The Damascus Fire Department Inc. is a department that takes pride in its ability to provide fire protection and full EMS services in a two county area (Mahoning and Columbiana). The Department provides fire protection for all of Goshen Township and the northern part of Butler Township. EMS services are provided to all of Goshen and Butler Townships communities. The Department runs over 500 calls annually.
The Department operates out of two stations, one on SR 534 in Damascus, one on Stratton Road in Goshen Township. Between the two stations, the Department is comprised of 29 members (19 firefighters, 4 paramedics, 12 EMTs, and 6 EMRs), most personnel have more that one certification.
Currently, the Department is lead by Chief Derek Day. In addition to the chief, the Department has one assistant chief, Tom Mather, one Captain, Shawn Mesler, and one Lieutenant, Mike Thorne.
The Department is always looking for new members. Those members of the community interested in joining can click on the Join the Department tab on the left side of the website.
The Damascus Fire Department has implemented a Open Burning Policy.
Please click on the files tab to download the policy.