Founded in 1809, Washington Township contains 27.5 square miles in northwest Franklin County, southwestern Delaware County and eastern Union County. The entire City of Dublin is located within the Township. The Township is part of the greater Columbus metropolitan area.
The Township is comprised of over 48,000 residents and is home to the PGA Memorial Tournament. Several large businesses also are within the Township including Cardinal Health, Ashland Chemical, OCLC, and Wendy’s International.
Washington Township is governed by an elected board of trustees and an elected fiscal officer. Day-to-day operations are managed by a trustee-appointed professional administrator and professional fire chief.
- Receives over 6,000 calls annually – 75 percent are EMS calls.
- Conducts nearly 2,000 fire code compliance inspections annually.
- Maintains four fire stations located at 6255 Shier Rings Road, 4497 Hard Road,
5825 Brand Road and 5750 Blazer Parkway, and an administration and fire training facility at 6200 Eiterman Road.
- Employs 112 full-time and 15-30 part-time professional firefighters.
- One of only three fire departments in Ohio that is both accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and has an ISO-1 rating.
Fast Facts on Washington Township:
- 97 percent of our full time firefighters are certified paramedics.
- One of only 10 accredited fire departments in Ohio and one of only 373 in the world (as of February 2020).
- Average response time is 5 1/2 minutes or less- significantly lower than the national average.
- We protect $5.6 billion in real estate assets in Dublin and unincorporated areas.
Washington Township and the Washington Township Fire Department have created strategic goals for the 2022-2026 accreditation cycle. These goals focus on communicating and informing the community and local leadership around a common vision for the future of both entities. These strategic goals are designed to be used as a tool to guide and inform the community and local leaders in making collective decisions that work toward a common future over the next three to five years and to develop public confidence in the Township.
- Build Washington Township’s online presence through social media and its website
- Showcase the benefits of programs and services that Washington Township and the Washington Township Fire Department have to offer.
- Utilize video of staff in action and publish news stories about grants, cost savings, partnerships, and other significant events.
- Update and upgrade the Washington Township website to be more customer friendly, and provide additional info and options to the public.
- The developer of the Township’s current website is no linger in business. Modifying and altering content is challenging because the code behind each page is unknown
- The Communications Manager will draft a Request for Proposal (RFP), to identify vendors and create a new site.