Scioto Township Fire Department

Legacy and Progress of the Scioto Township Fire Department

The founding members of the Scioto Township Fire Department included Chief Don Thrasher, John Parmenter, Chuck Parmenter, and several others. These men, alongside other citizens, sought donations and raised funds to purchase used fire apparatus and equipment. The Scioto Township Fire Department was known throughout the country for its annual fundraiser, a go-kart grand prix held in the Village of Commercial Point. Scioto Township has had a long lineage of excellent staff, including those who currently serve.

In the early 1970s, the members of the department built the original fire station located at 25 Harsh Alley in Commercial Point. In the late mid-1980s, the department expanded and completed an addition to the station. This addition provided much-needed living quarters, a training room, and kitchen facilities. In January of 1980, the department expanded its services to the community by staffing the station with a full-time firefighter and full-time Fire Chief. In 1987, the department expanded to three full-time firefighters. These firefighters worked five, ten-hour shifts during the week. In response to increased call volumes, the department expanded to a three-platoon schedule (24 hours on-duty/48 hours off-duty) with four fighters on-duty every day, 365 days a year. This occurred on June 1, 1996. The department has since built a brand new, state of the art, fire station, located at 440 Walker Rd, in Commercial Point.

The Scioto Township Fire Department currently consists of fifteen firefighters, Assistant Fire Chief, and Fire Chief. Additionally, we have twenty-one part-time personnel. The department provides primary fire protection services to approximately 11,000 residents in Scioto Township and the Villages of Commercial Point and Orient. In addition to fire protection, the department provides rescue services, Advanced Life Support (ALS) emergency medical services, trench/cave-in rescue services, and hazardous materials services. The Scioto Township Fire Department also provides mutual aid assistance to Harrison Township Fire Department, Hamilton Township Fire Department, Jackson Township Fire Department, Pleasant Township Fire Department, and the Tri-County Joint Fire District/Sterling Joint Ambulance District.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Fire Department

F.A.Q. for Scioto Township Fire Department

Our Commitment to Emergency Medical Services

At the Scioto Township Fire Department, we are dedicated to serving our community with excellence and professionalism. With a focus on emergency medical services, we proudly operate two fully staffed medical units: Medic 401 and Medic 402.

State-of-the-Art Medical Units: Our medical units, Medic 401 and Medic 402, are equipped with the latest technology and resources to provide advanced life support (ALS) care to our residents. Both units are Ford F550s, ensuring reliability and maneuverability in emergency situations.

Advanced Life Support Services: Equipped with cardiac monitors and a comprehensive range of life-saving medications, our medical units are ready to respond to any medical emergency with precision and expertise. Our highly trained paramedics are dedicated to providing the highest level of care to our patients.

Enhanced Cardiac Care: In our commitment to improving patient outcomes, we have invested in LUCAS chest compression devices for each of our medical units. These devices provide consistent and effective chest compressions during cardiac arrest, increasing the chances of survival for our patients.

At the Scioto Township Fire Department, we are proud to serve our community and make a difference in the lives of those we encounter. Whether it's responding to medical emergencies, firefighting, or community outreach, we are here for you, 24/7.

For more information about our services or to learn about ways you can get involved, please contact us.

Toys for Tots: Spreading Joy to Local Children in Need

Join us in spreading holiday cheer by participating in our Toys for Tots drive! From now until Christmas Eve, we are collecting toys at our new station located at 440 Walker Road. This initiative directly benefits children in our community, ensuring they have a memorable and joyful holiday season.

The gifts donated to our Toys for Tots drive are distributed by our local churches to families who truly need assistance during the holidays. Additionally, we welcome gift cards for older children or to fulfill specific requests, ensuring that every child receives a gift that brings them happiness.

Your generosity can make a significant difference in the lives of children in our community. Let's come together to make this holiday season a special one for every child.

Explore Our Firehouse: Schedule a Visit Today!


The Scioto Township Fire Department warmly welcomes residents, school classes, and community groups to visit our firehouses and learn more about our operations. To schedule a tour of our stations, simply reach out to the Fire Department at 614-877-9124 or via email at Our friendly staff will work with you to arrange a time that's convenient for your group.

Whether you're interested in learning about fire safety, exploring our equipment, or meeting our dedicated firefighters, a visit to our firehouses promises to be both educational and enjoyable. We look forward to hosting you and providing valuable insights into our vital role in serving the community.

Community Engagement: Block Parties and Birthday Celebrations


Make your child's birthday celebration even more memorable by incorporating fire prevention education into the festivities. Contact us to include a special fire engine celebration at your next birthday party. Our Scioto Township Fire Department staff will delight young party guests by bringing a fire pumper for an interactive show-and-tell session, offering both entertainment and important safety insights.


Block parties aren't just about fun and festivities—they also present an ideal opportunity for fire prevention education. If your neighborhood is organizing a block party, consider reaching out to the Fire Department to enhance the event with valuable training. Our staff can bring a fire pumper to the outing, providing an engaging show-and-tell experience for attendees of all ages.

Learn Life-Saving Skills: CPR/AED Classes


Empower yourself with life-saving skills by participating in CPR/AED classes offered by the Scioto Township Fire Department. These classes are available to residents at no cost and typically last around two hours. Whether you're a concerned citizen or a healthcare professional, learning CPR and how to use an AED can make a crucial difference in emergency situations.

For residents interested in CPR/AED classes, please contact the Fire Chief at 614-877-9124 for more information or to schedule a session.

Additionally, we offer specialized healthcare provider CPR classes tailored for small groups working in the healthcare field. These classes, designed to meet specific professional needs, span five hours and cost $35.00 per person. Groups should consist of a minimum of five participants and a maximum of eight to ensure personalized attention and effective learning.

Don't miss this opportunity to acquire essential life-saving skills and contribute to a safer community. Contact us today to schedule your CPR/AED training session.