The German Township Fire & EMS was established in 1966 serving communities across 48 square miles in both Clark and Champaign Counties. The department originated as a volunteer department and has grown to a totally paid department responding to nearly 2,000 emergency calls per year. The staff prides itself in delivering excellent services to the community. Serving today, protecting tomorrow.
German Township is an Approved Ohio State Continuing Education site for EMS Training. EMS Continuing Education is provided each month on the third Monday. The department is an American Heart Association Training Center providing both ACLS and CPR courses to the public. For Information regarding ACLS or CPR classes call 937-964-8994; please leave a message with your contact information.
German Township is continuously looking for new employees to join our department!
Fire training is conducted on the fourth Monday of each month. Training includes fire suppression, fire attack, fire ground operations, rope rescue techniques, water rescue procedures, and trench rescue operations.
We are Serving Today, Protecting tomorrow.
IT IS HEATING SEASON
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas that you cannot see, taste, or smell and because of this, it is often called the “invisible killer.” It is created when fuel-burning appliances, such as furnaces, wood-burning stoves, hot water heaters, and clothes dryers do not efficiently burn all the fuel they need to function. Malfunctioning parts, as well as accumulations of leaves, snow, and ice, can quickly cause toxic levels of carbon monoxide to collect inside of the residence. Young children process CO differently than adults, so they may experience more severe side effects and show signs of poisoning much sooner than adults in the same residence. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headache, nausea, and drowsiness. Families can mistake these symptoms for the early stages of influenza. Prolonged exposure to CO can cause mental confusion, unresponsiveness, and death.
German Township Fire & EMS now has a Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST). Karina Emory FF/AEMT, recently completed the certification program for technicians. Our department is offering Free child safety seat inspections at the station Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Those who would like to take advantage of this free service should contact German Township at (937) 964-1661 or (937) 964-8994 to schedule an appointment.
Congratulations to Karina Emory for being awarded the New Carlisle Rotary Club 2019 Firefighter/EMS Person of the Year.
German Township On Scene