Fire

The City of Riverside Fire Department by the number:

  • 2 Fire Stations
  • 9 Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedics
  • 3 Lieutenants
  • 3 Battalion Chiefs
  • 2 Engines
  • 2 Medics
  • Service 25,000-plus residents in over 8.5 square miles
  • Approximately 5, 000 calls annually.

Occasionally residents may see another department’s engine or medic in the City because the City of Riverside Fire/EMS Department participates in a mutual-aid agreement with surrounding departments.

Fire Reports

Anyone is able to request a fire report. Two ways to request a report:

1. Submit the online form

2. Contact Anne Wood at 937-233-1801, ext. 216

Requests are fulfilled as quickly as possible, but can take up to thirty days.

EMS Reports

EMS reports can only be requested by the patient or the patient’s guardian. All EMS report requests must be made in writing or submitted via the online form.

1. Submit the online form

2. Visit the City Administrative Offices located at 5200 Springfield Street, Suite 100 Riverside, Ohio 45431

Requests are fulfilled as quickly as possible, but can take up to thirty days.

Address Sign Requests

The Riverside Fire Department has a limited amount of address signs for purchase. These blue and white signs are $15.00 each. These signs can be attached vertically or horizontally. If you are interested in purchasing an address sign, please contact Anne Wood at 233-1801, ext. 216.

Open Burning Requirements for Recreational Fires

  • The fire must be for cooking or recreational purpose.
  • Only well-seasoned wood shall be burned. The fire cannot be used to dispose of trash or yard waste (No material such as leaves, grass, or garbage).
  • The maximum pit or fire ring diameter is three (3) feet by three (3) feet. The fire can be no greater than two (2) feet in height.
  • The fire has to be at least 25 feet from any combustible materials.
  • Never conduct a recreational fire during strong wind conditions or during a dry period that can cause the fire to spread.
  • Do not have a recreational fire when it can create an offensive or objectionable smoke condition. If there are complaints regarding a recreational fire, you may be asked to extinguish the fire.
  • The fire shall be constantly attended by a responsible adult until extinguished.
  • A fire extinguisher with a 4-A rating, working garden hose, buckets of sand, or other suitable means for extinguishing the fire must be provided at the site.

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