Fire & EMS

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The Washington Township Fire Department is an internationally accredited agency providing fire and emergency medical services to Centerville/Washington Township through a cost-effective combination of full-time, part-time and part-paid staff. Fire and EMS crews respond from five fire stations strategically located throughout the service area.

Emergency Services

Staff members responded to more than 7,200 fire and medical emergencies last year. To stay prepared, they receive ongoing instruction in fire suppression, emergency medical services and specialized rescue techniques. A bike patrol provides agile first response at festivals, sports events and gatherings with limited vehicle access.

Motorists should move right
and stay clear of intersections.

Fire Alarm Office

The township's Fire Alarm Office assigns personnel and equipment to all fire and medical emergencies in Centerville/Washington Township. Emergency (911) calls are received by a police agency, and then routed to Washington Township Fire Department dispatchers.

Division of Fire Safety

The Division of Fire Safety ensures that buildings, businesses and new construction in the community are built and maintained according to the most up-to-date safety codes. The division provides inspection services and a variety of programs that promote safety education and fire prevention.

Other Services

The Fire Department also offers a variety of programs focused on improving community safety, such as placing automated external defibrillators in public locations and training people in their use. A list of community AED locations can be found here. Others programs are available to those who contact the department – including CPR training, address locator signs, child safety seat inspections and vial of life materials described on this site.

Our Mission - to provide emergency services along with prevention and education to ensure the safety and security of the community we serve.


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