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Prompt, Courteous & Professional

The Cincinnati Fire Department was organized in 1853 and is the nation's oldest fully paid professional fire department, which is why we are proud to be "First in the Nation."

The CFD continues to seek new methods and ideas to improve and increase the level of services provided to the citizens of this community. It will continue to provide its hallmark prompt, courteous and professional service that is consistent with the CFD’s tradition and the City of Cincinnati’s high standards. Read More

Richard A. Braun

Cincinnati Fire Chief

On January 16th, 2011, Richard A. Braun became Cincinnati’s 16th Fire Chief.  Chief Braun served as an Assistant Fire Chief with the Columbus Division of Fire for 11 years, and worked for the Columbus Fire Division for more than 36 years.

Chief Braun was hired in the position because of his well-rounded experience in administrative functions, fire suppression and medical services. Read More

Contact The Fire Department

Cincinnati Fire Department

430 Central Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: 513-352-6220
Fax: 513-352-1548

Bureaus & Fire Districts

  • Fire Chief's Office
  • Executive Office
  • Operations Bureau
  • Personnel & Training
  • Administrative Services
  • Fire Prevention


Latest News

River Emergency at 5819 Panama St, River Mile Marker 462

Companies were dispatched for a boat capsized with four people aboard.

Cincinnati Firefighters to participate in the First Tee Nine Healthy Habits Festival & Golf Ball Drop for Kids

Cincinnati Firefighters to participate in the First Tee Nine Healthy Habits Festival & Golf Ball Drop for Kids.

Suspicious package at 3295 Erie Avenue, District 2 Police Station

Cincinnati Police District 2 station found a backpack and bike outside the police station.

Building Fire

Companies were dispatched for the smell of smoke in the building. 

CFD Reminds Citizens About Firework Safety

The Cincinnati Fire Department is encouraging all citizens to keep themselves and their loved ones safe during this upcoming holiday by adhering to fire codes relating to fireworks.


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