Orrville Fire Dept

  • Photo courtesy of Marty's Studio, Wooster, Ohio.
  • Fire Station #2 at 777 North Crown Hill Road
  • Jeff Lorson - Firefighter of the Year
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

Phone 330-684-5050
FAX 330-684-5052
Email firechief@orrville.com


Firefighter of the Year --   

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
2019 Robert Evans 2020 None
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.


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