2022 Fire Dept Annual Report
Also check out our Fire in the Sky webpage!
2023 Fire in the Sky Celebration - Parade Waiver Application
The Municipal magazine article -- "Orrville Firefighters Go Above and Beyond Providing Event for Their Community"
Chief Chris Bishop
Asst. Chief Ron Ballentine
223 North Vine Street
PO Box 144
Orrville, OH 44667
The Firefighter of the Year award is the highest tribute that can be awarded to an Orrville firefighter. All members of the fire department are eligible to be nominated for the award. The winner is chosen by a committee consisting of the last three recipients of the award. His name will appear on a plaque at the fire station.
|2021||Chuck Back||2022||Chris Parker|
|2017||Robert Ballentine||2018||John Bischoff|
|2015||Ron Ballentine||2016||Dan Lorson|
|2013||Brad Ballentine||2014||Bill Lytle|
|2011||Mike Chereson||2012||Justin Vodika|
|2009||Ryan May||2010||Bruce Ubelhart|
|2007||Josh Garrett||2008||Craig Hostetler|
|2005||Jason Vodika||2006||Kevin Sprowls|
|2003||Aaron Keener||2004||Richard Nester|
|2001||Todd Carr||2002||Bob Peter|
|1999||Jerry Osburn||2000||Randy Coe|
|1997||Charles Back||1998||Kevin Baldwin|
|1995||Jackie Elkins||1996||Mike Bishop|
|1993||Chris Bishop||1994||Jeff Lorson|
|1991||Mike Hostetler||1992||Bill Lytle|
|1989||Bill Earnsberger||1990||Ron Ballentine|
|1985||Stan Stuckey||1988||Bob Ballentine|
|1983||Gary Bender||1984||Don Musser|
|1981||Russel Ballentine||1982||Hollie Ferrebee|
|Roger Maiwurm||1980||Dave Bishop|
|1977||Roger Maiwurm||1978||Don Sauer|
As early as 1855 the residents of the area had banded together to fight fires. On December 12, 1872, the Dot Fire Engine Company was organized with 36 volunteer members. At that time, the firemen manually pulled a hand pumper to the scene of a fire. On December 14, 1874, the name of the group was changed to the Monitor Fire Company. From the days of the bucket brigade and hand pumper, the firefighters of Orrville have progressed through steam pumpers and horse-drawn equipment to the modern, mobile department which responds quickly to an alarm. The building at 223 North Vine Street was dedicated in 1967, and is now known as Orrville Fire Station #1. Fire Station #2 is located at 777 North Crown Hill Road and includes a three-bay garage, conference room, and restrooms. Today's department has a full-time fire chief and 25 paid on-call volunteer officers and firefighters.