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Recently the Scioto Valley Fire District Board appointed a new fire chief and assistant chief to lead the department into the future. Earlier this year, the district board began accepting application...
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Part-Time Firefighter/EMT/AEMT/Paramedic The Scioto Valley Fire District will be accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Firefighter/EMT/AEMT/Paramedic. Pay Rates: Firefighter...
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The Scioto Valley Fire District will be accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Firefighter/EMT. Applicants must possess the following:Valid Ohio Driver’s LicenseMinimum of a valid...
Sunday, May 19th, 2019
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Last night our department held its annual awards banquet. This year we had several members receive years of service awards and also had a promotion of rank during the ceremony as well.With those years...
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District Hires New Part-Time Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief
Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

Recently the Scioto Valley Fire District Board appointed a new fire chief and assistant chief to lead the department into the future. Earlier this year, the district board began accepting applications for a part-time fire chief. The district had five qualified applicants apply for the position. On March 3rd, the board met and selected Brian Thomas to be the next chief of the Scioto Valley Fire District. Chief Thomas is not a new name to the district as he began his fire service career at SVFD in 1994 as a volunteer firefighter. Chief Thomas is currently employed full-time with Marion Township Fire as a Lieutenant on C-Shift. Brian has been with Marion Twp for 23 years. Chief Thomas is a well-known fire-service educator in Marion County, where he has trained many firefighters that currently serve in this county. Chief also holds certifications as a paramedic, fire instructor, fire inspector, EMS CE instructor, and many others. Chief Thomas currently resides in Upper Sandusky with his wife of 23 years, Annette. Brian and his wife have 2 children, Garrett and Alayna. We welcome Chief Thomas and look forward to the leadership he will provide the department in the future.

During the search for a new chief, the board decided to create the position of part-time assistant chief. All applicants for the position of the chief were eligible for this position as well and it was also made available for internal applicants that did not apply for the position of the chief. The district board with the recommendation of Chief Thomas choose to promote Lt. Josh Harper to the rank of assistant chief. Asst. Chief Harper has been with the Scioto Valley Fire District for 18 years. Chief Harper has also been the interim chief of the department from August 2021 till April 2nd of this year. Chief Harper’s primary responsibility prior to taking the interim chief’s position was to oversee the EMS division of the department since 2013 when the department started providing EMS. Chief Harper is currently full-time with Delaware County EMS as a lieutenant at Medic 10 on 1 Unit. He recently held the rank of assistant chief at the Northern Union County Fire and EMS District until stepping down after accepting the position with SVFD. Chief Harper holds certifications as a paramedic, fire instructor, and EMS CE instructor. Chief Harper currently resides outside of New Bloomington with his wife of 4 years, Terra. Josh and Terra, enjoy spending time with their dog Wyatt.

Please join us in congratulating our new chiefs and we look forward to the direction and the leadership they will provide for the men and women of the Scioto Valley Fire District.

District Hires New Part-Time Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief
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Recently the Scioto Valley Fire District Board appointed a new fire chief and assistant chief to lead the department into the future. Earlier this year, the district board began accepting applications for a part-time fire chief.
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Part-Time Firefighter/EMT/AEMT/Paramedic The Scioto Valley Fire District will be accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Firefighter/EMT/AEMT/Paramedic. Pay Rates: Firefighter/EMT: $11.00 Per Hour Firefighter/AEMT: $13.00 Per Hour Firefighter/Paramedic:...
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The Scioto Valley Fire District will be accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Firefighter/EMT. Applicants must possess the following:Valid Ohio Driver’s LicenseMinimum of a valid Ohio EMT-Basic Certification (Paramedic Preferred)Valid CPR CardMinimum of a valid Ohio Firefighter...
Sunday, May 19th, 2019
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Last night our department held its annual awards banquet. This year we had several members receive years of service awards and also had a promotion of rank during the ceremony as well.With those years of service awards we celebrated a special one this year.
Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
We had a busy year this year at SVFD. We finished 2018 with 265 runs. We had 237 runs in 2017 for an 11.2% increase in runs. 191 of our runs in 2018 were EMS related and in 2017 we had 141 for a 30.1% increase for 2018.
Monday, December 24th, 2018
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The Scioto Valley Fire District is pleased to announce that this year we were the recipients of a grant from the Aladdin Shriners to purchase equipment to aid in the care of pediatrics. This year we were awarded funds to purchase the HandTevy Pediatric Care System with bag and equipment and a McGrat...
Thursday, December 28th, 2017
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The Scioto Valley Fire District is pleased to announce the addition of a 2011 International Rescue truck.This addition will allow our members to expand our EMS capabilities. The Rescue is a combination unit.It has a compressed air foam system for fires, a fully stocked Advanced Life Support transpor...
Friday, November 10th, 2017
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On Wednesday evening, the Scioto Valley Fire District Board of Trustees voted to promote Assistant Chief Paul Kerr to the Rank of Chief. Chief Kerr has been with the department 22 years. In those 22 years, Paul has held the rank of Lieutenant, Captain, and Assistant Chief.
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We would like to congratulate Firefighter Reed Irey for completing and passing his Ohio Firefighter 2 Certification. Ohio Firefighter 2 is the highest level firefighter certification in Ohio. Reed has been a great person to have on the department and is very passionate about the fire service.
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We are proud to announce that the fire district has recieved a grant from Ohio BWC to purchase a Zoll Auto Pulse CPR Device. The auto pulse is an automated CPR device that when placed on a patient mechanically performs chest compressions at a high quality, returning 100% of blood flow back to the br...
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We would like to say congratulations to the following members who recently passed their Ohio Firefighter 1 Certification. Captain Bryan DuttonFirefighter Shawn ClarkFirefighter Shawn ConleyFirefighter Jeff McCormackFirefighter Reed IreyFirefighter Andrew "Rosco" EdwardsFirefighter Shawn Cr...
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We are excited to let everyone know that we have 7 Firefighters who are either furthering their certification or obtaining their first firefighter certification. The 7 firefighters are taking a Firefighter 1 class at Mt.
Sunday, April 12th, 2015
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We are are seeking new members for our department. We are in need of people who have a desire to help others. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and hold a high school diploma or equivalent. We provide Firefighter and either EMR or EMT Basic classes to our members.
Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
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We wanted to take the time to let our amazing taxpayers know that in late 2013 the Scioto Valley Fire District started responding to EMS Runs in the district. We currently have 11 EMS Certified members of our department: 4 Paramedics, 5 EMT's, & 2 Emergency Medical Responders.
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