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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

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Latest News

4/11/14
ONE-ALARM STRUCTURE FIRE at 4063 Palos St. in Price Hill

District Fire Chief Gregory A. Potter with the Cincinnati Fire Department reporting on a One-Alarm structure fire that occurred in the Price Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati in the overnight of March 27, 2014.

4/11/14
ONE-ALARM STRUCTURE FIRE at 710 Trenton Ave. in Price Hill

District Fire Chief Gregory A. Potter with the Cincinnati Fire Department reporting on a One-Alarm structure fire that occurred in the Price Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati in the morning of March 26, 2014.

4/11/14
ONE-ALARM STRUCTURE FIRE at 6184 Woodlark—Mount Washington

This is Acting District one Fire Chief, Steve A. Salmons reporting on a One-Alarm structure fire that occurred in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati this evening.

4/11/14
ONE-ALARM STRUCTURE FIRE at 4626 Rapid Run Avenue—Price Hill

This is District 1 Fire Chief Lou Arnold reporting on a One-Alarm fire that occurred in the Price Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati this afternoon on March 13th, 2014.

4/11/14
ONE-ALARM STRUCTURE FIRE at 1400 Race Street-OTR

This is District 1 Fire Chief, Lou Arnold reporting on a One-Alarm structure fire that occurred in the Over the Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati overnight.


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