Fire & Emergency Medical Services Department

Our mission at the Galion Fire Department is to protect lives and property from the adverse effects of fires, sudden medical emergencies and exposure to hazardous conditions. We will achieve this by developing, promoting and maintaining effective fire suppression and emergency medical care. We will continue to provide these quality services through education and training, to all who live, work, visit or invest here.


In addition to fire protection, the Galion Fire Department provides emergency medical services (EMS); hazardous materials response; trench, water, and confined space rescue; state fire code enforcement; and also participates in a variety of community projects including fire safety education and training, and charitable fundraising, such as MDA.

The Department participates in mutual aid as well as automatic aid with various surrounding cities and townships including Bucyrus, Crestline, Springfield Township, Jefferson Township, CJAD, and Morrow County EMS.


Currently, the department has 17 members including the Chief and Fire Inspector. All members are certified in both fire fighting and EMS - one of the only departments in Ohio to have a staff certified in both. There are 5 firefighters on each of 3 shifts that work 24 hours on duty and 48 hours off.

The department is headed by Fire Chief Phil Jackson who accepted the position in July 2011, after serving 16 years in the department.