Stations & Staff

The Washington Township Fire Department is an 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 volunteer staff. Fire and EMS crews respond from five fire stations strategically located throughout the community.

Chief William Gaul directs the Fire Department. A member since 1979, he has served in many roles – including deputy chief, captain, lieutenant and firefighter/paramedic.

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Station 41
163 Maple Avenue, Centerville

Station 42
45 W. Whipp Road, Washington Township

Station 43
10499 Dayton-Lebanon Pike, Washington Township

Station 44
6690 Centerville-Business Parkway, Centerville

Station 45
8328 McEwen Road, Washington Township

Fire Headquarters & Training Center
8320 McEwen Road, Washington Township

Command Staff

Chief William Gaul, III
Deputy Chief Scott Kujawa
Career Captains: Nick Bergman, Mike Guadagno, Joel Holbrook, Ron Kern

Fire Department Staffing

The Washington Township Fire Department provides around-the-clock emergency response with personnel who respond directly from five fire stations positioned strategically throughout Centerville/Washington Township.

Shifts are supervised by one of three captains and are staffed by full-time firefighters, part-time emergency responders and part-paid volunteers. Full-time firefighters are scheduled for 24-hour work shifts and every fire station includes bunk rooms.

Fire department staff includes:

Career/Full Time – More than 50 career staff work full time for the Fire Department, including firefighters, inspectors, fire alarm operators, mechanics and administrative employees.

Part-Time – Part-time firefighters and EMS responders serve at the stations during the typical work week, working side-by-side with career and part-paid volunteers. Part-time support personnel assist in areas of accreditation, training, maintenance, medical administration, public education and clerical services.

Part-Paid – These number about 17 and include one lieutenant. Like other emergency staff, part-paid volunteers respond directly from the station where they are assigned.

Honor Guard

The Honor Guard participates in community events where flag raising or dedication ceremonies take place and serves as the formal representative of the fire department during memorial services. For a civic or community event, contact us at 937-433-3083 or make a request by email. Members include:
Command Staff – Chief Bill Gaul 
Lieutenants – Jeff Guernsey
Firefighters – Brett McNamara, Jack Newton, Greg Ortel & Jack Tatom

You Can Be a Part of this Department

The Fire Department is looking for people to serve as part-time fire fighters and emergency medical personnel. People from all walks-of-life currently serve, including doctors, nurses, corporate executives, salespeople, industrial managers and more. For information, contact the Washington Township Fire Department at 433-3083, send us an email, or check here for information and application materials.


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