Fire Department

The Whitehouse Fire Department consists of 1 staffed station, a full-time Fire Chief, 13 full-time Firefighters / Paramedics / EMT’s, 26 part-time Firefighters / EMT’s, and 18 volunteer Firefirefighters / Paramedics / EMT’s

The Whitehouse Fire Department was established in 1896.  In 1978, the Lucas County Life Squad was housed at the Whitehouse Fire Station.  Our station is staffed 24 hours a day and responds to emergency calls throughout Whitehouse and the surrounding area.

Whitehouse Fire Department
10550 Waterville Street • Whitehouse, OH 43571
Phone: 419-877-0363 • Fax: 419-877-4827

Mission Statement:

The Whitehouse Fire Department is dedicated to protecting and serving our communities with a commitment of professionalism, integrity and compassion.  We will strive to fulfill this mission through specialized training with innovative techniques, devoted teamwork and community outreach, while offering quality service and support to our residents and surrounding communities.

Core Values:

Professionalism – Integrity – Compassion

Fire Chief

Jason Francis is the Fire Chief of the Whitehouse Fire Department. He started volunteering for his community at the age of 16 while in high school with the Monclova Twp Fire Department as a cadet. Soon after high school, while at Monclova, Jason rose through the ranks as a firefighter, he was then promoted to Lieutenant and then promoted to EMS Captain. At the same time, Jason worked full-time for Promedica Health Systems in the Toledo, Ohio, area as a paramedic, flight paramedic, and supervisor for 12 years. In 2016, Jason was promoted to Deputy Fire Chief at Whitehouse and resigned from Monclova after 21 years. In April of 2023, Jason was promoted to Fire Chief. Current certifications include Firefighter II, Paramedic, Fire and EMS Instructor, 1403 Live Fire Instructor-Instructor, Inspector, and investigator. Jason is a graduate of Ohio Fire Chiefs Ohio Fire Executive (OFE) class 19 program and graduated from Columbia Southern University in 2024 with an associate degree in Occupational Safety and Health. Jason is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University.  Jason and his wife Lyndsey have been married for 21 years and they reside in Whitehouse.

Chief Francis can be reached at 419-877-0363 or by email at: