Every firefighter on staff at RCFD, is trained to the Firefighter II level per State of Ohio standards. The rigorous training ensures that all staff is trained to the highest level available via state standards. Each firefighter is required to obtain a minimum amount of continuing education training hours (54) each three-year cycle to meet the strict mandates set forth by the Ohio Department of Public Safety in order to maintain their certification. These requirements not only provide an excellent foundation, they also offer the necessary continuing education to maintain a high level of expertise throughout a firefighter’s career.
Through November 2019, the department has responded to 279 fire calls for service. Of those calls, 156 have been in Hebron/Union Township, and the remaining were mutual aid to Heath, Buckeye Lake, West Licking, Licking Township, Millersport, Thorn Township, Newark and Granville. We often receive automatic and mutual aid from those agencies throughout the year as well.