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Palmyra Township Fire Department
Image 3956 State Route 225
Diamond, Ohio 44412
Phone: 330-654-4098 Ext. 301
Fax: 330-654-4973
Fire Chief Mark Garvin
Phone: 330-654-4098 Ext. 112
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The Palmyra Township Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1953 to provide fire protection services to the Residents of Palmyra Township. Since that time, the Fire Department has grown providing Fire and Emergency Medical Services to the community. The days of sharing the same pair of boots are over with the Palmyra Township Volunteer Fire Department,  now using state of the art technology in its fire and emergency medical services, training, and everyday operations.

 Today, the fire station is considered to be a combination fire department.  This means that the fire department has paid personnel that staff the station during the hours of 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday.   During unstaffed hours and when off duty personnel respond to the station for an alarm, they are considered "paid on call".  The fire station is staffed with two people, one of which is a firefighter/paramedic and the other at least a firefighter/EMT–Basic.  Our fire department staff consists of 1- Firefighter/Emergency Medical Responder, 8- Firefighter/EMT-Basics, 2- Firefighter/Advanced EMT's, 4- Firefighter/Paramedics, 6- Firefighters, 1- Advanced EMT and 2- Junior Firefighters. We are continuously looking to increase our volunteer staff. Stop by for a free blood pressure check or just to say hello. We always enjoy giving a tour of your station and equipment or just visiting with the community members. We are always here for our community, and not just in the time of need.

Palmyra Township Fire Department works closely with its neighboring fire departments and communities. Depending on the type of alarm, other fire departments may be dispatched at the same to respond and assist (this is called auto-aid). We also respond to assist many neighboring fire departments when they request assistance (this is called mutual-aid).

The Palmyra Township Fire Department is actively looking for programs that will benefit the community. In August of 2005 we started an active participation in the File of Life Medical Access Program. With this program, residents fill out a medical form stating medical conditions, both past and present, and current medications so in the event of an emergency, the fire department can find this information and get you the help that you need.

 
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