Fire Department

Heath's Fire Department has been serving the community and Licking County since 1951. The combination department protects Heath's 12.5 square miles with a staff of 16 full-time firefighter/paramedics, including Chief Warren McCord, and a volunteer firefighter/EMTs with various certifications. In addition, the department operates under the county's Mutual Aid Agreement, providing assistance to all other fire departments in Licking County.

The Heath Fire Department operates a three-platoon system working 24 hours on and 48 hours off. Each shift is assigned a captain, lieutenant, and three firefighter/medics. Heath Fire/EMS responds annually to about 2,400 calls for service. Always striving for improvement, Heath currently has an ISO (insurance) rating of 5. In addition to Fire and EMS services, departmental activities also include fire inspections, fire prevention, industrial and commercial fire safety training, a junior fire-setter program, and community CPR training.

Heath's two fire stations house two structural engines, a rescue pumper, three medium-duty ALS medic units, a 100' SkyArm aerial platform, a 4x4 utility truck, and a command vehicle. Heath also houses Licking County's HazMat Truck #2, a specialized Class B Foam Trailer with concentrate and application equipment, and the Licking County Rescue Team Trailer.

Two permanent property tax levies compliment the department's income tax based funding. In addition, the Heath Fire Department implemented an EMS Billing Program in October of 2006 wherein program revenues are returned to the City's General Fund

warren mccord

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