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.
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.
Delhi Fire Department Betters its Protection Rating!
The Insurance Services Office (ISO), Inc. is a private company that collects data and evaluates information from each community in the United States that provides fire protection.
Some of these fire suppression areas are expansive areas covering hundreds of miles, like in the western and southwestern United States. Delhi Township, because of our proximity to Cincinnati and population density, is considered an urban department. As such we will now be eligible for re-examination every five years as opposed to every ten years under past guidelines.
ISO rates fire departments and fire districts on a 1 to 10 scale. 1 being exemplary and 10 meaning that a minimal level of protection is provided. This public protection class rating is then used by insurance companies to set premium rates for communities. The biggest reduction on premium rates is provided to businesses without sprinkler systems. Our reduction to a class 2 could mean a reduction of premiums for businesses of 4-7% depending on the insurance company used by the business.
Homeowners are urged to contact their insurance agent and ask if they are eligible for any premium reduction for Delhi’s protection class reduction to a class 2. ISO has advised us that all Delhi businesses and residents would see a reduction if we could somehow manage a class 1 rating in the future.
Please take the time to examine the report and call the fire station if we can answer any questions you may have, or visit the Insurance Services Office website for more information.