Non-Emergency: (419) 892-2020
Fax: (419) 892-2567
Chief Chris Niswander
Cell: (419) 571-8176
Mailing Address: 43 S. Union Street
Lucas, OH 44943
We, the members of the Monroe Township Fire Department, working together as a team, will strive to offer the most professional service achievable to the residents and visitors of our Township. We strive to reach this goal by training and equipping ourselves to be proficient in all aspects of our duties.
We operate out of one station located at 43 South Union Street in the Village of Lucas. While the station itself has taken many different forms since 1885, the latest is the current addition of a new building to house all of our apparatus. This building is connected to the old station which will serve as offices, storage and training areas. After several years of frugal spending we were able to finally give ourselves enough room to properly house and maintain our equipment, which will enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department. No additional tax revenue was sought or used for this project. We simply put off spending to replace certain items of equipment that we felt we could make last, in order to make this project a reality. By mid-2016 the former station will house, in addition to Fire/EMS operations, the offices and meeting area of the Trustees and Fiscal Officer.
In December of 2015 the Board of Township Trustees, in an effort to streamline services, voted to have Emergency Medical Services (EMS) be handled by the Fire Department, as opposed to having two separate stand-alone entities. The Fire Department created an EMS Operations Division within its organizational structure and the vehicles and equipment from the former EMS Department were transferred into the inventory of the Fire Department. Several Fire Department personnel were members of both departments and some who were members of just the EMS department applied to become members of the Fire Department, and were accepted. The Fire Department is working hard to make sure this new area of responsibility grows in effectiveness and efficiency for the citizens that we serve.
|Apparatus:||Year & Model||Pump Size/ Tank Size||Function|
|Engine90||1988 Ford F350||350gpm/150 Gallon||Brush Fire Response|
|Engine91||2009 KME International||1,500gpm/750 Gallon||Pumper / Rescue|
|Tanker93||2004 KME International||750gpm/2,000 Gallon||Pumper / Tanker|
|Tanker94||2009 KME International||1,500gpm/2,500 Gallon||Tanker|
|Engine92||1993 Sutphen Custom||1,250gpm/1,000 Gallon||Reserve Pumper|
|Squad91||2002 Ford/Wheeled Coach||Squad|
|Squad92||1992 Ford/McCoy Miller||Squad|
|Chief 91||Chris Niswander||Fire Chief||Firefighter 2 / Fire Instructor|
Haz-Mat Tech / Medic
|Chief 92||Wes Martin||Asst Chief||Firefighter 2 / Asst. Fire Instructor|
Haz-Mat Tech / Medic
|Officer 91||Nick Blubaugh||EMS Division Supervisor||Firefighter 2 / EMT-B|
|Officer 92||Nick Hammett||Fire Division Supervisor||Firefighter 2 / Fire Instructor|
|Officer 93||Jason Littleton||Fire Division/Asst. Supervisor||Firefighter 1 / EMT-B|
|Officer 94||Rob Dent||EMS Division/Asst. Supervisor||Firefighter 1 / EMT-B|
|9101||Brad lawhord||Firefighter 1A|
|9106||John Moritz||Firefighter 1A|
|9107||Christopher Byod||Firefighter 1A|
|9110||Austin Young||Firefighter 2 EMT-B|
|9112||Dean Beal||Firefighter 2 EMT-B|
|9113||Dalton Dennison||Firefighter 1A|
|9114||Jake Mott||Firefighter 1A|
|9115||Toby Viers||Firefighter 2 / Haz-Mat Tech / EMT-B|
|9116||Ken Allen||Firefighter 1A / EMT-B|
|9117||Alexis Williams||Firefighter 1A / EMT-B|
|9119||Matt Volz||Firefighter 1A|
|9120||Brad Fisher||Firefighter 1A|
The fire department is in need of volunteer members to add to our ranks. If you are 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED, with a clean driving record, no criminal history, and have a desire to serve your community, we are accepting applications.
Volunteer firefighters are provided State of Ohio Certification training, as well as ongoing training. This is a perfect opportunity to gain entry-level experience toward a career in the fire service or to simply help your neighbors and community.
Volunteer firefighters get a per-call reimbursement annually to help offset the costs of fuel, etc., of responding to calls. We also supply all personal protective equipment and certain uniform items.
We strive to update our procedures and training to meet the current fire service standards and to provide good working, learning and family environment. If you have the desire and think you have what it takes, we look forward to your application.
To apply: Call the Firehouse @ (419) 892-2020 or Chief Niswander @ (419) 571-8176 or Feel Free to stop by the firehouse during any of our regularly schedule training sessions which are held every Thursday evening at 7:00 PM (except holidays.)