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Granville Fire and Emergency Medical Services

Casey Curtis, Fire Chief

Granville is served by the Granville Township Fire Department (GTFD), which is a municipal fire department operated by the Granville Township Board of Trustees.  The GTFD serves Granville Township including the Village of Granville and Denison University.  It also serves 80% of McKean Township and 20% of Union Township under a contractual agreement.  The department is funded by a 4.8 mill Granville Township fire levy as well as contract fees from McKean and Union Townships. 

Casey Curtis is the Granville Township Fire Chief.  He was appointed by the Township Trustees in August, 2016.  The GTFD is staffed with a combination of career, intermittently scheduled, and volunteer members.  Paid staffing is scheduled to maintain four personnel on duty at all times, twenty-four hours a day.  There are currently ten career firefighter/paramedics, fifteen intermittent firefighter/paramedics, and twenty-five volunteer firefighter/EMTs and paramedics.  Fire code enforcement is handled by a part-time fire inspector working under the direction of the Fire Chief.

The department fleet consists of a 1500 Gallons-Per-Minute (GPM) Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) pumper, a 1200 GPM rescue/pumper, a 93-foot aerial platform, and an 1800 gallon tanker.  Additional apparatus consists of two advanced life support ambulances, a grass fire truck, and one staff vehicle.

The GTFD operates from a single facility at 133 North Prospect Street in Granville.  The fire station was constructed by the Village of Granville in 1972, and is leased to the Township at ten year intervals for one dollar per year.  Granville Township also owns the structures at 133 and 135 East College Street, adjacent to the fire station, which are used as department offices and dormitory facilities.

Contact Information:

133 North Prospect, Granville OH 43023
Business Phone: (740) 587-0261
Emergency calls: 911