Fire Safety Inspections
Miami Township's current fire station and administration facility, located at 225 Corry Street in Yellow Springs, has served the Township for over 60 years. The facility has inadequate space, is unsafe, and the existing configuration rules out renovation to meet modern standards and the emergency response needs of the Township.
On May 2nd, 2017 Miami Township residents will vote on a bond issue. The passage of this bond issue will allow the Township to build a new fire station at 1001 Xenia Avenue in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
The new station will be part of our community for many years to come, and has received overwhelming support from many Township residents and business owners. Not only will it be a home for the Fire Department, it will be a place we all can be proud of.
I support the Miami Township Fire Station Bond Issue because the need for a healthy and functional township facility is so great. The Fire and EMS services they provide to Miami Township residents and businesses are second to none and being able to operate from a modern facility where the equipment and people are safely and efficiently housed will only improve the already excellent service.
During the 1960's while a student at Antioch College I was a member of the student fire and rescue team; and learned first hand how essentially vital the women and men who serve with the Miami Township Fire and Rescue are to our community. They deserve our support and they deserve modern and the highest standards of emergency infrastructure.
My husband Alex is a firefighter. He loves his job and serving the community. But at the current station, he’s constantly exposed to diesel exhaust and the cancer-causing elements from fires. The Township needs a new facility to keep our firefighters safe, so they can continue protecting the community we love.
The current Station 81 was built in 1956, several years after the Yellow Springs and Clifton Fire Departments merged under the Miami Township Board of Trustees, with an addition constructed in 1981 (click here to see photos from the 1981 addition). At the time the station was built, the department responded to 18 runs per year, was staffed entirely by volunteers, and did not provide ambulance service. Today, the department is staffed by paid and volunteer members, provides advanced life support EMS, and in 2016, the department responded to 1,189 emergencies.
Please use the form below to ask any questions you have about the bond issue.