Douglas Ayers

Fire Chief

222 Indiana Avenue
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Telephone: 419-394-2361, Emergency #: 9-1-1
Fax: 419-394-6902
Email: dayers[at]cityofstmarys[dot]net

Douglas Ayers

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The City of St. Marys Fire Department provides fire suppression, emergency medical services, public education, and fire prevention to the City of St. Marys and Noble Township.  Emergency medical services are also provided to the Village of New Knoxville, St. Marys Township, Washington Township, and Moulton Township.  In 2019, the City of St. Marys Fire Department responded to 363 fire and non-EMS calls and 1,193 emergency medical service  and rescue calls.

The department has 13 full-time employees, including the Fire Chief, three Captains, and nine Firefighters.  All 13 employees are also State of Ohio Certified Paramedics; a requirement of the department. Employees are very active in fire safety inspections, educational programs, and fire prevention. Additionally, the department offers tours of the facility and speakers at events.

In 2014, the City of St. Marys Fire Department went through its Insurance Services Office (ISO) evaluation and rating.  Our current ISO rating is 4/4X which makes St. Marys one of the lowest rated departments in the area. Ratings range from 1-10 with 10 being the worst.  ISO ratings are used to determine how well a fire department is equipped for fighting fires of all sizes.  Local businesses and industries are encouraged to contact their insurance company to determine if their premiums can be reduced due to our Class 4/4X rating.