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 placed throughout the service area.
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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163 Maple Avenue, Centerville
45 W. Whipp Road, Washington Township
10499 Dayton-Lebanon Pike, Washington Township
6690 Centerville-Business Parkway, Centerville
8328 McEwen Road, Washington Township
Fire Headquarters & Training Center
8320 McEwen Road, Washington Township
Chief William Gaul, III
Fire Marshal Michael Long
Career Captains: Scott Kujawa, Joel Holbrook, Mike Guadagno, Ron Kern
Company Commanders: Mark Gaul, Bill Devir
Washington Township is a “combined” department, meaning it’s comprised of these positions:
Career/Full Time – More than 30 career staff work full time for the Fire Department, including firefighters, inspectors, educator, fire alarm operators, mechanics and administrative employees.
Part-Paid Volunteers – These number more than 40 and include one captain and two acting lieutenants. Paid-on-call staff members – traditionally known as volunteers – include both firefighters and emergency medical services personnel or a combination of both. They typically respond to emergencies on nights and weekends. For information about becoming a part-paid volunteer, check here, call us at 433-3083, or send us an email.
Part-Time In-House – 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 – Part-time support personnel assist in areas of accreditation, training, maintenance, medical administration, public education and clerical services.
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 & Captain Scott Kujawa
Lieutenants – Tony Carusone, Ed Kuzminski & Jeff Guernsey
Firefighters – Scott Bunker, Brett McNamara, Jack Newton, Greg Ortel, John Slaven, Kyle Schwable, and Jack Tatom
The Fire Department is looking for people in the Centerville/Washington Township area to serve as part-paid volunteer, 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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