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Issue 25

On November 8, 2022, Miami Township residents will vote to approve an additional 3.5mil fire department staffing levy.

The Greene County Auditor estimates the cost to property owners to be $122.50 per $100k of appraised property value per year.

MTFR has traditionally been a primarily volunteer fire and EMS department. In line with national trends and despite the department's efforts at recruitment of community members, the number of volunteer firefighters and EMTs has declined at the same time that demand for services has increased, resulting in a need for paid career and part-time personnel.

Issue 25, a 3.5 mill levy, will maintain current staffing at your fire department to ensure adequate availability of emergency response personnel to Miami Townships residents, visitors, homes, and businesses.

The failure of Issue 25 will result in the layoff of firefighters and EMS providers, dangerously low staffing levels, and a decrease in the availability of emergency responders in our community.

Help protect your community by voting Yes on Issue 25.

Miami Township Fire-Rescue

Miami Township Fire-Rescue provides fire protection, rescue, emergency medical services, fire prevention, and public education to the approximately 7,500 residents and over 1 million annual visitors to Miami Township, eastern Bath Township, Yellow Springs, and Clifton.

The graphs below show that volunteers have been declining while call volume has been increasing over the years.

Frequently Ask Questions

The Township will have to reduce how many Paramedics, Firefighters, and EMS are working at a time. This reduced staff would not allow for two medical calls simultaneously. It would also not enable fire crews to enter a structure in case of fire until mutual aid arives.

MTFR is a part-time/full-time department, with supplemental volunteers.

There are three 24-hour shifts; A, B, and C shifts. Each shift is 24 hours and begins and ends at 7 am. Part-Time Staff works either 12 or 24 hours every 6th day. Full-Time Staff works a 24-hour shift and then gets 48 hours off.

Part time EMT's are currently paid between $12.48-$14/hour with supervisory EMT's being in the $14 range.

There are currently 5 active voluneers on the department.


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