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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

Structure Fire at 2559 Talbott Avenue

The Cincinnati Emergency Communications center received a call reporting a house on fire at the above address.

Structure Fire

The above building 1810 Young St. (Gods Bile School) was finishing up the school fire drill with Ladder Co. 3. As Ladder Co. 3, was ready to leave, one of the members noticed black smoke coming from the roof area of the school.

Sept., Oct. Peak Months For College Housing Fires

September and October are peak months for fires in college housing. Find out what to look for in a rental property or dorm.

Structure Fire

Fire Companies were dispatched for a report of an apartment building on fire.

Cincinnati Fire Recruits Donate

The Cincinnati Fire Department’s 113th Fire Recruit Class continues to show their commitment to the community TODAY from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Hays Porter Elementary School in the West End


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