About Harrison Township Fire / EMS




Harrison Township Fire, Chief Eric Edgington

3625 St. Rt. 752
Ashville, Ohio 43103

Emergency: Dial 911
Non-Emergency: 740-983-4115
Fax: 740-983-8114


Celebrating over 130 years of service



The Harrison Township Fire Department is charged with the responsibility of providing professional, efficient fire protection, fire prevention, emergency medical services, rescue and other general emergency and educational services to the citizens it serves, with the goals of constantly safeguarding and preserving life and property against the elements of fire and disaster.

The basic objectives of the Fire Department center around the maintenance of continuous, comprehensive training in addition to administering realistic fire safety, inspection, an educational programs for the benefit of the general public, with the ultimate objective of preventing and minimizing loss of life and property when fires do occur, and confining and extinguishing those fires by utilizing the latest methods and scientific resources with the greatest degree of proficiency possible.

Area Served with Fire and EMS

  • 100% of Harrison and Walnut Townships and large parts of Jackson, Madison, and Muhlenberg Townships
  • 127 square miles
  • Mutual aid is provided to all surrounding Fire and EMS agencies.


  • The department employs 16 full-time and several part-time employees
  • Each 24 hour shift is staffed with 5 full-time and two part-time employees

Fire and EMS Equipment

  • 2017 Spartan Engine
  • 2008 Sutphen Engine
  • 2017 Horton Medic
  • 2013 Horton Medic
  • 2011 Horton Medic
  • 2008 F-350 Grass Truck
  • 2010 F-150 Utility Truck

Full-Time Personnel

Chief Eric Edgington

One Unit:
Captain Shawn Davidson
Colt Cline, Firefighter
Roger Fitzpatrick, Firefighter
James Rinaldi, Firefighter
Jeremiah Withers, Firefighter

Two Unit: 
Pat Davidson, Firefighter
Zach Hall, Firefighter
Brian Kirkpatrick, Firefighter
Andrea Osborne, Firefighter
Robert Wall, Firefighter

Three Unit:
Captain Chad Noggle
Dan Heeter, Firefighter
Lacey Perigo, Firefighter
Beau Ramey, Firefighter
Matthew Scholl, Firefighter

Part-Time Personnel:

Aaron Abdon
Travis Baisden
Timothy Campbell
Joseph Clark
Benjamin Danzig
Jason Hackett
Jon Henry
Nick Irvin

Alex Keefe

Adam Moran
Alexander Owens
Jay Roof
Rusty Smith
Anthony Stevens
Jeff Stiver
Brian Thompson
Jason Welsh

Chaplain:  Pastor Kevin Pees

Personnel Training and Certification

Staffing includes those certified with a level two fire card, fire safety inspectors, and fire instructors.
Emergency tech employees have certification ranging from basic EMT through paramedic.
Training is in-house, at the State Fire Academy, and through continuing education programs.