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About the Fire Department

Although it still says Fire Department over our doors, your Pierce Township Fire Departments has evolved far beyond the volunteer fire department established in 1956. 

In addition to fire suppression and emergency medical response, our dedicated Firefighter EMTS and Paramedics are crossed-trained in disciplines such as water rescue, hazardous materials response, National Incident Management Systems, life safety inspections, and fire investigations.  Several have specialized training in the fields of rope rescue, trench rescue, confined space rescue, and terrorism awareness and response.  With on-going training to maintain proficiency, modern equipment, and advances, our goal is to provide the finest possible services to our residents and visitors 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The Fire Department is currently rated at a 4/4y with the Insurance Services Office Inc. (ISO), a rating achieved by only approximately 7,000 fire departments out of 30,000 in the United States.

The Fire Department serves a population of approximately 16,000 residents averaging 2,300 emergency details annually, and has a response area of approximately thirty-seven square miles, including the unincorporated areas of Pierce and Ohio Townships.  With three elementary school campuses, the Ohio River, rural areas and farms, residential neighborhoods, and various commercial properties; our 62 dedicated men and women serve our community from two fire stations.  We have 9 Fire/EMS personnel on duty per day to serve you, with additional response resources available through mutual aid agreements, should the need arise. 

When not responding to emergencies, our members are active in our schools through fire prevention and education initiatives, servicing and maintaining fire hydrants, conducting commercial life safety inspections and pre-incident surveys, instalingl smoke detectors, conducting car seat installations, teaching CPR and First Aid, maintaining our stations and equipment, and striving to support, build,  and better our community. 

Our stations:

Station 44- Headquarters
950 Locust Corner Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45245
Office number- 513-752-6273
*Please DO NOT call this number in an emergency. Please call 911.

Station #45
2877 Mount Pisgah Rd.
New Richmond, OH 45157
Office number- 513-553-1757
*Please DO NOT call this number in an emergency. Please call 911.

Meet the Staff

Craig Wright

Craig Wright

Fire Chief

Chief Wright has over 20 years of experience in the fire service, working in several communities and in several different capacities throughout the Greater Cincinnati area.  He is a graduate of the Bethesda North Paramedic training program, graduate of the Ohio Fire Academy as a Firefighter II, Fire Inspector, Fire Instructor, EMS continuing education instructor, Certified Fire and Explosive Investigator, Hazardous Materials Technician, Rope Rescue Technician, Trench Rescue Technician, and a Fire Officer III. 

He is a member of:

  • Clermont County Fire Investigation Team
  • Ohio State Firefighters Association
  • Ohio Fire Chiefs Association
  • International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • The National Association of Fire Investigators

Chief Wright serves as the Safety Director for a local outdoor festival and serves on the Board of Directors for Frontier Friends, a local non-profit charity.  He is a graduate of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Lead Clermont leadership program.

Chief Wright and his wife Melissa live in the Amelia area have two children.

Contact: CWright@piercetownship.org
(513) 752-6273

Scott Light

Scott Light

Assistant Fire Chief

Contact: SLight@piercetownship.org
(513) 752-6273