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Coverage Area

The primary area of coverage is the Village of Crooksville; Harrison Township, Bearfield Township and Clayton Township in Perry County; and York Township in Morgan County.


Fire personnel are all volunteer; and the EMS personnel are part-time, paid employees. The EMS personnel provide 24-hour paid coverage.

There are 20 volunteer firefighters and 15 of the firefighters are cross-trained in emergency medical services. In addition, there are 16 EMS personnel.


The officers of the department are:

  • Fire Chief Ralph Hill
  • Assistant Chief Dyrall Newlon
  • Fire Captain Cody Ketcham
  • Fire Lieutenant Dan Rodgers
  • Lieutenant Brian Watts
  • Lieutenant Aaron Norris

Annual Number of Runs

The department averages 1600 EMS runs per year and 220 fire runs per year.

Fire Department Equipment

Fire Department equipment includes:

  • Two Advanced-Life-Support (ALS) Ambulances
  • One Engine
  • One Engine/Rescue equipped with Jaws of Life
  • One 2000-gallon Tanker
  • One Brush Truck
  • One Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) equipped with grass and brush fire capabilities
  • One boat

Contact the Fire Department

Crooksville Fire Department - Engine 211
Crooksville Fire Department - Engine 213
Crooksville Fire Department - Tanker 214
Crooksville Fire Department - Brush Truck 215
Crooksville Fire Department - Utility Task Vehicle
Crooksville Fire Department Building
Crooksville Fire Department Building