Our History

History of the Central Joint Fire – EMS District

In November of 2001, the voters of Batavia Township and Batavia Village were asked to vote on the issue of creating a Joint Fire District, which is allowed by Ohio Revised Code Section 505.375. The issue asked for voter support to form Central Joint Fire – EMS District and with overwhelming majority the District was created. Central Joint Fire – EMS District became official on January 1, 2002.

The District is governed by a five member Board of Directors. The Board consists of two township trustees, two village council members and a member-at-large from the community.

Prior to the District’s inception, northern Batavia Township and the Village of Batavia were protected by Batavia Township Fire and Rescue Department; southern Batavia Township was covered by BMOP Volunteer Fire Company, Incorporated.

Currently all of Batavia Township and Batavia Village is protected by Central Joint Fire – EMS District. The District is one of the busiest fire departments in Clermont County responding to over 4,600 calls for service each year. District protection is provided by two fire stations utilizing full-time and part-time staff.