Truro Township - Fire Department
6900 East Main Street - Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
(614) 866-7391 Fax (614) 866-6861

Truro Township's Division of Fire provides fire fighting and emergency medical services to the City of Reynoldsburg, the Village of Brice, and Truro Township, in east central Franklin County with an approximate population of 32,000 residents.

The Department has 36 full-time officers and firefighters, and 6 part-time firefighters. Of the 42 members, most are Paramedics. There are also 5 full-time and 3 part-time fire and EMS dispatchers. Full-time fire personnel work a shift of 24-hours-on and 48-hours-off shift, with 10 people assigned to each shift. Part-time personnel help supplement the shifts.

Truro Township Fire Department responds to approximately 5,000 emergency runs each year. The department has three paramedic vehicles and four fire engines. The first out engine has the equipment to handle EMS runs.

Truro Township Fire Department maintains mutual aid and automatic response agreements with area fire departments, such as Columbus, West Licking, Jefferson Township, Violet Township, Madison Township, Mifflin Township, and Whitehall. This agreement allows each department in the area to receive additional help when needed.

The departmentís Fire Prevention Bureau along with making fire inspections, is responsible for fire education. More than 4,000 children attend classes each year. The Fire Safety Trailer is taken to each school in the fall. This gives the children a chance to see what it is like to escaped from a smoke-filled room. The fire Prevention Bureau also works with children in the Youth Firesetters Program.

The Truro Township Fire Department provides extensive training for its personnel, which is given during each of the three shifts. More than 2,000 hours of training were delivered during these shifts last year. Captain Steve Hein directs the department's training. Firefighters' training covers new procedures along with continued emphasis on the basics, such as pulling hoses from the engine truck, putting up ladders, flowing water from the engine truck, advancing hose lines inside a building, and wearing and using air paks correctly. Members of the department participate in education programs that the Ohio Fire Academy offers. These training programs are designed to help firefighters advance from lieutenant to fire chief.

Any organization that would like a presentation on fire safety, CPR instruction, First Aid, etc. should call the Truro Township Dire Department at 866-7391.