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pictureContact Information:

Please contact Fire Administration with any questions concerning Beavercreek Township Fire Department and its operations.

Beavercreek Fire Department Headquarters
851-A Orchard Lane
Beavercreek, Ohio 45434
Phone: 937.426.1213
Fax: 937.426.8780


Beavercreek Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Should you have questions or require additional information, please feel free to contact Trish Gustafson at 426-1213 option 5 or ext 2006.

Open Burn Guidelines

Can I have a bon fire or burn leaves, tree branches or brush?


Yes and No.The Beavercreek Township Fire Department (BTFD) enforces the Ohio Fire Code's (OFC) Open Burn Guidelines which regulate what can and cannot be burned in the City of Beavercreek and Beavercreek Township. The BTFD has put together the following summary of Ohio's Open Burn Guidelines.

Recreational fires (cook-outs) are permitted in both the City of Beavercreek and Beavercreek Township. Recreational fires cannot be larger than 3 feet in diameter and a maximum of 2 feet in height and can only burn for a maximum of 3 hours. This type of fire does not require a permit.
Ceremonial fires (bonfires) are also permitted. Examples of ceremonial fires are flag decommissioning, Boy Scout ceremonies, etc. These fires may be a maximum of 5 feet in diameter and a maximum of 5 feet in height and can only burn for a maximum of 3 hours. This type of fire does require a permit from the fire department.

There are a few regulations you should be aware of for any type of open burn:

  1. Only use clean, dry wood for the fire.
  2. Never burn yard waste (grass, tree limbs, leaves, etc.), garbage, furniture, asphalt shingles, construction waste, tires, plastic, or dead animals.
  3. The burning of materials containing rubber, grease, asphalt, liquid petroleum products, plastics, or building material is prohibited.
  4. Have a means to extinguish the fire close by (garden hose, fire extinguisher, or bucket of sand or dirt).
  5. Have adult supervision at all times.
  6. Make sure the area around the fire is clear of all combustibles and that the open burning is no closer than 25 feet to any structure for recreational fires and 50 feet for bonfires (ceremonial fires). Fires in containers (warming fires) shall be a minimum of 15 feet from a structure.
  7. Open burning shall be prohibited when an air alert, warning, or emergency is in effect.
  8. Fire pits and charcoal grills do not generally fall under the category of an open burn. However, only clean wood or charcoal should used in a fire pit or grill.
  9. Also, contact the Beavercreek Police/Fire Dispatch before you start burning at 937-426-1211.

Also, be aware that even if your fire is within the legal limits, there are still some instances where the fire department will ask you to extinguish the fire. Those instances include if smoke from a fire is bothering a neighbor or creating a roadway hazard.

Another type of legal open burn requires a permit from the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency (RAPCA). These types of fires are generally termed “vegetation burn off”. They can be used to clear overgrown vegetation, for agricultural management, or for fire prevention measures. The regulations for obtaining these types are permits are solely determined by RAPCA. They can be contacted at 937-225-4435.

Any type of fire that does not fall within the above guidelines is considered an illegal open burn. If the fire department determines that a fire is illegal, they will either ask you to immediately extinguish the fire or they will extinguish it for you. Multiple offenses by the same property owner will result in the fire department turning that person in to RAPCA. This can result in citations and fines.

Feel free to have a cook-out in your back yard this summer. Just be aware of and follow the regulations. Also, be aware of the weather conditions. If it is a windy day, it is not a good idea to start a fire. The wind can blow the flames to nearby vegetation or a building and quickly cause a small fire to become out of control. Open burning of any kind is prohibited on air pollution advisory days. Make sure that you are aware of your surroundings as well. If your neighbors are close by, it’s a good idea to let them know you will be having a cook-out. Let them know when and for how long, and also ask them to let you know if the smoke bothers them.

