Fire-related Fire Department Responses
By Category and Year


Incident responses are those categorized as listed upon dispatch and/or as found.

Incidents listed in other jurisdictions do not indicate the number of incidents those jurisdictions had, rather, the number of times this agency responded to another jurisdiction.

Incident Type and Jurisdiction
20122013
2014
Weather Related - Vernon                       
16
14
10

Weather Related - Orangeville

1
2
0
Weather Related - Other
0
7
1
TOTAL WEATHER RELATED CALLS
17
23
11


Incident Type and Jurisdiction
20122013
2014
Brush/Grass Fire - Vernon                       
35
6

Brush/Grass Fire - Orangeville

0
0
0
Brush/Grass Fire - Other
0
2
2
TOTAL BRUSH/GRASS FIRES
3
7
8


Incident Type and Jurisdiction
20122013
2014
Vehicle Fire - Vernon                               
1
1
1

Vehicle Fire - Orangeville

0
0
0
Vehicle Fire - Other
1
0
1
TOTAL VEHICLE FIRES
2
1
1


Incident Type and Jurisdiction
20122013
2014
Motor Vehicle Crash - Vernon
2824
12

Motor Vehicle Crash - Orangeville

1
0
0
Motor Vehicle Crash - Other
3
0
1
TOTAL MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES
32
24
13


Incident Type and Jurisdiction
20122013
2014
Structure Fire - Vernon
8
4
6

Structure Fire - Orangeville

2
2
0
Structure Fire - Johnston
0
2
2
Structure Fire - Kinsman
5
2
3
Structure Fire - Hartford
4
1
4
Structure Fire - West Salem, PA            
2
6
6
Structure Fire - Other
7
2
6
TOTAL STRUCTURE FIRE ALARMS
28
19
27


FIRE PERSONNEL


George B. Snyder, Chief, FFII

Robert W. Shafer, Asst. Chief, FF-V


Todd Baxter, FFI

Brandin Hill, FFI

James Parrish, FFII

Jessica Waltemire, FFII

The fire department is made up of distinct components. The Division of Fire is responsible for fire suppression. This includes smoke investigations, initial suppression of fire, overhaul and recovery. It also includes assistance given such as water shuttles.


Each year, millions of dollars in fire loss occur and fire agencies nationwide battle to reduce those numbers. Some areas are staffed with full-time firefighters, while others have part-time and volunteers. Regardless of the employment status, as a general rule, firefighters across Ohio are trained to the same standards. Some in volunteer departments are trained to the 36-hour level, but most part-time firefighters and volunteers are trained at least to Firefighter I. All full-time firefighters, many part-time firefighters, and also many volunteers are trained to the highest level in Ohio: Firefighter II.


Our agency responds to various types of fire-related calls. Most people associate fire departments with the suppression of structure fires. However, departments respond to other types of emergencies including motor vehicle crashes, burning complaints, brush/grass/trash fires, vehicle fires, alarm activations, hazardous materials releases, and good intent/public service calls.

Division of Fire