Our goal is to respond to calls and to be proactive to reduce the frequency and severity of emergencies, accidents, fire and other hazards.

The Sandy Creek Joint Fire District was established in 2012 by a joint resolution of the Village of Minerva, Paris Township (Stark County) and West Township (Columbiana County). These political subdivisions were already sharing services on the Village of Minerva Fire Department, however, this allowed some changes to be made and the district continues to grow.

The Fire District is governed by a separate Fire Board of 7 members which normally meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6pm at the main fire station located in Minerva.

The Fire District is staffed 24 hours a day, currently with 4 cross trained personnel whom are trained in both Fire and EMS.  The District also relies on the call-in personnel for larger incidents and currently has a roster of 40 plus personnel.  The Fire District is all part time employees.

The Fire District provides Fire, EMS, Rescue and basic Hazmat Services.

The District currently covers 86 square miles including all of the Village of Minerva, Paris Township and West Townships.  We also, by contract, cover a small portion of Brown and Augusta Townships in Carroll County.

Important Phone Numbers:

  • Emergencies: DIAL 911
  • Non-emergency calls to dispatch: 330-868-4177
  • Business line to station: 330-868-5193
  • Fax: 330-868-9733

Aaron Stoller

Fire Chief


Captain Todd Earley

EMS/Fire Reports


EMS Billing Company
Ohio Billing: 330-874-1140

Community CPR Classes
Call to Schedule

American Heart Association Classes 
To register, call: 330-868-5193
Director: Captain Brent Bratu

Current Apparatus are:

  • 2 Engines
  • 1 Ladder
  • 2 Tankers
  • 3 ALS Ambulances
  • 1 UTV
  • 1 Inflatable Boat
  • 1 Grass Fire Truck
  • 1 Command Vehicle