If you have questions about whether your fire is permitted or not, contact the Beavercreek Township Fire Department at 937-426-1627 or email at


pictureBeavercreek Township Fire Department allows for students of EMS and Fire Academies the ability to ride along on calls. If you are interested in riding along during a shift, please contact:

Fire Administration
Michele Grogean
851 Orchard Lane, Suite A
Beavercreek, OH 45434
(937) 426-1213 ext. 6001


  • Blue or black pants
  • White polo style shirt
  • Black sturdy shoes or a sturdy boot/tennis shoe (no open toed shoes)
  • Must view our HIPAA Video
  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Schedule ride-along with the Office Manager at 937-426-1213 ext. 6001
  • Sign ride-along waiver
  • Ride-along hours are between 0700-2200
  • Safety glasses (fire department has some to borrow if needed)


Below is the coverage area of Beavercreek Township Fire Department.


Please contact Fire Administration with any questions concerning Beavercreek Township Fire Department's coverage areas and its operations.

Beavercreek Fire Department Headquarters
851-A Orchard Lane
Beavercreek, Ohio 45434
Phone: 937.426.1213
Fax: 937.426.8780

Car Seat Inspections

The Beavercreek Township Fire Department offers complimentary child car seat inspections and installations by appointment only.
Please call the Beavercreek Township Fire Adminstration Office at 937-426-1213 for more information on how to make an appointment.

Car Seat Safety for Babies Under 2

As a parent you want to keep your baby safe. By using the right car seat the right way on every ride, you can help keep your baby safe on the way.
Here are the top tips to follow when using a rear-facing car seat. Keep your baby rear facing for as long as possible.

Top Tips

  • For the best possible protection, keep your baby in a rear-facing child safety seat in a back seat for as long as possible - up to the height or weight limit of the particular seat. The "12 months and 20 pounds" rule that many parents cite when turning their child forward-facing in the car is actually the minimum size and age requirement for that change. New recommendations suggest that children remain rear-facing to age 2.
  • Keep a baby rear-facing in a convertible seat until he or she reaches the maximum height or weight allowed by the manufacturer. For many children that will be 30, 35 or even 40 pounds. Many kids will be over age 2 when they reach that weight. Rear-facing occupants are safest.
  • Use your baby’s car seat rear-facing and semi-reclined to no more than 45 degrees, so the baby’s head stays in contact with the seat and the baby’s airway stays open. Read the car seat instructions.
  • Make sure the buckled harness straps that keep your baby properly positioned and secured in the car seat fit snugly. Loose harness straps don’t provide maximum protection. Be sure the harness is tight enough that you cannot pinch webbing at the shoulder.
  • Position the shoulder straps through the slots at or below your baby’s shoulders.
  • Adjust the chest clip to armpit level.
  • Use either the car’s seat belt or LATCH system to lock the car seat into the car. Do not use both systems at the same time.
  • Your car seat should not move more than one inch side to side or front to back. Grab the car seat at the safety belt or LATCH path to test it.
  • Every car seat has an expiration date. Generally, it is six years from manufacture. Many have the expiration date stamped on the seat. Contact the manufacturer of your specific seat to find out what its expiration date is.
  • Never buy a used car seat if you do not know its full history. Never use a car seat that has been in a crash. Avoid seats sold at flea markets or yard sales or online.
  • Do not use any products that did not come from the manufacturer in or with the car seat. Car seat fabrics meet strict fire safety codes.
  • Add-on toys can injure your child in a crash.
  • Find the frontal airbags in your vehicle by checking the owner’s manual. Never put a rear-facing car seat in front of an active frontal airbag. Children are always safest in a back seat.
  • Have your car seat checked by a currently certified child passenger safety technician to make sure it is properly installed.
  • Never leave a child alone in a vehicle - not even for a minute.

