FREMONT, OH  43420

Ballville Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1957.  The privately owned department provides fire and rescue services, structural collapse services, swift water and ice rescue services, trench rescue services and confined space services.   The department serves mainly Ballville Township, but has mutual aid agreements with all Sandusky County Fire Departments.  In addition, the department has a fire safety trailer that serves as a portable classroom for teaching fire safety.   They currently have 26 members and 4 members are EMT’s, 2 are Paramedics, and 11 are first responders.

The department owns the following equipment: 2013 Ford 350 Brush Fire Truck, 1996 GMC Sierra Crew Cab Light Rescue Truck, 1987 GMC Brigadier Tanker 4000 gallon tank, 1992 GMC White Volvo Autocar 1000 gallon tank, 2000 Pierce Dash Main Engine, 2500 gallon tank, Water Rescue Trailer, Confined Space and Trench Collapse Trailer, and a Fire Safety Trailer.

Officers of the Fire Department include Chief Doug Crowell Sr., Asst. Chief Bill Lagrou, Captain Mark Montgomery, 1st Lieutenant Scott Goodwin, 2nd Lieutenant Doug Crowell, Jr., 3rd Lieutenant Craig Crowell, and Safety Officer Corey Hessick.    There are also 5 members that are fire inspectors.  In addition, 12 members are Fire (2) trained (256 hours),  11 members are Fire (1) trained (136 hours), 3 members are 36 hours trained, 3 are haz-mat trained techs and 19 are haz-mat trained opps.

The Ballville Volunteer F.D. Community Hall, 1413 Cole Rd, is also owned and operated by Ballville Volunteer Fire Department.   For BVFD Community Hall Rental, call 419-680-0614 (mobile). 

To obtain a green and white reflective sign contact.  419-332-0774.