Fire & EMS

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The Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division provides emergency response for Worthington, Sharon Township, Perry Township and the Village of Riverlea. Services include fire suppression, rescue, EMS and prevention / inspections. The division is staffed with 38 full-time firefighters. 


The "101" on our apparatus, crew and equipment represents our unique fire station designation within Franklin County, Ohio, for all incident responses.


The mission of the organization includes emergency response to fire, medical, rescue, chemical and weather-related emergencies; building safety inspections; reviewing plans for new and remodeled buildings; public education and emergency management.

EMS Week May 15 - 21, 2022

Fire department face shield donationThis National EMS Week, please join us in thanking and celebrating the members of the Worthington Division of Fire and EMS for their hard work and dedication to the Worthington community.

The third week of May each year is designated as National EMS week. Worthington currently has a team of 33 full-time and eight part-time firefighter/paramedics, as well as six emergency medical technicians who answer emergency calls for medical service. Last year our crews responded to just over 3,400 calls for emergency medical service.

Recently, to assist first responders, the Division implemented a new electronic patient care reporting software, which helps in the continuum of care from on-scene treatment, to transport, to the hospital. New software and training has also led to improvements in the treatment of heart attack patients. In addition to the required continuing education and training, many members complete additional training well in excess of the requirements. Please take a moment to thank these first responders for their expertise and professionalism.