Ohio Township Fire Department has two distinct yet tightly integrated divisions – an administrative division and an operations division.
The operations division of the fire department is lead by the fire Chief. The Chief oversees the department operations when it comes to operating on incident scenes and maintaining the training of the department. The Chief is at the top of the chain of command. The chain of command is very important to the operations of the department and provides a clean direction, lines of communications and accountability for everyone involved in the chain.
Under the chain of command system, each level only reports to one supervisor. Firefighters report to a Captain, who then reports to a Battalion Chief, who reports to the Assistant Chiefs, who are responsible to the Fire Chief.
Teamwork is the foundation of our success – during an emergency and back at the station. Before you can become a good leader, you need to learn to be a good follower. Knowing and understanding how you fit into the chain of command will be one of the most important lessons you can learn. Know your position and play it well.
You will receive a copy of our current organizational chart – or chain of command – during your new recruit orientation.
The administrative division handles the business side of the fire department. Since Ohio Township Fire Department is anonprofit organization that is contracted to provide fire, rescue and EMS response by the Ohio Township Trustee, we operate and run as 501(c)(3) organization. The corporation is comprised of shareholders who gain voting rights after they have served a year of service as a firefighter on Ohio Township Fire Department. The corporation is led by a board of directions, including a president, a vice-president, a secretary and a treasurer.
The Board of Directors main duties is to keep the Operations Division funded and equipped, as the Operations Division sees fit, to best serve the residents and visitors of Ohio Township.
Duties of the Administrative Division include:
- Contract negotiations to provide fire, rescue and EMS services
- Liaison between the Operations Division and the township government
- Ensuring compliance with the 501(c)(3) nonprofit status
- Conducting monthly shareholder meetings
- Acting as the disciplinary over-site and review committee
Have Business Experience?
Since our corporation operates what is essentially a multi-million dollar entity with 50+ “employees” the demands on the Board of Directors is great. For
We have determined for us to be able to grow to meet the needs of the area, we must change the ability of our corporation. This is where you can help. We realize being a firefighter isn’t for everyone, but everyone wants to help in some way. We are currently looking for local business professionals, accounting personnel and people with legal and corporate experience to help with the Administrative Division.