The Liberty Township
To the Liberty Township and City of Powell Communities:
"EVERY HOUR, EVERY DAY"
"EVERY HOUR, EVERY DAY"
The Liberty Township Fire Department has proudly served the Liberty Township and Powell Communities since 1947. It has been recognized over the years for many innovations and "firsts," such as the first department to be equipped with a boat for water rescue, the first to have the "Jaws of Life" for vehicle extrication, and the first to provide emergency medical care (known then as the Life Squad). Recently, our department was again recognized as a leader and innovator in pre-hospital emergency medicine by the State of Ohio as the "2011 Emergency Medical Provider of the Year".
The Liberty Township Fire Department has always redefined itself and changed with the needs of the community. The community we serve has experienced over 70% growth in population since the 2000 census and our Fire Department has seen a 49% increase in call volume since 2003.
We respond to fires and a wide variety of emergency situations, as well as provide emergency medical services. Our department is recognized as a leader in quality and consistency of services throughout central Ohio. Our firefighter/medics perform initial medical and trauma care worthy of any show you would see on "The Learning Channel". This is in addition to responding to the "routine" auto accidents, gas leaks, entrapments, downed power lines, and other incidents that comprise our average 2100 responses each year. Our fire prevention specialists are involved with the youth and elderly of the community with fire prevention education; work closely with building department officials and business owners to insure that structures in our community are built to code standards and are safe for occupancy, and partnering with State Fire Marshal investigators and local law enforcement to combat the crime of arson.
This community has placed its trust in us as professionals to manage the emergency response system and expect that we will provide the correct system components required for effective operations. Striving to maintain these efficient and good quality services affects everything that crosses my desk.
As Fire Chief, I have received numerous phone calls and letters expressing gratitude and thanking the firefighters and paramedics for some positive action or act of kindness. I appreciate all feedback. The people who have contacted me felt compelled enough to take their time to acknowledge something that we believe is all in a day’s work. This does not happen by accident; it is accomplished by excellent, well-trained personnel who have sworn an oath to put the safety and well being of others above their own.
Our firefighters work an average of 56 hours a week and are ready to respond 24 hours a day. They are supported by a community that understands the importance of providing the resources necessary to ensure their own safety and that of their neighbors.
We are your local Fire Department of first responders and look forward to continuing our service to this community. Please contact me or my staff as your need arises.
Timothy R. Jensen