Division of Fire

A Message from Chief Moore

Preston Moore-7851Welcome to the City of Whitehall Division of Fire. The Whitehall Division of Fire provides fire, rescue, and EMS services for both the City of Whitehall, with a population of 21,100 encompassing a little over 5.2 square miles, and automatic response districts with the City of Columbus and all of its suburbs.

The Division of Fire is dispatched by the Metropolitan Eastside Communications Consortium. It is a collaborative joint effort by six agencies to provide the service. Because it is a joint venture, we have access to technology we never could have afforded alone.

The Division of Fire provides a multitude of services for the citizens of Whitehall besides emergency fire, rescue, and EMS services. Because of our community roles and the realities of today’s world, the Division of Fire is involved regionally with Homeland Security and its planning. The Division of Fire prides itself in being involved in the community through the many events in which we participate. 

The division, in conjunction with other city services, educates the city’s kindergarten students every year with a Safety Town program. This program includes "Stop, Drop and Roll", "E.D.I.T.H." (Exit Drills In The House), "Tools are not Toys", and "Firefighters are Your Friends". Other educational opportunities the division participates in are tours at the firehouse and the Grads Program at Whitehall Yearling High School.

Future plans for the Division include developing strategic goals for the next ten years and finding ways to meet those goals while not increasing the financial burden to the taxpayer.

Everyday our personnel try to serve our citizens as best as possible. We strive to meet the community’s needs and try to make a difference. If you have a suggestion or comment for our division, please contact me directly. 

Mission Statement

To provide professional fire protection, emergency medical services, and risk reduction in order to protect the lives and property in our community.

Vision Statement

We will provide industry-leading service to our community through accountability, growth, innovation, and development.

Values Statement

Integrity, compassion, empathy, courage, teamwork, and commitment.