Car Seat and Booster Seat Safety for Little Kids

Top Tips
Top Tips on properly installing and using forward-facing car seats for children:

  • Use a rear-facing car seat for as long as possible.
  • Use a forward-facing car seat correctly and until the harness no longer fits (convertible or combo seat) in a back seat every time your child rides in a car. Many harnesses today serve kids to 50, 60, 80 or even 100 pounds.
  • Use the car seat with a harness that's right for your child's weight and height. Children are weighed and measured at every doctor's visit, so be sure to keep track.
  • Put forward-facing harnesses through the slots so they are even with or above the child’s shoulders. Some seats require use of the top slots when the seat is forward-facing, so check instructions.
  • Be sure the buckled harness is tight, so you cannot pinch extra webbing at the shoulder.
  • Adjust the chest clip to armpit level.
  • Use the car’s safety belt or LATCH system to lock the car seat into the car. Do not use both at the same time.
  • Your car seat should not move more than one inch side to side or front to back. Grab the car seat at the safety belt path or LATCH path to test it.
  • Use a top tether if both your vehicle and car seat are equipped. Tethers limit the forward motion of your child’s head in a crash.
  • Have your car seat checked by a currently certified child passenger safety technician to make sure it’s properly installed.
  • Do not allow children to play with seat belts. Treat them as you would any rope or cord.
  • Be sure all occupants wear seat belts correctly every time. Children learn from adult role models.
  • Restrain all children in age- and weight-appropriate child restraints when in a car with the motor running. That will limit access to power windows. Never leave children unattended in a vehicle.
  • If you have a heavier or taller child, find a car seat with a harness that fits larger children. Some seats hold children up to 80 or even 100 pounds.
    • Take the next step to a booster seat when you answer “yes” to any of these questions:

      1. Does your child exceed the car seat’s height or weight limits?
      2. Are your child’s shoulders above the car seat’s top harness slots?
      3. Are the tops of your child’s ears above the top of the car seat?

      Click HERE for basic car seat guidelines.
      Read more here on up to date car seat recall information.
      You can also read more here on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

CPR and First Aid Classes

Community CPR/AED Classes

We teach American Heart Association (AHA) CPR with AED for all age groups. We offer routine Community Heart Saver classes for all residents and businesses within the Beavercreek Community. Children are welcome to take the class too as long as they are strong enough to do chest compressions. We also teach Healthcare Professional (HCP), and First Aid classes for adults and pediatrics based on demand. Call to be put on the waiting list.

Times: Beavercreek Residents and non-residents are welcome to attend Heart Saver CPR classes held on the fourth Saturday of each month (except May & December) from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Unfortunately, we do not offer group classes to businesses outside of Beavercreek.

Location: The CPR classes are held in the basement of the fire station in the training classroom (Fire Station 61, 2195 Dayton Xenia Road in Beavercreek). Parking is at the west end of the building. Follow the steps down from the parking lot and the classroom is to the right once you enter the doors.

Cost: The class and the 2-year certification card is $25.00 (checks only made out to Wright State). Once classes are completed all paperwork is turned into our training center, Wright State University. Certification cards get mailed out shortly after processing the paperwork. Certification cards are usually obtained within a few weeks (4-6 weeks) of the class. We accept checks or money orders only please.

The NEW 2018 CPR Schedule is now ready. Click the "Click Here" link below to choose the class that is best for you.
To register for a Heartsaver CPR class Click Here
There are no December classes.
All monthly classes we offer are capped at 12 students to avoid needing another instructor on hand. This keeps the instructor-student ratio low, and cost minimized.

Healthcare Provider CPR Certification (for Healthcare Providers only)

The American Heart Association has an online Healthcare CPR course that you can complete on your own time. Anyone needing skills tested for the Part II session of the on-line HCP test are welcome. Please call the Fire Administration Office at 937-426-1213 to schedule.

Click Here to take the "HeartCode BLS" online CPR course. You can schedule your skills check with us when you finish the course. The cost for the skills check is $10 (checks only made out to Wright State). No cash please.

Any classes we offer outside of the monthly class will be coordinated through one of our four instructors with the approval of the EMS Chief.
Once classes are completed all paperwork is turned into our training center, Wright State University. Certification cards are usually obtained within 4-6 weeks after the class.

