The Monroe Township Fire Department was formed on April 1, 2000 when the Monroe Township Board of Trustees took over the Johnstown Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. The JVFD had a long and distinguished history of providing excellent service to the Johnstown area. The Monroe Township Fire Department has worked to build upon this legacy of service over the past 10+ years. Average minimum on duty staffing has increased to six firefighters a day, emergency responses have increased significantly, and response times have dramatically improved.

Safety Inspections

Commercial Business Inspections
All commercial businesses within Monroe Township are inspected annually. We provide this as a service at no cost to you. By identifying potential threats in these commercial locations, we are mitigating the potential risk to business property, business employees, and patrons while complying with Ohio Fire Code regulations. All new commercial businesses within Monroe Township are required to file for a Building Permit with Licking County.
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Home Inspections
Monroe Township Fire also offers home inspections at no cost to you. These inspections address the requirements by the State of Ohio if your home will be used to provide babysitting services, or if you plan on serving as a foster/adoption home.
Please call our fire station at (740) 967-2976 if you wish to schedule an in-home inspection.


Public Education
CPR classes
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
The Monroe Township Fire Department is an American Heart Association CPR training site. The Monroe Township Fire Department currently offers only the CPR Course for Healthcare Providers. The course covers Infant, Child, and Adult versions of CPR, AED, and choking. The course is approximately 3 hours in length. The cost is based on class size, and due to limited seating, you must be registered to attend this class.
These classes are held at the Monroe Township Fire Station, 24 S. Oregon St. Johnstown, Ohio.
Please contact Monroe Township Fire Department, Public Education at (740) 967-2976 to schedule a class for your personal or business needs. All CPR Classes require advance registration. Classes are typically limited to 8 students providing for one-on-one instruction.
All course fees are paid directly to the instructor.
For more information, visit American Heart Association’s web site.

Fire Prevention
Each year the Monroe Township Fire Department conducts on-site fire prevention and safety exercises at our area elementary schools. We provide students the opportunity to see the inside of a Medic transport vehicle, examine a firefighting truck and its associated equipment, and give students the opportunity to see a fire fighter in full protective gear including their SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus). Students are lead through a stop-drop-and-roll exercises and taught the importance of staying low when exiting a house that has smoke. This fire prevention educational exercise has historically always been a big hit with the Johnstown Elementary students and faculty.

Fire Prevention Mission
To protect the lives and property of our citizens, visitors, and firefighters through effective code enforcement by reviewing land development and building plans; inspecting buildings, tenant processes, and fire and life safety protection systems; and evaluating public/private water systems for effective fire protection.

Currently, under the leadership of Chief Dudley Wright, the full-time staff and other personnel who are all certified State of Ohio Fire Safety Inspectors, are responsible for meeting three primary objectives:
• Inspect occupancies according to state and local codes
• Maintain a continuous correction for all fire code violations
• Complete requested plan reviews within 10 working days
For More Information Contact:
Chief Dudley H. Wright
Monroe Township Fire Department
(740) 967-2976 Office
Rules for a Bonfire/Cooking Fire

Fire Extinguisher Training
Have you ever used a fire extinguisher?
Do you know the different types of fire extinguishers and if it will work on your fire? Allow the Monroe Township Fire Department to instruct you in proper fire extinguisher use through the use of our BULLEX extinguisher training system. This class includes a lecture with questions and answers, and a hands-on opportunity with a fire extinguisher training unit. This course is open to residents, civic groups, and any Monroe Township businesses.
All classes require advanced registration. Classes are limited in size. Please contact Monroe Township Fire Department, at (740) 967-2976 to check availability of classes or to schedule a class for your specific needs.
Additional information on the training system we use can be found at the following website:

25 E. Main St 
P.O. Box 431 
Alexandria, Ohio 43001
Phone: (740) 924-2211            
Fax: (740) 924-5454

Fire Chief Steve Scovell
Proudly serving our citizens friends and neighbors in and around
Alexandria, St. Albans Township, and Liberty Township

St Albans Township Fire Department
The St Albans Township Fire Department located at 25 E. Main Street in Alexandria offers 24-hour per day Fire & EMS coverage for the community.

