Sandy Creek Joint Fire District (SCJFD) was established on January 1, 2012. A need for efficient fire and EMS service was needed, so Paris Township, West Township, and the Village of Minerva came together to create SCJFD. SCJFD is supported by a 4 mil levy, and also income from EMS calls through “soft billing”.
SCJFD currently staffs four on-duty employees with the ability to respond immediately to fire or EMS calls. In 2015, SCJFD responded to 1434 fire and EMS calls; of these, 438 were from Paris Township residents.
SCJFD is governed by the following board of directors: Dave Detchon (Minerva Village Rep.), Laurie Peach (Paris Twp. Rep.), Hank McClellan (West Twp. Trustee), Jim Kiko (Paris Twp. Trustee), Billie Rowe (Minerva Village Council), Tom Garra (At Large Rep.), Steve Smith (West Twp. Rep.), and Rudy Evanich (Fiscal Officer).
The SCJFD station is located at 505 E. Lincolnway St., Minerva, Ohio 44657. The non-emergency phone number to the station is (330) 868-5193.