About Us

Central Joint Fire District proudly protects about 4,500 people living in Liberty Township, Portage Township, and the Village of Portage. We operate out of a station constructed in 2000 and primarily serve a rural area in Wood County, which is located in Northwest Ohio.

Our district was formed in 1989 and took over the same station which Portage Fire Dept operated out of. We moved into a new station in 2000. The station consists of five bays, showers, training/meeting room, full break room, dispatch room, and a large storage area to name a few. We operate an engine, a tanker, a grass rig, a rescue truck,  a portable engine, and a chief’s car.  Our roster consists completely of volunteers with fire fighter training at the 36, 120, and 240 hour levels. We also have EMT’s, paramedics, and training in Haz-Mat and extrication. Through a large amount of state and federal grants we are able to offer a wide array of training to our members.