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.
The purpose of Fire Prevention is to educate the public on precautions that they can take to prevent potentially harmful fires and how to survive if they occur. Preservation of Life and the Protection of property is our goal. Fire Prevention is a proactive method of preventing Fire Emergencies or reducing the damage caused by them. The Elm Valley Joint Fire District currently has 4 State Certified Fire Safety Inspectors on staff.
The EVFD Fire Prevention Office performs Fire Inspections annually at Businesses and Public Buildings located within the Fire District. Responsibilities include enforcing the Ohio State Fire Code as it relates to new commercial construction, remodeling of existing businesses, change of business usage in an existing structure and annual fire inspections of commercial properties.
For questions pertaining to:
contact our Fire Prevention Officer:
Captain Bob Lavender @ 740-747-2510
For home fire safety tips and videos go to: https://www.beaherosaveahero.org/
Interested in a Station tour? Would like our crews to attend your special event?
For scheduling after the COVID restrictions are relaxed.
Please contact our Public Relations Coordinator
Firefighter Ritter @ 740-747-2510
National public health agency of the United States of America
For Morrow County residents with disabilities, chronic conditions, and other special healthcare needs. This system is designed to identify individuals who may require special assistance during emergencies.
Our mission is to honor and remember America's fallen fire heroes, to provide resources to assist their families in rebuilding their lives, and work within the Fire Service Community to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries.