Lucas Volunteer Fire Department

Contact Information

Emergencies: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: (419) 892-2020
Fax: (419) 892-2567

Chief John Grimes
Cell: (419) 612-2215
Fire House
43 S. Union Street
Lucas, OH 44843

Lucas Volunteer Fire Department

Mission Statement

We, the members of the Monroe Township Fire Department, working together as a team, will strive to offer the most professional service achievable to the residents and visitors of our Township. We strive to reach this goal by training and equipping ourselves to be proficient in all aspects of our duties.


We operate out of one station located at 43 South Union Street in the Village of Lucas. While the station itself has taken many different forms since 1885, the latest is the current addition of a new building to house all of our apparatus. This building is connected to the old station which will serve as offices, storage and training areas. After several years of frugal spending we were able to finally give ourselves enough room to properly house and maintain our equipment, which will enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department. No additional tax revenue was sought or used for this project. We simply put off spending to replace certain items of equipment that we felt we could make last, in order to make this project a reality. By mid-2016 the former station will house, in addition to Fire/EMS operations, the offices and meeting area of the Trustees and Fiscal Officer.

Operational Changes

In December of 2015 the Board of Township Trustees, in an effort to streamline services, voted to have Emergency Medical Services (EMS) be handled by the Fire Department, as opposed to having two separate stand-alone entities.  The Fire Department created an EMS Operations Division within its organizational structure and the vehicles and equipment from the former EMS Department were transferred into the inventory of the Fire Department. Several Fire Department personnel were members of both departments and some who were members of just the EMS department applied to become members of the Fire Department, and were accepted.  The Fire Department is working hard to make sure this new area of responsibility grows in effectiveness and efficiency for the citizens that we serve.

Apparatus:Year & ModelPump Size/ Tank SizeFunction
Engine901988 Ford F350350gpm/150 GallonBrush Fire Response
Engine912009 KME International1,500gpm/750 GallonPumper / Rescue
Tanker932004 KME International750gpm/2,000 GallonPumper / Tanker
Tanker942009 KME International1,500gpm/2,500 GallonTanker
Engine921993 Sutphen Custom1,250gpm/1,000 GallonReserve Pumper
Squad912002 Ford/Wheeled CoachSquad
Squad921992 Ford/McCoy MillerSquad
Chief 91John GrimesFire ChiefFirefighter / Paramedic
Officer 91Brad FisherCaptainFirefighter 1
Officer 93Nick HammettLieutenantFirefighter 2 / Fire Instructor
Officer 93Jason LittletonFire Division/Asst. SupervisorFirefighter 1 / EMT-B
Austin YoungFirefighter 2 EMT-B
Seth CooperFirefighter/EMT
JorJana FisherFirefighter
Jesse RallFirefighter
Amanda EldridgeFirefighter/EMT
Shelby MoffettFirefighter
Jennifer GrimesEMT
Wyatt DupreFirefighter
Morgan YoungFirefighter
Keaton GriffethFirefighter/EMT
Michael DuncanFirefighter
Patrick RyanFirefighter/EMT

Members Needed

The fire department is in need of volunteer members to add to our ranks. If you are 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED, with a clean driving record, no criminal history, and have a desire to serve your community, we are accepting applications.

Volunteer firefighters are provided State of Ohio Certification training, as well as ongoing training. This is a perfect opportunity to gain entry-level experience toward a career in the fire service or to simply help your neighbors and community.

Volunteer firefighters get a per-call reimbursement annually to help offset the costs of fuel, etc., of responding to calls. We also supply all personal protective equipment and certain uniform items.

We strive to update our procedures and training to meet the current fire service standards and to provide good working, learning and family environment. If you have the desire and think you have what it takes, we look forward to your application.

To apply: Call the Firehouse @ (419) 892-2020 or Chief Grimes@ (419) 612-2215. Feel Free to stop by the firehouse during any of our regularly schedule training sessions which are held every Thursday evening at 7:00 PM (except holidays.)

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