Monroe Township Fire and EMS
2023 FEES FOR THE GREEN HILL CEMETERY Effective 1/1/2023
We will provide an appropriate, safe, and professional response to fire, medical and environmental emergencies. We are dedicated to minimizing the loss of life and property through suppression, rescue, code enforcement, and educational programs.
The Monroe Township Fire Department (MTFD) is a combination (mostly career) fire department located in Licking County, Ohio. We provide service to the cities of Johnstown and New Albany as well as Monroe, Jersey, Liberty, and McKean townships.
Our staff consists of full-time, Intermittent (part-time), and volunteer personnel. Staffing consists of 20 full-time firefighter/paramedics including our Chief, approximately 15 intermittent personnel and 2 volunteers. We also employ a fire protection engineer for commercial plan review.
Eighteen of our full-time firefighter/paramedics are assigned to a 24/48 work schedule. This allows us to assign six firefighter/paramedics to work each 24 hour shift. After working a 24 hour shift, these firefighters then have two days off. This schedule causes these firefighters to work a 56 hour workweek on average. In addition to the six full-time firefighter/paramedics assigned to each shift, our goal is to have two intermittent employees on duty as well. This staffing model allows us to achieve our goal of having eight fully trained firefighters available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Volunteers provide a valued augmentation to these staffing levels. By having eight personnel on duty, the MTFD can staff three ambulances or two fire trucks to meet the needs of the community.
The MTFD fleet consists of a compressed air foam system (CAFS) Quint equipped with a 75’ aerial ladder and a 2000 GPM pump, an engine/rescue equipped with Hurst rescue tools, a fire engine, and a 2000 gallon tanker equipped with a 1000 GPM pump. Additional apparatus consists of three advanced life support ambulances, a grass fire truck, a hazmat truck equipped as an air supply truck, and a command vehicle.
The Monroe Township Fire Department responds to approximately 2700 runs each year, of which approximately 80% are EMS and the remainder are fire/rescue responses. The number of responses continues to grow with increases to the population and new commercial development.
ISO ratings for MTFD service areas range from a 2 for areas covered by hydrants, to either an 8b, 9, or 10 for areas not covered by a hydrant. Contact your local insurance provider to determine your specific rating.
The Monroe Township Fire Department was formed on April 1, 2000 when the Monroe Township Board of Trustees took over the Johnstown Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. The JVFD had a long and distinguished history of providing excellent service to the Johnstown area. The Monroe Township Fire Department has worked to build upon this legacy of service over the past 20+ years. Average minimum on duty staffing has increased to eight firefighters a day in response to a growing demand for service.
The Monroe Township Fire Department services a total of 68 square miles. The MTFD provides fire suppression, rescue, prevention/inspection, and EMS services to all of Monroe Township including the City of Johnstown. Additionally, the MTFD serves Jersey Township north of Worthington Road, the City of New Albany, Liberty Township (except for the southwest quadrant), and the northeast corner of McKean Township (see below for a map of our service area).
In addition to fire suppression and EMS, the Department also provides hazmat responses to all of Licking County on an as needed basis. Upon request, Department members can also provide fire safety presentations, fire extinguisher training, and CPR training classes to local residents and businesses. Please review this website for additional information on how to take advantage of these training courses.
Johnstown sits in the northwestern part of Licking County and due to our location we provide mutual aid to many neighboring departments. We provide aid to departments located in Licking County, Franklin County, Delaware County, and Knox County.
Upon request, Department members can also provide fire safety presentations, fire extinguisher training, CPR training classes to local residents and businesses. Please review this website for additional information on how to take advantage of these training courses.
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Have you ever used a fire extinguisher? Do you know the different types of fire extinguishers and if it will work on your fire? Allow the Monroe Township Fire Department to instruct you in proper fire extinguisher use through the use of our BULLEX extinguisher training system.
This class includes a lecture with questions and answers, and a hands-on opportunity with a fire extinguisher training unit. This course is open to residents, civic groups, and any Monroe Township businesses.
All classes require advanced registration. Classes are limited in size. Please contact Monroe Township Fire Department, at (740) 967-2976 to check availability of classes or to schedule a class for your specific needs.
Additional information on the training system we use can be found at the following website:
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Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
The Monroe Township Fire Department is an American Heart Association CPR training site. The Monroe Township Fire Department currently offers only the CPR Course for Healthcare Providers. The course covers Infant, Child, and Adult versions of CPR, AED, and choking. The course is approximately 3 hours in length. The cost is based on class size, and due to limited seating, you must be registered to attend this class.
These classes are held at the Monroe Township Fire Station, 186 East Coshocton St. Johnstown, Ohio.
Please contact Monroe Township Fire Department, Public Education at (740) 967-2976 to schedule a class for your personal or business needs.
All CPR Classes require advance registration. Classes are typically limited to 8 students providing for one-on-one instruction.
All course fees are paid directly to the instructor.
For more information, visit American Heart Association’s web site.