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Mission Statement

We will provide an appropriate, safe, and professional response to fire, medical and environmental emergencies. We are dedicated to minimizing the loss of life and property through suppression, rescue, code enforcement, and educational programs.

Department Profile

The Monroe Township Fire Department was founded on April 1, 2000 when Monroe Township took over the Johnstown Volunteer Fire Department, Inc at the private fire department’s request.

The Monroe Township Fire Department (MTFD) is a combination fire department. That means our staff consists of full-time, Intermittent (part-time), and volunteer personnel. Staffing consists of 19 full-time firefighter/paramedics including our Chief and approximately 20 intermittent personnel.

Eighteen of our full-time firefighter/paramedics are assigned to a 24/48 work schedule. This allows us to assign six firefighter/paramedics to work each 24 hour shifts. After working a 24 hour shift, these firefighters have two days off. This schedule causes these firefighters to work a 56 hour workweek on average. In addition to the four full-time firefighter/paramedics assigned to each shift, our goal is to have two intermittent employees on duty as well. This staffing model allows us to achieve our goal of having six fully trained firefighters available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Volunteers provide a valued augmentation to these staffing levels. By having six personnel on duty, the Monroe Township Fire Department can staff three ambulances or two fire trucks to meet the needs of the community.

The MTFD fleet consists of a compressed air foam system (CAFS) Quint equipped with with a 75’ aerial ladder and a 2000 GPM pump, a 1500 GPM engine/rescue equipped with Hurst eDRAULIC rescue tools, and a 2000 gallon tanker equipped with a 1000 GPM pump. Additional apparatus consists of three advanced life support ambulances, a grass fire truck, a utility truck, and a command vehicle.

The Monroe Township Fire Department responds to approximately 2000 runs each year, of which approximately 80% are EMS and the remainder are fire/rescue responses. The number of responses continues to grow with increases to the population and new commercial development.

ISO ratings for MTFD service areas range from a 2 for areas covered by hydrants, to either an 8b, 9, or 10 for areas not covered by a hydrant. Contact your local insurance provider to determine your specific rating.

Areas Covered

Our Department services a total of 68 square miles. The MTFD provides fire suppression, rescue, prevention/inspection, and EMS services to all of Monroe Township including the village of Johnstown. Additionally, the MTFD serves Jersey Township north of Worthington Road, a portion of New Albany that includes the site of the new Intel facility, Liberty Township (except for the southwest quadrant), and the northeast corner of McKean Township (see below for a map of our service area). In addition to fire suppression and EMS, the Department also provides hazmat responses to all of Licking County on an as needed basis.

Johnstown sits in the northwestern part of Licking County and due to our location we provide mutual aid to many neighboring departments. We provide aid to departments located in Licking County, Franklin County, Delaware County, and Knox County.


Upon request, Department members can also provide fire safety presentations, fire extinguisher training, CPR training classes to local residents and businesses. Please review this website for additional information on how to take advantage of these training courses.

Fire Extinguisher Training

Have you ever used a fire extinguisher? Do you know the different types of fire extinguishers and if it will work on your fire? Allow the Monroe Township Fire Department to instruct you in proper fire extinguisher use through the use of our BULLEX extinguisher training system.

This class includes a lecture with questions and answers, and a hands-on opportunity with a fire extinguisher training unit. This course is open to residents, civic groups, and any Monroe Township businesses.

All classes require advanced registration. Classes are limited in size. Please contact Monroe Township Fire Department, at (740) 967-2976 to check availability of classes or to schedule a class for your specific needs.

Additional information on the training system we use can be found at the following website:

CPR Classes

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

The Monroe Township Fire Department is an American Heart Association CPR training site. The Monroe Township Fire Department currently offers only the CPR Course for Healthcare Providers. The course covers Infant, Child, and Adult versions of CPR, AED, and choking. The course is approximately 3 hours in length. The cost is based on class size, and due to limited seating, you must be registered to attend this class.

These classes are held at the Monroe Township Fire Station, 186 East Coshocton St. Johnstown, Ohio.

Please contact Monroe Township Fire Department, Public Education at (740) 967-2976 to schedule a class for your personal or business needs.

All CPR Classes require advance registration. Classes are typically limited to 8 students providing for one-on-one instruction.

All course fees are paid directly to the instructor.

For more information, visit American Heart Association’s web site.