Fire Department

The Whitehouse Fire Department consists of 1 staffed station, a full-time Fire Chief, 10 full-time Firefighter/Paramedics, 19 part-time Firefighter/EMT-Bs or higher and 30 volunteers (some of these are full or part-time employees also).

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 manned 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

Joshua Hartbarger was promoted to Fire Chief in 2016 after having been with the Whitehouse fire department for 12 years. He is a nationally registered Paramedic, firefighter level 2, instructor, and inspector. In 2005 Joshua graduated from Owens Community College with an Associate degree in Liberal arts with a concentration on government. Upon graduation Joshua served the National Science foundation as a fire lieutenant at McMurdo station Antarctica and the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station. While there he was in charge of base inspections. In 2015, Joshua graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelors degree in Fire Administration.  Joshua currently lives in Whitehouse with his wife Nicole and daughters Josie and Valarie. He can be reached at 419-877-0363 or by email at: