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.
A Public Meeting for voters was held on October, 24th. You can find the slides here: (Download PDF)
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.
The charts below show the 2023 projected income if Issue 25 passes, as well as the projected 2022 expenses. It is clear that the Township cannot contiune to pay employees with the current income.
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