Chippewa Twp
Fire Department


Our firefighters have at least 136 hours of professional training before they begin service. After the initial training they continue to train every Tuesday night to ensure they are ready when you need them.


Heavy rescue equipment is sometimes essential when getting to trapped people in need. We have a heavy rescue apparatus and hundreds of pieces of equipment to make sure we are prepared for any situation.


Emergency Medical Services are a fundamental part of our Fire Department. We staff 2 personnel at the station daily between 6AM – 10PM. After 10 PM we have on duty crews standing by for any medical calls.


Did you know that our Fire Department also handles business fire safety inspections, school fire drills, home fire safety education, CPR classes, and much more. Most of these services are free to residents.
What does it take to be a firefighter?
Being a firefighter is more than just the willingness to run in to a burning building to protect life and property. It is a dedication to the community. Being willing to sacrifice sleep to help someone in need. The desire to help teach how to stop fire before it starts. Dealing with the emotional stress when things don’t turn out for the best. And above all, being a part of a team that is dedicated to the same goal and working together with each other and our neighboring departments when you need more help.
How many times are you called to help?
We run anywhere between 800-1100 calls per year. Each year it fluctuates, but on average we respond to about 90% EMS calls, 8% Fire Calls, and 2% miscellaneous calls… Yes, even the occasional cat in a tree. 🙂
How do I schedule a CPR Class?
Whether you need a CPR class for personal benefit or for a healthcare career, we can help. Our instructors are certified in all levels of CPR certification. For more details visit our association page at:

Click on the CPR Class Request in the navigation bar.

What type of vehicles do you use?
We currently have 10 apparatus in service at the Fire Department.
2 Ambulances
1 Heavy Rescue
2 Water Tenders
1 Engine
1 Grass Fire Truck
1 General Purpose Pick-up
1 Chief’s Vehicle
How Do I Become A FireFighter?
Stop by our fire station to see what it’s all about. You can pick up an application and meet some of the current firefighters. For general information, fill out the form to the right of this box and ask for information.
The Coronavirus/COVID 19 Situation and the Chippewa Township Fire Department:

          CTFD providing the exceptional quality of care the community has come to expect and has always received.                                          Here is some important information about how the Chippewa Township Fire Department is managing response during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation, and impacts to some of the department’s non-emergency services:

If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911.                                 ▪️The Chippewa Township Fire Department is operating 24/7, as it always has. There have not been any interruptions in service.               ▪️The department’s first responders are taking additional precautions to protect themselves on calls, including the use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).                                                                  ▪️911 Dispatchers are asking screening questions when calls are received to identify possible viral alerts. This information is being relayed to first responders, so that they can take additional steps in protecting themselves when assisting patients.                 ▪️The department’s first responders are taking every precaution to ensure that fire station is sanitized and kept clean.                    ▪️The department is working closely with our medical director at Summa to update and distribute medical response protocols to all of CTFD’s emergency responders.                                                ▪️The department’s Prevention Division will not be performing routine fire inspections during this time to limit exposures to the facilities occupants and fire department personnel.                                                                                                                    ▪️Out of caution and as a preventative measure, the Chippewa Township Fire Department has cancelled all public education programs, events, and station tours. No new programs will be scheduled for the foreseeable future, as the department continues to take steps to avoid further risk of transmission.                          ▪️In an effort to protect our citizens, our employees, and to reduce exposure and the possible spread of the COVID-19 virus, Chippewa Township Fire Department will be closed to all visitors until further notice.  Although our building is closed, our department will continue to provide emergency services at full strength.

We appreciate your understanding and assistance as we all deal with the evolving Coronavirus situation.

Residents of Bieri Road Weather Siren is Out of Service

Residents in the Bieri Rd area- please be advised, the weather siren is out of service. In case of severe weather keep attention on weather apps on your phone & radio. The parts have been ordered & we will let you know when the siren is back in service.

Green Reflective House Number Signs

Our Fire Department offers the green reflective house number signs for purchase.  Our firefighters will install the house number signs.  A member may install a vertical sign on your mailbox post if it is on same side of the road as your house.  You may order the signs by calling the township office or email your request to  In your request, state your choice of vertical or horizontal numbering.  Also, state if you will need a post for your vertical sign. The fire department can’t install signs on utility poles.  The signs are available for $10.00 each and if you need a post that is included.  Please make checks payable to: Chippewa Twp., P.O. Box 265, Doylestown, Ohio  44230.



2022 Calls –
January – 115
February – 92
March – 120
April – 94
May – 99 
June – 86
July – 98
August – 117 
September – 117 
October – 113
November – 
December – 

2021 Calls –
January – 100
February – 83
March – 87
April – 92
May – 84
June – 103
July – 106
August – 125
September – 106
October – 109
November – 135
December – 128

2020 Calls –
January – 83
February – 71
March – 91
April – 92
May – 100
June – 66
July – 93
August – 100
September – 76
October – 101
November – 111
December – 110


                                                            2021 Total Calls – 1258                                                                                                                       2020 Total Calls – 1094                                                            2019 Total Calls – 1163
2018 Total Calls – 1082
2017 Total Calls – 1069
2016 Total Calls – 1084


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Joyce Forrer – Chief

Tom Taray – Captain

Matt Youngblood – Captain