About Us

The purpose of Erie Valley Fire & Rescue strives to preserve and protect the life and property of Bethlehem Township and Village of Navarre, implement fire safety training and prevention, and provide a well staffed, highly trained fire department as to ensure the safety and prosperity of life for those we serve and protect.

Erie Valley Fire & Rescue was adopted on 01/01/2016 by a joint venture between the Village of Navarre and the Bethlehem Township Trustees. With this joint commission we are able to provide a larger, higher trained roster of members to the citizens of Bethlehem Township and Village of Navarre. Erie Valley Fire & Rescue now staffs a station with an advanced life support/firefighting crew 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This staffing significantly decreases our response time to all incidents.

Be Easily Found in Your Time of Need

Erie Valley Fire & Rescue now offers customized address signs for your residence. These markers are reflective, providing easy visibility day or night. Numbers can be positioned for either a vertical or horizontal mount. The cost is $15 for residents and non-residents.

CPR and First Aid Classes

We now offer CPR and First Aid classes to both healthcare providers and the public! These classes are taught in accordance with the latest 2020 Standards from the American Heart Association. We have a roster of six instructors that teach classes such as Heartsaver Adult CPR/AED, Child CPR/AED, Infant CPR and First Aid. If you work in the field of healthcare and you or your employees require a BLS card, we can also do that! For more information you can contact us at ems@erievalleyfire.org or 330-879-5840


Fire Chief: Rick Annen
Assistant Fire Chief: T.J. Rombach
Assistant Fire Chief: Kevin Alloway
EMS Officer: Tom Baum
Fire Inspector: Ryan Shanower


Erie Valley Fire and Rescue utilizes a variety of apparatus and equipment. Our apparatus consist of 3 ambulances, Engine, Rescue, 2 Tankers, Command Vehicle, Grass Truck, and a Gator.

Click the link below to view all of our apparatus and what we do with them.

Pool Fills

Erie Valley Fire & Rescue is available to fill your pool! We will bring our tanker apparatus to the location of your pool and fill it. Our tanker holds 3000 gallons of water. Price is $125 per load (3000 gallons). We accept cash or check made out to Erie Valley Fire and Rescue. Payment is required prior to pool fill at the fill location. Pool fills are only available for the residents of The Village of Navarre and Bethlehem Township. Please click the link below so we can schedule a day that works for you!.

Employment Application

Basic Requirements:
• Pass Police Background Check
• Live Within 6 Miles of our Stations
• Become an EMT & Volunteer Firefighter
• Serve a Minimum of 3 Years
• Be a person of good moral character with a willingness to learn and volunteer

Contact Us


Address:   34 Main St S. Navarre, Ohio 44662
Phone Number:   (330) 879 - 5840
Email for General Inquires:   ems@erievalleyfire.org
Fire Chief Email:   chief@erievalleyfire.org