For Emergencies dial 9-1-1
Cleaning your yard? May I have a campfire in my backyard?
No open burning is permitted in Concord Township.
Concord Township follows the Ohio Revised Code rules regarding open burning. NO OPEN BURNING is permitted in Concord Township. RECREATIONAL FIRES such as cooking and camp fires are permitted as long as they are in an approved container or cleared area. Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible material. Conditions which could cause fire spread such as leaves and dry or dead vegetation shall be eliminated prior to ignition. The size of any recreational fire shall not exceed 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height. All recreational fires shall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished. A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher with a minimum 4-A rating or other approved on-site fire-extinguishing equipment, such as dirt, sand, water barrel or garden hose shall be available for immediate utilization. Any open burning or recreational fire that is offensive or objectionable because of smoke or order emissions or when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous is prohibited. The Concord Township Fire Department is authorized to order the extinguishment by the property owner, another person responsible or the fire department of open burning that creates or adds to a hazardous or objectionable situation, per Ohio Fire Code 307.3.
What to do with your debris?
Consider utilizing the Townships’s Yard Waste Program
An additional list of options may be found under Resident Information
Part Time Firefighter/EMT
Concord Township Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of part time firefighter/EMT. Applicants must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License, must be a State of OH, Dept. of Public Safety certified Firefighter Level II along with either an EMT/Basic or Paramedic certification. Please follow the link below for an application and more detailed information on additional qualifications, requirements and testing procedures.
Starting rate of pay: $16.24 (Basic/EMT) $17.58 (Paramedic)
Concord Township, Perry Joint Fire District and Madison Fire District participate in a joint hiring process.
Applications for Concord Township part-time firefighters are accepted at all times
Professionally Providing Our Community with Quality Service
The Concord Township Fire Department has evolved since its humble beginnings in 1948 into a modern, progressive organization. A cost-effective combination of full and part time firefighters provide fire suppression and emergency medical services from 2 fully operational fire stations. Department staffing also includes 3-part time civilian fire inspectors who provide fire safety education programs, fire inspections, and ensure new construction in Concord Township is built utilizing the most up to date safety codes.
The Fire Department works diligently to maintain fiscal responsibility. The department is funded by 2 tax levies, a 2.7 mill fire operating levy and a 4.0 mill public safety level. Revenue from the public safety levy is split between the Fire Department and law enforcement.
The Fire Department responded to 2,639 calls for service in 2019 and with each and every response we strive to fulfill our mission.