Fire Department


Paul Wright

Paul Wright

Fire Chief

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro

Assistant Fire Chief

Julee Nies

Fire Department Customer Service Representative

Fire department staff is made up of nine full-time firefighter/paramedics, one fire marshal and thirty part-time firefighter/paramedic/EMTs.

The department staffs the fire station with dedicated and professional personnel 24 hours per day at the Safety Center at the corner of Montgomery and Hopewell Roads.

This station houses two advanced life support (ALS) ambulances, one rescue pumper, one fire engine, one quint fire truck and one support/hydrant maintenance vehicle. Current emergency response volumes are approximately 1,300 fire and emergency medical calls per year.

Would you like to be a part of an elite team of trained community superheroes ready to help with the safety of the community?

The City of Montgomery’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program engages citizens to be prepared to help themselves, their families and their neighbors in the event of a disaster.

If you have questions or happen by the station someday, stop in and say “Hi!” and our fire fighters will be happy to give you a tour of the station. Be Safe!

Contact Us

Montgomery Safety Center
10150 Montgomery Road
Montgomery, OH 45242

Phone: (513) 985-1633

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Community Emergency Response Team

The City of Montgomery’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program engages citizens to be prepared to help themselves, their families and their neighbors in the event of a disaster.

CERT team members will learn to:

  • Identify and anticipate hazards
  • Reduce hazards in the home and workplace
  • Extinguish small fires
  • Assist emergency responders
  • Conduct search and rescue
  • Set up medical treatment areas
  • Apply basic medical techniques
  • Help reduce survivor stress
  • Take Initial control and scene assessment
  • Interface with first arriving responders

Citizens recruited to join the CERT team will be trained to respond to disasters, participate in drills and exercises with the opportunity for additional training.

During a disaster or incident, emergency service personnel may not be able to reach the community right away.  With training in CERT, residents will have the skills to help emergency responders save lives and protect property.

CERT training takes about 24 hours (broken down into several classes) to complete.  This training provides critical skills in emergency preparedness and response.  Upon graduation, participants are mobilized and expected to respond in the event of a disaster.

For more information please contact Ryan Wesseling at 985-1633.

CERT Application

In 95% of all emergencies, bystanders or victims provide the first immediate assistance to the scene.

Fire Extinguisher Training

fire extinguisher use

A simple way to remember the steps in using an extinguisher is PASS.

P = Pull (the pin)
A = Aim (the nozzle)
S = Squeeze (the handle)
S = Sweep (the base of the fire)

The Fire Department offers a fire extinguisher training program to local businesses and employers. The class consists of a training video on the different stages of fire and the different types and classes of extinguishers. This is followed by personal instruction coupled with hands-on training. A small flammable liquid fire is extinguished by each participant at the conclusion of the class.

We encourage everyone to have at least two fire extinguishers in their home, one near the kitchen and one in the garage. During our home fire safety and security visit we can help select mounting locations and provide helpful hints on the selection, use and upkeep of your extinguishers.

Extinguishers are rated by the size and type of fire they are designed to put out. The use of the wrong extinguisher can cause a fire to spread and become worse or may cause injury to the user. A multi-purpose ABC type extinguisher can be used safely on the vast majority of fires that may occur around the house.

Stop by or call the fire department for some helpful advice before you purchase a fire extinguisher for your home, car or business.