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Emergency Services

Emergency Dial: 9-1-1

Granville Volunteer Fire Department
Non-Emergency: 740-587-0261
133 N, Prospect P.O.Box 202
Phone: 740-587-0261

Your McKean Township Trustees contract with Granville and Monroe Townships for fire and emergency medical services paid for with 4.8 mills of property tax levies approved by the McKean Township voters.  Monroe Township covers approximately 20% of the western portion of the township with Granville Township covering the remainder.  Township residents should call 911 for emergency services.  Calls for emergency services made from outside Licking County should be placed to 740-345-1177.

Granville Township Fire Department

Casey Curtis, Fire Chief

Granville is served by the Granville Township Fire Department (GTFD), which is a municipal fire department operated by the Granville Township Board of Trustees.  The GTFD serves Granville Township including the Village of Granville and Denison University.  It also serves 80% of McKean Township and 20% of Union Township under a contractual agreement.  The department is funded by a 4.8 mill Granville Township fire levy as well as contract fees from McKean and Union Townships.

Casey Curtis is the Granville Township Fire Chief.  He was appointed by the Township Trustees in August, 2016.  The GTFD is staffed with a combination of career, intermittently scheduled, and volunteer members.  Paid staffing is scheduled to maintain four personnel on duty at all times, twenty-four hours a day.  There are currently ten career firefighter/paramedics, fifteen intermittent firefighter/paramedics, and twenty-five volunteer firefighter/EMTs and paramedics.  Fire code enforcement is handled by a part-time fire inspector working under the direction of the Fire Chief.

The department fleet consists of a 1500 Gallons-Per-Minute (GPM) Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) pumper, a 1200 GPM rescue/pumper, a 93-foot aerial platform, and an 1800 gallon tanker.  Additional apparatus consists of two advanced life support ambulances, a grass fire truck, and one staff vehicle.

The GTFD operates from a single facility at 133 North Prospect Street in Granville.  The fire station was constructed by the Village of Granville in 1972, and is leased to the Township at ten year intervals for one dollar per year.  Granville Township also owns the structures at 133 and 135 East College Street, adjacent to the fire station, which are used as department offices and dormitory facilities.

Contact Information:
133 North Prospect, Granville OH 43023
Business Phone: (740) 587-0261
Emergency calls: 911 Email Chief Curtis

Monroe Township Fire Department
Non-Emergency: 740-967-2976
P.O. Box 567
24 S Oregon
Johnstown, Ohio 43031

The Monroe Township Fire Department was formed on April 1st, 2000 from the Johnstown Volunteer Fire Department. Coverage includes Monroe Township, Village of Johnstown, Liberty Township, part of Jersey Township and approximately 20% of western McKean Township.

Fire Chief Dudley H. Wright may be reached by calling the business telephone number for the fire department – 740-967-2976.  His e-mail address is

Licking County Sheriff Department


The McKean Community has a Facebook page:                                    McKean Township Citizens Group Licking County Ohio.

Village of Granville                                                  Village of Johnstown                                       City of Newark     

Utility Companies

American Electric Power – 1-800-672-2231 –

Energy Cooperative – 1-800-255-6815 –

Windstream – 1-855-826-8963 –

Sprint – 1-844-496-3456 –

Education Resources

North Fork School District

Northridge Local School District

Denison University

Granville Exempted Village School District

Licking County Resources

Licking County Home Page

Licking County Health Department