Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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General

If you’re having an emergency, call 911. If you need non-emergency assistance from MVFD, please call the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center non-emergency number 937-225-4357.
To discuss EMS Billing, you can call 855-626-9660.
Fire Hydrants in the Miami Valley Fire District are maintained by the municipality in which they are located. Please call either the City of Miamisburg 937-866-3303 or Montgomery County 937-781-2678 to report a problem with a Fire Hydrant.
At this time the Miami Valley Fire District does not offer CPR Classes. For CPR training, we recommend that you contact the American Red Cross at 937-222-6711.

At this time the Miami Valley Fire District does not offer car seat checks.  We  recommend that you install your seat to manufacturer specifications. For additional information, please visit the Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website. 

Fire Prevention

Montgomery County Building Regulations (MCBO) handles all building construction plan reviews for the jurisdiction of the Miami Valley Fire District.

The City of Miamisburg handles all building regulations within the City of Miamisburg and the Miami Valley Fire District comments on those plans.

You will submit 4 copies of your drawings to (MCBO) or (MIAMISBURG) and they will send copies to the Fire District for review and comments. This process may take up to (2) weeks or 14 business days. Please plan accordingly.

Montgomery County Building Regulations Website http://www.mcohio.org/build

City of Miamisburg Website: http://cityofmiamisburg.com

We request a Life Safety/Egress Plan with each submittal with detailed egress paths and egress lighting.

Yes – Separate Submittal- Separate Permit MCBO.

Yes – Riser Must Be Configured for Forward Flush Test

Yes – within 75’ of (FDC) Fire Department Connection, Otherwise a minimum of one hydrant within 400’ of every exit in the building.

Pit or on Building is Acceptable if in area where vehicular traffic is present. Bollards may be required. The FDC MAY NOT be placed inside a “Collapse Zone”.

We follow the current version of the Ohio Building Code (ICC) all applicable standards apply as per code and the fire department requests a “Life Safety Plan” for all assembly buildings showing in detail doors, hardware, egress paths, egress path lighting, fire extinguisher locations, and special hazards in the building.

Changes in the project are many times un-avoidable, that being said we cannot pass any inspection that does not match the approved plans. You MUST submit AS BUILT plans. Failure to follow this will result in an inspection fee of $50 that doubles with each successive inspection (per trade). These plans must be on site and have been reviewed and approved to pass an inspection.

Yes, each site plan should also include all the site information and the fire protection information (Hydrants – FDC Location – Pit Location) Fire Apparatus Turn Radii must be shown by using our fire apparatus sample Ladder 54 Turning Radii document on the web site. Your site plan should show all sides of the building that has access to motor vehicles. Remember all Fire Protection systems devices must be protected from vehicular traffic by bollards.

Yes, Knox Boxes are required for every business in Miami Township and the city of Miamisburg.

They can be ordered directly through Knox Box’s website – https://www.knoxbox.com/

Installation location should be near the sprinkler system access (if outside access) and near the front door if no outside access.

Mount the box about chest high off the ground and place a bead of caulk around the top of the box to limit water inside the box.

Alarm contacts for the boxes are not required but encouraged.

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