violations.

Public Education Programs

The Harrison Township Fire Department provides fire safety programs in our schools and to any group, located in the township, which request a presentation. We offer programs to suit all ages and individual needs. To schedule a program, contact us and let us know the type of program you are requesting, the age of the audience, the number of people anticipated and the preferred date and time. For more information, call (937) 274-4351, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Appearances at Special Events

The fire-safety message is brought to hundreds of people every year through special appearances of fire department personnel, at neighborhood picnics, block parties and community events. We are also happy to display a fire engine, ambulance, or "smokehouse" at your event. For more information, call the Harrison Township administrative office at (937) 274-4351 at least three weeks in advance to schedule.

Recreational Fire Permits

While recreational fires are allowed in Harrison Township, you must obtain a special permit at least one week in advance. A sheet with the guidelines listed will be given to you at the time you complete your permit form.

Additional Areas of Interest

If you would like to request records from the Harrison Township Fire Department, please click on the publications page and print the Public Records Request Form. The request can be delivered to the Harrison Township Fire Station, 2400 Turner Road, Dayton, OH 45415.

Fire Reports

Fire reports may be picked up at the Harrison Township Fire Administrative Office, 2400 Turner Road, Dayton, OH 45415 three business days after an incident occurs. Photo identification is required. If the incident is still under investigation, the report cannot be released until after the investigation is completed. Allow additional time for pick up during the holidays. There is no charge for report copies.

Emergency Medical Service Reports

Emergency Medical Service (EMS) reports may be picked up at the Harrison Township Fire Administration Office, 2400 Turner Road, Dayton, OH 45415, three business days after the incident occurs. Photo identification is required. The document may only be given to the patient listed on the report or the parent/guardian if the patient is a minor child. Allow additional time for pick up during the holidays. There is no charge for report copies.

Emergency Medical Service Billing

Patients who use Harrison Township Fire Department ambulances to be transported to a hospital for emergency care will be billed for the service by an outside billing agency. If you have a question or wish to send correspondence regarding an EMS bill, please contact:

Medicount Inc.

10361 Spartan Drive

Cincinnati, Ohio 45215

(513) 772-4465

We respect your right to privacy and treat all health care information about our patients with care under strict policies of confidentiality that all our staff are committed to always following. We are Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) compliant.