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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.

End of Services Provided by Refugee-Canyon
Beginning of Services Provided by West Licking

Click the image above to visit West Licking’s website.

Fiscal Officer Melissa Tremblay

ADDRESS(Mailing & Physical)
Union Township Complex
C/O: Refugee-Canyon FD
1380 Beaver Run Road SE
Hebron, OH 43025

(740) 808-3147


The November meeting will be held on November 16,  2022 at 4:00pm at the Union Twp building on Beaver Run Road

Our Mission

The Refugee-Canyon Joint Fire District is dedicated to protecting life and property by providing a compassionate, professional level of safety services that adapts to the needs of the community. Our goal is to provide these services efficiently and effectively, while continuously maintaining the highest level of honor and integrity.

Those who have the privilege of identifying themselves as a Refugee-Canyon Firefighter do so ethically and morally. Only by serving in this manner may the Refugee-Canyon Joint Fire District receive the faith and trust it needs to perform our duties with the highest regard to our community, our fellow firefighters, and ourselves.


Our Department

Under the direction of Interim Fire Chief Ryan Wyse, Refugee-Canyon Joint Fire District provides fire and emergency medical services for the Village of Hebron and Union Township in Licking County, Ohio. The Fire District is the primary service provider for all fire, ems, rescue, and haz-mat responses for over 6,000 residents within a 41 square mile area. In addition, it’s demographics increases the demand for safety services as a result of the increased number of commuters, vacationers, and workforce that visit the area.

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Fire Board Meeting 11 August 2022

Present Members: Mr. John Campbell, Vice-Chairman Mr. Kenney Nauer, Member Mr. Randy Wolf Present Staff: Ryan Wyse, Interim Fire Chief

Fire Board Meeting 14 July 2022

Present Members: Mr. Jeff Sharps, Member Mr. Kenney Nauer, Member Mr. Randy Wolf Mr. Paul Rutter, Member Present Staff: Ryan

Fire Board Meeting 23 June 2022

Present Members: Mr. Jeff Sharps, Member Mr. John Campbell, Vice-Chairman Mr. Randy Wolf, Member Mr. Paul Rutter, Member Mr. Kenney