About Us

The Elm Valley Joint Fire District is a rural Ohio Fire Department, proudly serving the visitors and residents of the Village of Ashley and Oxford Township in Delaware County and both Peru Township and Westfield Township in Morrow county. Elm Valley Fire District also provides services by contract to the Eastern portion of Marlboro Township in Delaware County.

The time honored role of any fire department is to save lives and protect property.

Our challenge as a Fire Department today is to recruit, train and retain highly skilled and motivated men and women, who are devoted to the pursuit of serving and protecting our community while maintaining the traditions and excellence of the Fire Service.

The Fire District is always looking for new individuals to join our ranks and we would like to talk to you about serving the Community.

"This institution is an equal opportunity provider."

The Elm Valley Joint Fire District's goal is to protect the quality of life for our residents, employees and those who visit our community, by providing the highest quality Emergency Service Management for fire suppression, search and rescue services, emergency medical support, and the mitigation of special hazards that threaten public safety.

The Fire Department was originally formed as a village fire department on January 1st, 1883, the department has evolved through the years to include the surrounding townships and has continuously served the community for 137 years. The population of the Fire District in the 2010 census was estimated at 6,862 persons and a land area of approximately 74 square miles, an exceptionally large response area. Our rural Fire District is mostly a farming community with a State Park (Delaware Lake) and the 4,670acre State wildlife area to our west.

The District is bounded by US Route 23 to the West, US Interstate Route 71 to the East. State route 229 and US Highway 42 intersect in the center of the Fire District. The Fire Station is located just North of that intersection on US Highway 42 and is geographically in the center of the Fire District.

The dedicated Men and Women that serve the Fire District, respond to between 350-400 calls for service annually. The Fire Station is currently staffed with part-time crews that are on duty Monday-Saturday from 8:00AM-5:00PM. Calls outside of these hours are handled by our Volunteer on-call staff.

The Fire District has one fire station located at 9821 US Highway 42, Ashley, Ohio 43003. Apparatus include 2 Engines, 1 Rescue, 1 Tanker, 1 Mini-pumper, 2 Grass trucks, 1 boat and 1 Hazmat Containment trailer. Operated by our 22 part-time and volunteer staff. 

Recreational Facilities located in the Fire District include, Recreation Unlimited, Heartland Conference Retreat Center, Cardinal Shooting Center and Campground, in addition to the Delaware Wildlife area and Delaware Lake State Park.



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