Chandler Volunteer Fire Department protects the lives and property of the citizens of the Town of Chandler and the surrounding area from the threat of fire and other disasters. The department serves approximately 7,100 residents in a 21 square-mile area that encompasses the Town of Chandler and parts of Ohio, Campbell and Boon Townships.
The department is comprised of nearly 30 trained volunteer firefighters on four squads. Most are CPR certified, and several also have medical first responder and/or EMT training. In addition, Chandler Volunteer Fire Department maintains a cadet training program for area youth ages 14 to 18, many of whom go on to join the department as volunteer firefighters.
The department participates in a variety of events as part of its community outreach. Children and their families are invited to meet with Santa and enjoy free refreshments at Christmastime at the firehouse; ghosts, witches, superheroes, and princesses get a fright on Halloween, when the original fire station gets a spooky makeover. You can also hear the fire trucks’ sirens blaring in the town’s annual Celebration Days Parade in the fall, as well as meet with firefighters, explore the fire trucks, and watch demonstrations at local school and community events throughout the year.
A sense of community is what formed Chandler Volunteer Fire Department in 1952. Twelve charter members organized a series of fundraisers, collecting $4,000 for materials to construct a firehouse on land donated by a local business. They completed the work themselves on the original fire station, which is located just south of the current firehouse.