First Aid Classes

Beavercreek Township Fire Department offers First Aid classes to Beavercreek businesses and citizens in classes of 10 or more students. If you are interested in scheduling your business or group for a First Aid class, call the Beavercreek Township Fire Department Administration at 937-426-1213 ext. 6001.

Our CPR and First Aid certifications are with the American Heart Association which is a two year certification.

Reflective Address Signs

Reflective House Signs
Help us find you when it counts the most!

Sponsored by: The Beavercreek Township Fire Department Auxiliary
Cost: $15 to BTFD Auxiliary (cash or check)
Size: 6”W x 18”L, with 3” high reflective numbers on both sides
The signs are pre-drilled for easy mounting, and are visible for some distance at night.
Call the Beavercreek Township Fire Department Adminstration Office at 937-426-1213 to have an order form mailed to you or click on the link below for a .pdf of the order form.


Residential Knox-Box Loan Program

What is a Knox-Box? Well, a Knox-Box is a rapid entry system which allows secure emergency access for property owners and fire departments. When a fire breaks out or there is a medical emergency, a Knox-Box product allows for immediate entry into buildings and properties without forced entry damage or delay.

The residential Knox-Boxes purchased for this program is designed to be installed overtop a resident’s front entry door. When installed, an extra key for the front door (provided by the resident) is inserted into the Knox-Box. The Fire Department will then secure the Knox-Box with a unique key. Only the Beavercreek Township Fire Department has this key, and it is securely located in the Department’s fire and medical apparatus. If an emergency arises, the responding crews are notified of the presence of the Knox-Box and are then provided permission to use the key.

The program is also designed to allow Fire Department personnel to access residents that are not exposed to fire safety messages in the community. As Fire Department personnel interact with the participants in the program, the personnel can promote general fire safety education including; Home Fire Safety Checklists, Smoke Detector installation and operation, Carbon Monoxide monitoring, etc.

The program will be open to all residents of the City of Beavercreek and Beavercreek Township. However, due to the limited quantities of Knox-Boxes provided by the grant (50), priority will be given to the senior citizens of the community and those persons with special needs. All Knox-Boxes purchased for the loan program are property of the Beavercreek Township Fire Department. As residents participating in the program no longer need the Knox-Box, Fire Department personnel will retrieve them and place them back into inventory (for future distribution).

If you are interested in information on the Residential Knox-Box Loan Program or information on purchasing your own Residential Knox-Box, please contact Krissi at the Beavercreek Senior Center 937-426-6166 or Randy Grogean at the Beavercreek Township Fire Department 937-426-1627 or email at

Disposal of Expired Prescription Medications and Sharps

Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them? Click on these links to read what you can do:
How to Dispose of Unused Medicines
Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know

The Coalition has identified several types of safe disposal programs for self- injectors. Instead of placing sharps in the trash, self-injectors are encouraged to use any of these alternative disposal methods:

  • Drop Box or Supervised Collection Sites
  • Sharps users can take their own sharps containers filled with used needles to appropriate collections sites: doctors' offices, hospitals, pharmacies, and health departments. Services are free or have a nominal fee. Check with your pharmacist or other health care provider for availability in your area.
  • Mail-Back Programs
    Sharps users place their used sharps in special containers and return the container by mail to a collection site for proper disposal. This service usually requires a fee. Fees vary, depending on the size of the container. Check with your health care provider, pharmacist, yellow pages, or search the Internet using keywords "sharps mail back."
  • At-Home Needle Destruction Devices
    Several manufacturers offer products that allow you to destroy used needles at home. These devices sever, burn, or melt the needle, rendering it safe for disposal. Check with your pharmacist or search the internet using keywords "sharps disposal devices." The prices of these devices vary according to product type and manufacturer.

    Click the link to find out more information: Best Way to Get Rid of Used Needles and Other Sharps