In 2018, Whitehouse Fire Chief Joshua Hartbarger and Waterville Fire Chief Doug Meyer developed the W3 Fire Co-Op. Under this Co-Op, the stations operate independently while at the same time share resources, training and personnel – benefitting both departments as well as the citizens of our surrounding communities. Since then, the Co-Op has been recognized for its innovation and applauded for its effectiveness.

Click HERE to read the Waterville and Whitehouse Co-Op Proposal!

W3 Fire Co-Op Minutes
June 30 Minutes
August 25 Minutes

W3 Fire in the News and Media
Fire Chiefs Honored For Creating Waterville-Whitehouse Co-Op article From THE MIRROR
Chief Hartbarger and Chief Meyer Honored By The Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association social media post by Village of Whitehouse
Ohio Fire Marshall Visits To Discuss Co-Op social media post by Whitehouse Fire Chief