Announcing the Closure of Refugee-Canyon FD
Recently, the elected officials for the Village of Hebron and Union Township signed a joint resolution to dissolve the fire district. As such, it is with great sadness that I must announce that on the morning of Tuesday, August 16th at 12:00 AM, the Refugee-Canyon Joint Fire District will cease to provide all services to the community. This includes, but is not limited to: all emergency & non-emergency calls for service; fire prevention activities such as plan reviews, fire inspections, public education, and fire investigations; all community outreach, and more.
Though the RCFD will no longer be considered your fire department, those who live, work and visit the Village of Hebron and Union Township will not be left unprotected. Both elected bodies have selected the West Licking Joint Fire District who, at the date/time referenced above, will begin providing all of these same services we once provided. In addition, the Hebron fire station will continue to be staffed around-the-clock with firefighter/paramedics who will be ready to assist you. Click on their logo below for more information.
Please note that while all fire/EMS staff will no longer be employed by the RCFD after the transition date, Fiscal Officer Melissa Tremblay will be retained as an employee to facilitate the final steps necessary to dissolve the organization. Her contact information, which will be valid after the transition date, is provided below.
Lastly, on behalf of all who have provided service to those who live and work within the Village of Hebron and Union Township, whether it be while serving with the Refugee-Canyon Joint Fire District or the Hebron Fire Department, we would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve you. Your new fire department is a quality organization with sound leadership and well-trained personnel. In fact, many West Licking firefighters were once a Hebron or Refugee-Canyon firefighter at some point in the past. We kindly ask that you please support their mission in all ways possible and provide them grace as they begin adapting to their new response area.