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Fri. Apr 10th 2020
Due to the current situation which requires social distancing, our COJFD Board meeting on 4-15-20 will be held via video. Should you wish to participate in the "Public Participation" portio...
Wed. Mar 18th 2020
Beginning Wednesday (March 18), Knox County residents who think they might have COVID-19, will have a new resource to get answers to their medical questions. Knox Public Health and Knox Community Hosp...
Tue. Feb 4th 2020
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Wed. Oct 30th 2019
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We are hiring for Full-Time Firefighter Paramedic

The Central Ohio Joint Fire District will be accepting applications and conducting candidate physical agility test for the position of Full-Time Firefighter Paramedic. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications to be considered for the examination. An applicant meeting minimum qualifications: must be at least 18 years of age, possess a High school diploma or equivalent, possess a valid Ohio driver’s license, possess State of Ohio Firefighter I & II certification and a Ohio Paramedic Certification for Full-Time employment. Applicants are required to pass a background check, drug screen and a physical examination prior to employment. The Central Ohio Joint Fire District is an equal opportunity employer.

The Fire District serves the residential communities of the Village of Centerburg, Hilliar, Milford and South Bloomfield Townships and is located 35 miles northeast of Columbus, Ohio. The area is known for its high quality of life, quiet, rural atmosphere, and exemplary school systems. The Central Ohio Joint Fire District is a combination department with 13 career and 7 part-time personnel operating from recently renovated fire station. The department is a well-respected, full-service agency that provides emergency response services and community outreach to approximately 8,000 residents in a 78 square mile service area.

The testing date will be conducted at Central Ohio Joint Fire District Station 420, 5138 Columbus Road, Centerburg Ohio 43011. Application must include a copy of your Ohio Certifications and Ohio Driver License. The test date will be November 7, 2020 at 09:00. You will be given a written test then a physical ability test. Interviews will be held on November 12th and 13th 2020. 

All interested candidates may pick-up an application from Central Ohio Joint Fire District Station 420, 5138 Columbus Road, Centerburg Ohio 43011 or print and complete application from, go to “FILES”.

Completed applications can be dropped off at Station 420 or emailed to

Here’s some key dates to know for the fall election:

  • General election voter registration deadline: Oct. 5, 2020
  • Early voting and mail-in voting begins: Oct. 6, 2020
  • Deadline to request absentee ballot: Oct. 31, 2020
  • Early voting and mail-in voting ends: Nov. 2, 2020
  • General election: Nov. 3, 2020


Safety Tip - Those from out west consider this time of year as the 5th season which makes them think of D.U.C.K.

The National Weather Service has a new acronym to remind children and adults alike that there are key safety rules during severe storms – especially those that might lead to tornadoes. 

The acronym is DUCK – short for: Down to the lowest level; Under something sturdy; Cover your head; and Keep in the shelter until the storm has passed, said state climatologist for Kansas, Mary Knapp.

"These simple phrases can be a quick reminder for anyone of their safety plan during the chaos of a storm," said Knapp, who directs the Kansas Weather Data Library, based at Kansas State University. She is a K-State delegate to the Extension Disaster Education Network



We are humbled and respectful of the trust our community has shown The Central Ohio Joint Fire District by supporting our mission - To safegaurd our community and all who call for help.

On behalf of The Central Ohio Joint Fire District Board, Dr. Orth - Medical Director, Robin Santo - Clerk, the Officers and Firefighters we say THANK YOU
Chief Mark McCann
Ohio Responds to COVID-19 Continued Closures The following businesses and operations are to remain closed per existing Stay at Home Orders unless a variance is granted or until related orders are amended or rescinded
. • K-12 schools and daycares.
 • Restaurants and bars. o Carry-out and delivery services are permitted. m
• Personal appearance/beauty services. o Includes hair salons, day spas, nail salons, barber shops, tattoo parlors, body piercing locations, tanning facilities, massage therapy locations and similar businesses.
 • Older adult day care services and senior centers. 
• Adult day support or vocational habilitation services in congregate settings.
 • Rooming and boarding houses, and workers’ camps.
 • Entertainment/recreation/gymnasium sites. o Includes, but is not limited to: ▪ All places of public amusement, whether indoors or outdoors, such as: 
• Laser tag facilities, roller skating rinks, ice skating rinks, arcades, indoor miniature golf facilities, bowling alleys, indoor trampoline parks, indoor water parks, arcades, and adult and child skill or chance game facilities remain closed. 
• Gambling industries. For more information, visit:
 • Auditoriums, stadiums, arenas. 
• Movie theatres, performance theatres, and concert and music halls 
• Public recreation centers and indoor sports facilities. 
• Parades, fairs, festivals, and carnivals. • Amusement parks, theme parks, outdoor water parks, children's play centers, playgrounds, and funplexes. • Aquariums, zoos, museums, historical sites, and similar institutions. • Country clubs and social clubs. ▪ Spectator sports, recreational sports tournaments and organized recreational sports league
▪ Health clubs, fitness centers, workout facilities, gyms, and yoga studios. 
▪ Swimming pools, whether public or private, except swimming pools for single households.
 ▪ Residential and day camps. ▪ Campgrounds, including recreational camps and recreational vehicle (RV) parks. 
• Excludes people living in campground RVs with no other viable place of residence.
 • Excludes people living in cabins, mobile homes, or other fixed structures that are meant for single families and where preexisting residential activity already has been established. (E.g., for people who have part-time preestablished residences at campgrounds for the summer months.) 
For additional information, visit For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. If you or a loved one are experiencing anxiety related to the coronavirus pandemic, help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call the COVID-19 CareLine at 1-800-720-9616.Knox County COVID-19


One Columbus has created a webpage for Federal, State, and Local COVID-19 resources. The local resources that are listed are specific to their 11 county region, which includes Knox County. 

Virtual Board Meeting

Fri. Apr 10th 2020

Due to the current situation which requires social distancing, our COJFD Board meeting on 4-15-20 will be held via video.  Should you wish to participate in the "Public Participation" portion of the meeting, we ask that you contact Inspector Phil Lohmeyer at 740-504-0095 or  to be added to the agenda.  We also encourage you to submit your questions or comments in writing ahead of the meeting so we can be prepared with an answer.  Thank you for your understanding in these unusual times.  We will get back to our regular meetings as soon as it is safe to do so.

Would you like to make a MASK?  Please visit or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.



Ohio Department of Health (ODH) COVID-19 call center 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-
5634). (Open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
 ODH COVID-19 information (
 COVID-19 status (
 COVID-19 information for the public (
 COVID-19 confirmed cases in the US (
 CDC Guidance for Administrators of Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools


 CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers (
 For information on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act go to:


State of Ohio COVID-19 Hotline - (833) 427-5634

Knox County Public Health - (740) 399-8014

Central Ohio Joint Fire District Business - (740) 625-5646


COJFD Application can be found by following the link below!!



Fire Board Meeting Minutes are posted under the Files


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