Fire & EMS

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The Fire and EMS Division fire protection district includes Worthington, Sharon Township, Perry Township, and the Village of Riverlea. (Do you live or work in our district?) Our three primary service delivery categories are operations, EMS & community risk reduction, and administration. Examples of specific services are planning and readiness, fire suppression, rescue, EMS, hazardous materials response, fire prevention, inspections, fire investigations, and public education. The division is staffed with 40 full-time and 10 part-time personnel. 


The "101" on our apparatus, crew and equipment represents our unique fire station designation within central Ohio for all incident responses. This is both a critical means of maintaining emergency scene accountability and a source of internal pride in our heritage.

Core Values

  • We conduct ourselves in a professional manner both on and off-duty. This professionalism creates pride in and ownership of our individual performance, our division, and our city.
  • We do our job with the highest level of integrity.
  • We earn the trust of our coworkers and the people we serve. We constantly work to keep this trust intact. 
  • We choose courage over comfort. We choose what is right instead of what is easy.
  • We collectively gain fulfillment knowing we earned the desired outcome.
  • We have compassion for everyone we encounter.
  • We respect each other and the people we serve, but most importantly we respect ourselves.
  • We derive satisfaction from working at this Division of Fire and EMS.

Records Requests & Permits

If you are in need of a copy of an EMS or fire report, inspection or investigation reports, permit application, or any other Division of Fire & EMS related records, please call the Fire administrative line at 614-885-7640.

Interested in Becoming a Worthington Firefighter?

We employ part-time and fill-time firefighters and encourage interested individuals to maintain a current position on the National Testing Network site. All announcements about job openings will be made at the City of Worthington jobs page.

International Association of Firefighters

The bargaining unit for the full-time firefighters is Worthington Professional Firefighters Local 3498.

Emergency Alerts

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