RSG! Program Member Spotlight: Bellefontaine Fire & EMS
Bellefontaine Fire & EMS is a combination department in the city of Bellefontaine, Ohio, serving a residential population of over 15,000 citizens.
Over the past six years, the combination department of Bellefontaine Fire & EMS has established its Wildland Fire Program to address wildland fire operations training, community education, and fuels management. Bellefontaine serves an area with a variety of fuels, including substantial agricultural land, as well as grassland, and forest areas. The department initiated its prescribed fire program in 2014, and by collaborating with neighboring departments in Logan County, Ohio, it has increased the acres treated from nearly 30 in 2016, to 180 acres in 2019.