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Tue. Oct 7th 2014
BWJFD gets new Extinguisher Training prop

Big Walnut Joint Fire District Receives Fire Extinguisher Training Device The Big Walnut Joint Fire District has receive...

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Wed. Sep 10th 2014
New Members

BWJFD would like to welcome our newest members to the fire department family. Please join us in welcoming Gaige Goodman, Layn...

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Fri. May 16th 2014
BWJFD New Member

BWJFD welcomes Brian Newsome and Dave White to our fire department family.

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Big Walnut Joint Fire District
4600 State Route 229
Marengo, OH  43334



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Mount Gilead Fire Department (Station 19)

Mount Gilead is our mutual aid neighbor on our north boundries.

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Big Walnut Joint Fire District

At the most basic level, our mission is to “save lives and protect property”. 
Our expanded mission is to “provide our residents with fire suppression, disaster mitigation and rescue efforts. We hold the preservation of life as our sworn duty. We will meet and exceed our resident’s needs and expectations; we will achieve this through professionalism, competence, and ethical behavior. We will work within the budget our residents give us and ascribe to be fiscally responsible. We will work in conjunction with our neighboring departments to help them and we will accept their help. We are dedicated to being properly trained. We also promote open communication of ideas and suggestions within our ranks to fulfill this mission”.
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.




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 ANYONE living within Bennington, Chester or Harmony Townships.

As of January 2014, we have installed 120 alarms in our community!


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

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 $12.

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




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Upcoming Events

Every 1st Wednesday
Bennington Twp. Trustees Meeting

Every 4th Wednesday
Marengo United Methodist Church dinner

Every 1st Tuesday
Harmony Township Trustee's Meeting

Sat. Oct 25th 2014
Dept Training - MedFlight LZ Training

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun. Oct 26th 2014
Open House / Trunk-or-treat / Hog Roast

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tue. Nov 11th 2014
Dept Training - Drafting

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