Fire / EMS

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Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

The City of Crestview Hills contracts its fire and EMS services with both the City of Fort Mitchell and the City  of Edgewood.  Fort Mitchell’s Fire Department has served the City of Crestview Hills since 1954.  Beginning in 2014, in an effort to improve response time, The City of Crestview Hills decided to divide the City into 2 sections, one of which is covered by Ft. Mitchell and the other which is covered by Edgewood Fire Department.

Fort Mitchell Fire Department

Established in 1928, the Fort Mitchell Fire Department has grown over the years with the addition of an EMS service in 1980 and a merger with the life squad in 2013. The fire department has a Class III fire insurance rating and has been recognized as Greater Cincinnati’s Firehouse of the Year in 2007. It also utilizes the NFPA 1001 Standard on Firefighter Qualifications, consistent with the Kentucky State Fire Commission training standards. Currently, the fire department is staffed with:

  • 5 full-time firefighters/EMTs
  • 3 full-time firefighters/paramedics
  • 13 part-time firefighters/EMTs
  • 6 part-time firefighters/paramedics
  • 9 volunteer firefighters
  • 3 volunteer paramedics
The Fort Mitchell Fire Department personnel are committed to providing the best possible service to the citizens that they protect. With a primary goal of protecting life and property, the department pledges to provide services which include fire prevention, public education, and assistant to the public in times of need. 

Edgewood Fire Department

Established as the Sandfordtown and Community Volunteer department in 1955, the Edgewood Fire Department moved into its' current facility in 2006. The department has a Class II insurance rating, owns 11 vehicles and has an annual operating budget of approximately $1,000,00.00. The Edgewood Fire Department is currently staffed with:

  • A full -time Lieutenant
  • A full time Firefighter/Paramedic
  • Volunteers covering Sundays 6:00 pm to Fridays 6:00 am; Saturday Midnight to 6:00 am and most holidays
Equipment includes:
  • ALS Ambulance
  • 2 Class A pumpers
  • 100-foot Aerial Tower
  • Rescue/Pumper
  • Various staff vehicles for service calls and personnel transportation