City of Ashland Fire Division



Ashland Fire House
274 Cleveland Ave

Ashland, Ohio  44805

Richard Anderson
Fire Chief

Sally Strine
Administrative Assistant



 Our Mission Statement 
To be a community leader in life safety and property conservation through dedication, training, and education



 The Ashland Fire Division is led by Fire Chief Rick Anderson. The Division provides emergency fire, medical, and rescue services to the City of Ashland and two contractual townships, Milton and Montgomery both located in Ashland County. Our total coverage area is approximately 62 square miles. We currently operate out of one centralized fire station located at 274 Cleveland Avenue. In 2019 the division ran 4341 alarms, 84.4% of these were medical related while 15.6% were fire/rescue related alarms. Dispatch for the Ashland Fire Division is handled through the Wooster-Ashland Regional Council of Governments (WARCOG)

The Ashland Fire Division is made up of 37 uniformed personnel and 1 administrative assistant. Administrative personnel work Monday through Friday while shift personnel work a 24/48 rotating schedule. 

Current Roster

Organizational Chart


From the Chief's Desk    Statistics    Public Education     EMS Billing

Updated 2-2020   


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Open Burning Regulations 

Open Burning is restricted by the Ohio Revised Code, Ohio EPA, and Local Ordinance. Please reference below for further information. Questions please contact the Fire Department.

ORC 1503.18 Regarding kindled fires

ORC 1307:7-7 Section 307 Open burning, recreational fires, and portable outdoor fireplaces

City Ordinance - Opening Burning

Ohio EPA - Burning Regulation