Fire Department

Area Served

The Village of Ottawa, half of Ottawa Township and four square miles of Pleasant Township is protected from three Fire Stations operated by the Ottawa Volunteer Fire Department.


The staff of 40 officers and firefighters is trained in fire suppression, technical rescue, fire prevention, inspection, hazardous materials operations and medical first response.

ISO Rating

The Fire Department has an ISO rating of four and operates eight pieces of updated fire apparatus.

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services for Ottawa is provided by the Putnam County Emergency Medical Services. Two BLS ambulances are manned in Ottawa by State certified Emergency Medical Technicians. In addition, St. Rita’s Ambulatory Care Center in Glandorf operates a 24-hour urgent care facility just minutes from Ottawa.

Want to Volunteer?

Those interested in joining the Ottawa Volunteer Fire Department should call the Municipal Offices at 419-523-5020 for application information. For more information view the department website.