The Monroe Township Fire Department was established in 1973 and began saving lives and extinguishing fires in 1975. There have been many changes since that time, but one thing remains the same, we are here to help those in need.
In the last 10 years we have purchased 2 new Engines, 2 new grass trucks and 2 ambulances as well as cutters and spreaders which allow us quicker access to patients in the event of an accident. All of the new apparatus allow us to use the newest advances within the fire service to help saves lives.
We also have several members of our department on the Ashtabula County Water Rescue Team. These certified divers respond to calls related to water such as missing swimmers, stranded boaters, and even animals stuck on the ice.
Most of our members are now either certified EMT’s or Paramedics. The addition of our new ambulance gives us the capability of transporting patients to the hospital without having to rely on mutual aid.
The Monroe Sirens assist with fundraising for the department with hoagie sales throughout the year, various bus trips, yearly Swiss Steak Dinner, Breakfast with Santa and cookie sales.
In recent years the members of the Monroe Fire Department started holding an annual BBQ dinner in July, complete with pulled pork, chicken, ribs, brisket and homemade side dishes. We has also become more community oriented, by holding open houses to show the community what their tax dollars have purchased, a trunk or treat event in October, and a free Thanksgiving dinner in November.
Things are constantly changing at the Monroe Township Volunteer Fire Department.