Granville Township Fire and Emergency Medical Services
The Granville Township Fire Department (GTFD), is operated by the Granville Township Board of Trustees. The GTFD serves Granville Township including the Village of Granville and Denison University. It also serves portions of McKean Township and Union Township under a contractual agreement. The Department is funded by Granville Township fire levies (4.8 mills) as well as contract fees from McKean and Union Townships.
Casey Curtis, a 20+ year career firefighter/paramedic, is the Granville Township Fire Chief. The GTFD is staffed with a combination of career, intermittently scheduled, and volunteer members. Paid staffing is scheduled to maintain four personnel on duty at all times, twenty-four hours a day. There are currently ten career firefighter/paramedics, with three new full time career firefighters starting in January 2018, thanks to a three year SAFER grant, plus twenty four intermittent firefighter/paramedics, and ten volunteer firefighter/EMTs and paramedics. Two additional “peak time” positions (weekdays from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm) are covered by an additional 5-6 part-time firefighter/paramedics to support the peak time demands when volunteers are typically not available. Fire code enforcement is handled by a part-time fire inspector working under the direction of the Fire Chief.
The Department fleet consists of a 1500 Gallons-Per-Minute (GPM) Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) pumper, a 1200 GPM rescue/pumper, a 93-foot aerial platform, and an 2000 gallon tanker. Additional apparatus consists of two advanced life support ambulances with power cots, grass truck, UTV and one staff vehicle.
The GTFD operates from a single facility at 133 North Prospect Street in Granville. The fire station was constructed by the Village of Granville in 1972, and is leased to the Township at ten year intervals for one dollar per year. Granville Township also owns the structures at 133 and 135 East College Street, adjacent to the fire station, which are used as department offices and dormitory facilities. Plans for a new modern Fire Station to be built on S. Main St. are in process, with completion expected in late 2019 or 2020.
2015 Station Replacement Feasibility Study:
In 2015 the Board of Township Trustees hired Moody Nolan Inc. to conduct a feasibility study to determine if a new modern fire station could be built on the current stations site. The new station must be able to meet the communities needs well into the future. On January 12, 2016, Moody presented it findings during a special meeting of the Township Trustees.
[Click here] to link to a copy of their report.
2010 Public Safety Complex Study:
In late 2010 the Board of Township Trustees engaged the services of a consulting engineering firm to study possible locations for a new fire station based upon distribution of emergency runs and future needs. The study was expanded to cover the possible creation of a Public Safety Complex to include the Village of Granville Police Department. [Click here] to link to a copy of this study which has just been released. The study is a 4MB file which may take a short period of time to download.
133 North Prospect, Granville OH 43023
Business Phone: (740) 587-0261
Emergency calls: 911