Dedication of Fire Station 41

Dedication of Fire Station 41
Posted on 09/25/2023

On Friday, September 29, Washington Township will host a ribbon cutting and dedication for its new Fire Station 41, located at 716 E. Franklin St. The dedication will include remarks from Township officials, a ribbon cutting, tours of the new facility, and light refreshments. The dedication will take place at 10:00am, followed by an open house at 11:00am, at which time the public is invited to visit and tour the facility.

The new station replaces the former Station 41, located on Maple Avenue. Built in 1969, the Maple Avenue station was the oldest station in Washington Township and was built to house smaller apparatus and accommodate a department comprised mostly of volunteers. Stations are now staffed 24 hours a day, call volumes have increased over the years, and technology has improved.

The Township analyzed response time data to determine the best location for the new Station 41. The location on East Franklin Street provides direct access to a main thoroughfare, allowing the department to offer even more efficient services to the community resulting in improved response times.

The land was purchased from Centerville City Schools in 2021, following the passage of the 2019 levy when Washington Township and Centerville residents voted in favor of a continuous 2.85-mill levy that would enable the fire department to replace its oldest fire station.

Washington Township Fire and EMS crews respond from five strategically located stations covering 31 square miles. In 2022, staff members responded to nearly 9,316 fire and emergency medical calls. Crews receive ongoing training in fire suppression, emergency medical services, and specialized rescue techniques. The Washington Township Fire Department is a top-rated, internationally accredited career fire department and is the only fire department in the region to hold this distinction.