The Covington Fire Department first began organizing in 1880 and has been providing fire protection in Covington since that time. In 1974 Covington Rescue Squad was formed to provide emergency medical service in the community. With the merger of these two organizations in January 2016, Covington Fire & Rescue became the new entity providing fire protection, performing rescue operations and administering emergency medical care. Covington Fire & Rescue is committed to fire and injury prevention and our members are actively involved in our community.
Covington Fire & Rescue Inc. is a 501 c3 non-profit corporation contracted for fire/EMS services. Our area of responsibility for fire & EMS covers approximately 36 square miles and includes the Village of Covington & Newberry Twp. We also provide fire coverage to Washington Twp. We also participate in AMAR (Automatic Mutual Aid Response), as well as area wide mutual aid agreements, assisting each other whenever the need arises. Covington Fire & Rescue members stand ready to assist you and we are proud to provide the highest levels of customer service.
We currently have 44 members consisting of volunteer firefighters and part-time Paramedics/EMT’s. The organization is led by the Fire Chief, Asst. Chief of Fire, Asst Chief of EMS, Captain, four Fire Lieutenants and one Lieutenant of EMS. The Fire Chief reports to the Board of Trustees.
Our current apparatus includes Engine 1- a 2016 Pierce Rescue/Pumper, Engine 3- a 2003 Pierce Saber Pumper/Tanker, Tanker 2- a 2006 Pierce Pumper/Tanker, Grass 8- a 2003 Chevy Grass Truck, Truck 4- a 2015 Chevy Utility Pickup Truck, Medic 51- a 2007 Medtec/International ambulance, Medic 52- a 1996 Mobile Medical Freightliner ambulance. Both ambulances are equipped as advanced life support units.
In July of 2017, the Covington EMS combined with the Covington Fire Department in this same facility and the facility at 1000 Dick Minnich Drive was sold. By merging into the complex at 801 E. Broadway St. allowed EMS services to have staff on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Training and providing quality service to our community is the primary focus for Covington Fire & Rescue, Inc. We continually strive to find new and better ways to improve services to the community.
Address: 801 E Broadway St, Covington, OH, 45318
Phone: (937) 473-2101 / Call 911 for emergencies
Below is a photo gallery consisting of historic images of the Covington Fire Department.
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