Fire and Emergency Services Department
The Violet Township Fire Department provides professional emergency medical and fire service utilizing a combination of full time, paid part time, and volunteer firefighters. This enables us to provide the staffing necessary to serve our community. Your fire department currently staffs three strategically located stations 24-hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year. We have a fleet of vehicles, including four medics, two pumper engines, a 2000 GPM custom Quint, a heavy rescue, two grass trucks, Battalion vehicle, assistant chief's vehicle, and a chief's vehicle. ALL of our equipment is capable of providing Advanced Life Support to deal with any crisis or emergency. The Violet Township Fire Department responds to more than 4,000 fire and emergency medical calls each year.
Our service area is approximately 41 square miles, with a population of nearly 39,000 residents. We participate in Mutual Aid contracts with all surrounding fire departments. We are classified by the Insurance Services Office with a Class 3 ISO Rating for all hydranted areas within Violet Township, the City of Pickerington, and portions of Canal Winchester and the City of Reynoldsburg.
Our staff is highly trained, with our department logging over 10,000 hours of training annually.
The Violet Township Fire Department, recognized as a progressive leader in providing the highest quality emergency services, is committed to the preservation of life, property, and the environment by effectively and efficiently meeting the emerging public safety and welfare needs of our diverse community. We will accomplish this by maintaining the highest standards of professional service through prevention of harm, surviving the environment, and "being nice"!
The Violet Township Fire Department provides inspection, public education, and life safety programs designed for preschoolers through senior citizens. The Violet Township Fire Department is also an American Heart Association Certified Training Center, and provides CPR/First Aid Instruction, from the Pediatric Level through the Healthcare Provider level.
You will find that most of our area lifeguards, daycare workers, doctors, nurses and the entire Pickerington Local School District athletic staff are certified by us annually.
We also provide:
> Free blood pressure checks
> Certified Infant/Child Car Seat Installation
> Reflective address signs
> Juvenile Fire Setter Programs
> Mentor Program with Pickerington Local School District
> Fire Explorer program
> Certified American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Training
> Fire Inspection for adoptive/foster families and area businesses
> Fire extinguisher training
> Youth group tours and programs
> Providing medic vehicles and staff for special functions
We do many fun community activities such as:
> Passing out candy in local neighborhoods for Halloween
> Hosting an annual Open House
> Participation in the 4th of July, Violet Festival and Labor Day Celebration parades
> Fundraisers for a variety of groups and organizations
> Annual Holiday Toy Drive