Fire Department History

In September of 1928 a hand full of residents and business owners saw the need for fire protection. The Champion Heights Fire Department INC. was established as a subscription private company. In 1933 the department was turned over to the Champion Township Trustees due to mounting cost and the Champion Township Fire Department was born. In 1955 a full time Fire Chief was hired and by 1965 the department had manning 24 hours a day. EMS service was added in the mid 1970, with paramedic service being added in 1982. Today due to the rise in our call volume we are staffed 24/7 with four personnel who man nine apparatus. The call volume in 1929 was 15, and in 2010 we responded to just over 1,700 alarms. Champion Township fire Department is an I.S.O. Class 6/9.