The department maintains a staff roster of approximately 45 part-time employees who work traditional 24 hour shifts to provide coverage to St Albans Township, Alexandria, and part of Liberty Township.  

The department started as the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department in the 1900’s and has slowly transitioned into a township operated organization with paid staffing.  All of the employees also work full-time and part-time at other central Ohio fire departments.

Monroe Township Fire Department
The Monroe Township Fire Department was founded on April 1, 2000 when Monroe Township took over the Johnstown Volunteer Fire Department, Inc at the private fire department’s request.

The Monroe Township Fire Department (MTFD) is a combination fire department. That means our staff consists of full-time, Intermittent (part-time), and volunteer personnel. Staffing consists of 13 full-time firefighter/paramedics including our Chief, approximately 20 intermittent personnel, and approximately 10 volunteers.

Twelve of our full-time firefighter/paramedics are assigned to a 24/48 work schedule. This allows us to assign four firefighter/paramedics to work each 24 hour shifts. After working a 24 hour shift, these firefighters have two days off. This schedule causes these firefighters to work a 56 hour workweek on average. In addition to the four full-time firefighter/paramedics assigned to each shift, our goal is to have two intermittent employees on duty as well. This staffing model allows us to achieve our goal of having six fully trained firefighters available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Volunteers provide a valued augmentation to these staffing levels. By having six personnel on duty, the Monroe Township Fire Department can staff three ambulances or two fire trucks to meet the needs of the community.

The MTFD fleet consists of a compressed air foam system (CAFS) Quint equipped with with a 75’ aerial ladder and a 2000 GPM pump, a 1500 GPM engine/rescue equipped with Homatro rescue tools, and a 2000 gallon tanker equipped with a 1000 GPM pump. Additional apparatus consists of three advanced life support ambulances, a grass fire truck, a utility truck equipped as an air supply truck, and a command vehicle.

Mission Statement
We will provide an appropriate, safe, and professional response to fire, medical and environmental emergencies. We are dedicated to minimizing the loss of life and property through suppression, rescue, code enforcement, and educational programs.

Contact Information:
Emergency calls for fire and EMS dialed within Licking County should be made to: 911

Use 911 for any medical emergency, auto accident, fire, or other occasion when you need a fire truck or ambulance to come to your location. Be prepared to stay on the line with a dispatcher as they gather information pertinent to the incident.

Emergency calls dialed from outside Licking County should be made to:
This enables your call to be routed to the proper dispatch station without delay.

Dialing 911 from an area outside of Licking County can potentially delay a response by emergency crews. Remember that if you are calling from a cell phone you need to let the dispatcher know that you need to be connected to the Licking County 911 dispatch center.

Non-Emergency calls should be made to the Monroe Township Fire Department Business Line

Office 740-967-2976
Fax 740-967-5334

Fire Chief:
Dudley H. Wright
Office 740-967-2976
Fax 740-967-5334

Mailing Address:
Monroe Township Fire Department
P.O. Box 567
Johnstown Ohio 43031-0567

Physical Address:
Monroe Township Fire Department
24 S. Oregon Street
Johnstown Ohio 43031-1200

Webpage Contact:


Dudley H. Wright, OFE
Fire Chief

Chief of the Monroe Township Fire Department since the year of its inception in 2000, Chief Wright holds a B.A. degree from Denison University, is a graduate of the Ohio Fire Executive program, and has completed numerous courses at the National Fire Academy. Chief Wright is State of Ohio certified as a professional firefighter. paramedic, fire safety inspector, and fire instructor. Chief Wright has also completed training to serve as a hazardous materials technician and arson investigator.
Chief Wright began his fire service career in 1989 at the Granville Fire Department where he also served as chief for four years. Chief Wright also worked for the Mifflin Township Fire Department before being hired as Monroe Township’s first fire chief.
Chief Wright is an active leader in the fire service. He serves as the vice-chairman of the Firefighter & Fire Safety Inspector Training Committee for the State of Ohio. He serves on the Licking County 911 Steering Committee and is a past president of the Licking County Fire Chiefs’ Association. He also serves as a member of the National Fire Protection Association’s Committee for Firefighter Professional Qualification.

Chief Wright resides in Monroe Township.
Chief Wright welcomes your comments and questions. He may be reached at 740-967-2976 or irechief@monroetownship.net

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