Fire Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Zanesville Fire Department is to protect lives and property, to provide a variety of professional services and educational programs to our community, wherever called upon.

Major Responsibilities/Services Provided

We provide a vast array of specialized services to the citizens and the visitors of the City of Zanesville. The Fire Department is equipped and highly trained in the following areas but not limited to:

  • Fire Suppression
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Water Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Trench Collapse
  • Rope Rescue
  • Haz-Mat Response
  • Emergency Medical Transport
  • First Responder
  • Fire Safety Inspections
  • Fire Hydrant Maintenance
  • Public Education

About the Zanesville Fire Department

The Zanesville Fire Department proudly protects 28,000 residents living in an area of 12.501 square miles. The daytime population of the city is 48,000. We operate out of three stations that protect a combination of residential, educational, industrial and commercial occupancies. Our department is a public department whose members are on full-time paid status. The department’s Insurance Services Offices (ISO) rating is 2.


The Zanesville Fire Department has been a fully paid professional department since 1879. The department has three manned fire stations:

  • Central Station is located at:
    332 South Street
    Zanesville, OH 43701
  • Station 2 is located at:
    731 Eppley Avenue
    Zanesville, OH 43701
  • Station 3 is located at:
    714 Leonard Avenue
    Zanesville, OH 43701 
Central Fire Station Front view