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Fri. Dec 30th 2016
Members Finish Fire School

The Big Walnut Joint Fire District would like to recognize Asst Chief Alan Grossman, Firefighter Heather Grossman, Firefighte...

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Fri. Dec 30th 2016
BWJFD Firefighter Finishes Fire School

BWJFD Firefighter Jason Vanhoose successfully completed the Firefighter I & II from the Delaware Area Career Center. Cong...

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Fri. Dec 30th 2016
BWJFD buys new trucks

BWJFD was able to purchase and new Ford F350 brush unit and a new engine from Sutphen Corp

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Big Walnut

Joint Fire District

 The Big Walnut Joint Fire District is an all volunteer Fire Department serving the citizens of Morrow County, Ohio. We are your family, friends and neighbors who will be there for you in your time of need.
"BWJFD" responds to structure fires, grass and wildfires, auto accidents and responds with Morrow County EMS on emergency medical calls. It covers 75 square miles in south east Morrow County, with 12 miles of Interstate 71, and approximately 6800 residential population.
Our Firefighters are state certified Firefighters, trained in American Heart CPR and First Aid. Many of us are career Firefighters and Paramedics elsewhere in Central Ohio. We are many other occupations such as mechanics, prison guards, police officers, students, etc.
We operate with a fleet of 6 emergency vehicles out of 2 fire stations, Station 39-1 in Marengo and Station 39-2 in Chesterville. Serving the Villages of Marengo, Chesterville, the Townships of Harmony, Bennington and Chester since 1971.

Shared Services Proposal-2016
Click the above title to download a copy of the strategic plan that involves Chester, Harmony Townships and the Village of Chesterville.




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Do you or a loved one need smoke alarms installed in your home? Click on the link below to register to have Big Walnut Firefighters come to your home and install brand new smoke alarms FOR FREE.

This program is for EVERYONE.

As of December 2016, we have protected over 100 homes with smoke alarms in our community!


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When moments count, make it easier for EMERGENCY personnel to find your residence.

Stop by or call us today to order your house number sign. Just give us your name, contact number and the numerics of your address. The cost of the sign is only $12a.

We are located at 4600 State Route 229, just east of Marengo




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Big Walnut Joint Fire District
4600 State Route 229
Marengo, OH 43334
Non-Emergency: 419-253-2222
Emergency: 911
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