The Heath Fire Department has been serving the community and Licking County since 1951. The combination department protects Heath's 12.5 square miles with a staff of 20 full-time firefighter/paramedics, including Chief Warren McCord, an administrative assistant, and volunteer firefighter/EMTs with various certifications. The department operates under the county's Mutual Aid Agreement, assisting all other fire departments in Licking County.
We operate a three-platoon system working 24 hours on and 48 hours off. Each shift is assigned a Captain, Lieutenant, and four firefighter/medics. Heath Fire responds annually to about 3,000 calls for service. Always striving for improvement, Heath currently has an ISO (insurance) rating of 3. In addition to Fire and EMS services, departmental activities also include fire inspections, fire prevention, industrial and commercial fire safety training, fire safety talks, fire extinguisher training and a junior fire-setter program.
Two permanent property tax levies complement the department's income tax-based funding. The Heath Fire Department implemented an EMS Billing Program in October of 2006 wherein program revenues are returned to the City's General Fund.