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.
A Steering Committee was formed to research and analyze the feasibility of combining EMS and Fire Service for Miamisburg and Miami Township.
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.
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.
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 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.