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 in Lucas County. He is a 27-year member of the fire service. Jason started as a cadet with the Monclova Twp. Fire / Rescue Department at the age of 16. After high school, Jason rose through the ranks to EMS Captain with Monclova. He also worked for Promedica Health Systems in the Toledo, Ohio, area as a paramedic, flight paramedic, and supervisor for 12 years. Once promoted to Deputy Chief at Whitehouse, Jason resigned from Monclova after 21 years to focus on tasks and duties at Whitehouse Fire Department. Jason is a graduate of Ohio Fire Chiefs Ohio Fire Executive (OFE) class 19 program and is currently pursuing an associate degree in Occupation Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University. In 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 and his wife Lyndsey have been married for 20 years and they reside in Whitehouse.

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