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
Bureaus & Fire Districts
- Fire Chief's Office
- Executive Office
- Operations Bureau
- Personnel & Training
- Administrative Services
- Fire Prevention
- Cincinnati Fire Recruits already helping Cincinnati residents
The Cincinnati Fire Department is proud to announce that their Fire Recruits will be volunteering at the EPIC House TODAY. The EPIC House is a non-profit organization established in 1989, who offers a unique shared living experience to elderly, low-income adults in Greater Cincinnati. The Fire Recruits will help clean, paint, trim trees and put up Christmas lights.
- Use Turkey Fryers Safely
Unattended cooking is one of the top causes of residential fires in Cincinnati, and turkey fryers add to the risk of fire.
- 4 Cincinnati Firefighters Receive Rotary Club Awards
The Cincinnati Fire Department congratulates four of its firefighters who will be honored by the Rotary Club of Cincinnati at its annual Firefighter Appreciation Day.
- Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries
The Cincinnati Fire Department (CFD) is reminding citizens to change the batteries in their smoke alarms when they move their clocks back on Sunday, November 3rd.
- Fire Prevention Week: Prevent Kitchen Fires
The theme of this year's Fire Prevention Week is "Prevent Kitchen Fires" because the kitchen is the leading area of origin for home fires.