The Mason Fire Department is ready to respond to any type of emergency. In addition, the department conducts safety classes and inspections, and is always happy to answer your questions about emergency services. Please call the Administrative Office at 513.229.8540 to inquire about our programs.
The City of Mason Fire Department handles over 3,000 fire and medical emergency responses each year. The department has more than 60 fire and emergency medical personnel, including the fire chief, three deputy chiefs, administrative staff, fire inspector, and full or part-time firefighters. Firefighters are also trained as paramedics or emergency medical technicians (EMT's).
The department has 17 vehicles including 1 Quint (purchased in 1999), 2 pumpers, one 100-foot tower ladder, one heavy rescue/hazardous materials truck, 4 paramedic vehicles, 1 paramedic response car, 2 fire safety inspector cars and additional staff vehicles. These vehicles respond from one of the city's two fire stations. Dispatching is through the Warren County Emergency Communications and 9-1-1 Center, located in Lebanon, a city 10 miles north of Mason.
All firefighters are trained to the State of Ohio Fire Fighter Minimum Standards Firefighter Level 1. Many firefighters maintain advanced certifications up to the maximum firefighter certification of Firefighter Level II (240 hours).
Mason's emergency medical vehicles are staffed by a combination of emergency medical technicians (EMT's) and paramedics.
The City of Mason Fire Department is accredited by the State of Ohio Division of Emergency Medical Services to teach and certify EMT and paramedic continuing education classes.
The Fire Department is also responsible for fire prevention, public education, and inspections, with the fire safety inspector inspecting all City of Mason businesses at least once a year.
The City of Mason Fire and Police Departments maintain a cooperative Police and Fire chaplain's unit.
Fire Safety Services
The City of Mason employs a full-time fire safety inspector who enforces state and local fire codes in the city. The City of Mason Fire Department's goal is to work with businesses to ensure their continued success by minimizing losses through loss control and fire and emergency prevention. At least once a year, the inspectors visit all businesses in Mason to ensure that they provide a safe work environment and are in compliance with state and local fire codes. If and when violations are found, the owner/occupant is given notice to correct the items and is given an appropriate amount of time to make the changes to obtain compliance.
The fire safety inspector also works closely with the city's Engineering & Building Department to review plans for new subdivisions, buildings, and additions to existing structures. Their goal is to make sure these meet fire code regulations and are easily accessible for fire and EMS equipment, and to help ensure that all fire safety items are addressed prior to the start of construction.
A significant part of the Mason Fire Department's services is the public education programs. Fire related public education programs are provided for schools, civic groups, and businesses. These programs are taught by on-duty Fire and EMS personnel.
The Mason-Deerfield Fire Auxiliary is a non-profit support group made up of area residents whose mission it is to support the operations of the Fire Department. Although the Auxiliary is not a part of the Fire Department and operates under its own board of directors, the Fire Department and Auxiliary work hand-in-hand to support and aid the residents of the city.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
The Community Emergency Response Team is a citizen organization that is trained to help out in a disaster until professional responders can take over. Training is provided.
The mission of the City of Mason Fire Department is to enhance the quality of life of all those we serve. We will respond safely and quickly with trained, skilled, and compassionate members, and using the best available equipment, neutralize or reverse any situation of those in need. We will continue aggressive planning and response preparation, and will strive to prevent the need for our emergency services through education and community interaction. Our services shall be delivered by a dedicated family of members committed to exceeding the needs and expectations of those we serve ... anytime, any place, any need.
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