Fire Department

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Welcome to the Harlem Township Division of Fire

Thank you for looking in on us as we look after the community.

Today the fire department works to protect the township with 7 full time members, which is made up of the Fire Chief and 6 members. The Fire Chief works a typical 40-hour work week, in addition he also responds to emergencies when necessary. The fire department is staffed 24/7, 365 days a year with 2 full time members working daily on a 3-day rotating schedule. The full-time members are supplemented by one or two part-time members to complete the daily crew. Over the past couple of years, the division has responded to approximately 500 runs each year. In addition to firefighter qualifications, all members are minimally trained to the EMT Basic (EMT-B) level with just over half maintaining Paramedic (EMT-P) certification.

The department, like the township is a part of Delaware County, whom we've worked well with as well as a shared relationship with neighboring communities. We rely on each other for mutual aid during larger incidents and value teamwork.

The department's annual operation budget is solely dependent on our Fire Levy. We are grateful for the support of the residents when we do place a levy on the ballot. We wouldn’t be able to accomplish all we do without our residents backing us at the ballot.

I invite you to visit other tabs to learn more about the history of the department, the members of the department, the apparatus & equipment we use along with services we provide.

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Harlem Township
Division of Fire
3883 S. St. Rt. 605
Galena, Ohio 43021
(740) 965-2661 x1


Harlem Township residents are encouraged to participate in a new program available allowing you to register any medical or other special needs that you may have in your household. The program will allow fire and police responding to a residence to have important medical information available enroute to the scene.

Residents with special needs can log on to www.delcospecial to find additional information on the program and/or make an inquiry into the program. A representative from the fire department will contact you and make a home visit to gather all necessary information.