Fire Department

Todd Owens
Fire Chief
1000 Market St.
Reading, OH 45215
513-842-0072 fax


The Reading Fire Department provides a full range of services to more than
11,000 people in the City of Reading and Village of Arlington Heights including fire suppression, emergency medical services, specialized rescue, hazardous materials response, and other emergency responses.

In addition, the department provides public education, fire prevention and educational programs to all ages within the city and village.

The department also conducts fire inspections, fire sprinkler and alarm plan reviews and fire investigations.

The RFD’s 14 career personnel, 6 part-time personnel and 18 paid on-call personnel protect life, property, and the environment in pursuit of the Department’s mission and vision.

The department provides staffing for one ambulance, one paramedic unit and engine company in station 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, utilizing a combination of full-time, part-time, and paid-on-call staffing. Call backs are utilized to request additional personnel to respond back to the station for fire assignments and multiple EMS or fire calls.

If there is ever any concern or question about our services, please do not hesitate to contact us at 513-733.5537.

The Department consists of three Divisions: Operations Division, Emergency Medical Services Division and the Fire Prevention Bureau.