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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

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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


On Saturday, August 16, the owner was walking her dog when it spotted a groundhog on open ground off Wasson Rd.

Structure Fire at 1547 Dixmont Avenue

Fire Companies were dispatched to a report of smoke on the second floor of a two family multi-dwelling.

Structure Fire at 1600 Herald Ave

Maintenance personnel working in basement utility room heard a “clack” and then observed smoked billowing toward them which prompted them to activate Fire Alarm and exit the structure.

Structure Fire at 923 Chateau Ave in Price Hill

The Cincinnati Emergency Communications Center received a call from a resident at the above address stating they smelled something burning.

Structure Fire at 3337 Ninann Ct.

Fire Companies were dispatched to a reported Building Fire.


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