Fire Department


Delhi Township Fire Department is a professional organization committed to excellence in service to our community. The fire department has served Delhi Township since 1935.  A group of service minded citizens started the organization focused on providing fire protection from the ever present grass fires that occurred in the township at the time. They scratched together their resources to build a single bay station, purchase a fire pumper and hose.  In the first fifty years of its existence the community was contracted for service by volunteers and a few full time firefighters with Delhi Township Volunteer Fire Department Inc.  In 1986,  the Board of Trustees purchased the department from the private fire company and fire protection and EMS have been provided by the township ever since.  Over 80 years from its inception, what exists today is a far cry from its humble beginnings.

This 1918 Ahrens Fox was purchased by DTVFD in 1935 and served as the department’s first pumper.

 

Today’s fire service is driven by pre-hospital care and public health issues.  Over 80 percent of our calls for service are medical incidents.  We are committed to being a full service agency, that meets the needs of the citizens of our community for the 21st century.  This is accomplished by focusing on data driven programs that allow our department to efficiently and effectively mitigate risk and loss in the township.  Our strategy is simple: to evaluate the risk in Delhi Township and to proactively implement programs and solutions that reduce it.  We remain flexible and are driven to have good outcomes. Our promise to you, our customer is put in the simplest of terms:

 

“Protecting your Tomorrows Today”

The Fire Department responded to 3,363 incidents in 2017, marking a 5% increase in incidents over 2016. We are ranked sixth terms of run volume in Hamilton County.  We operate from three stations covering just over 10 square miles.  We continue to be a regional leader in emergency service and community risk reduction.