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.
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 $15.00 (sign only) and $25.00 (sign & post).  Please make checks payable to: Chippewa Twp., P.O. Box 265, Doylestown, Ohio  44230.



2024 Calls –
January – 106
February – 103 
March – 113
April – 94
May – 
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2023 Calls –
January – 108 
February – 94
March – 95
April – 102
May – 115 
June – 98
July – 103
August –  111
September – 118
October – 107
November – 108
December – 115 

2022 Calls –
January – 115
February – 92
March – 120
April – 94
May – 99 
June – 86
July – 98
August – 117 
September – 117 
October – 113
November – 115
December – 136

   2023 Total Calls – 1262

                                                            2022 Total Calls – 1302                                                                                                                        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