Prior to forming the Fire District, Miamisburg and Miami Township operated separate Fire Departments including budgets, stations, apparatus, equipment, and staffing.
In August of 2011, the governmental bodies of the City of Miamisburg and Miami Township chose to combine efforts in providing fire and EMS services in order to achieve a cost savings and the elimination of redundant services.
Chief Brandon Barnett was sworn in as the new Fire Chief on February 10, 2022—replacing Matthew Queen, who retired June 25, 2021.
The Miami Valley Fire District purchased a 2016 Rosenbauer Ladder Truck at a cost of $1,107,622. Ladder 54 is a dual purpose apparatus, serving as both an aerial ladder and rescue unit.
The new fire district became operational utilizing members from the two former departments. The fire district operates from five (5) emergency response facilities geographically located to aid in quick response for the needs of the community. Currently, the fire district operates four (4) engine companies, one (1) truck company and five (5) Advanced Life Support (ALS) EMS units.
A five (5) member Board of Trustees was selected as the governing body for the fire district. The governing body is comprised of one elected official from both the Township and city; one resident from both the township and city and a fifth member chosen by the members of the board.
The governmental bodies of the City of Miamisburg and Miami Township chose to combine efforts in providing fire and EMS services in order to achieve a cost savings and the elimination of redundant services.
The Steering Committee recommends to both City and Township Officials that the Fire District be created under Section 505.371 of the Ohio Revised Code.
A Steering Committee was formed to research and analyze the feasibility of combining EMS and Fire Service for Miamisburg and Miami Township.