Chief Jeffrey D. King

Emergency 911
Dispatch: 937-456-6262
Office: 937-787-9095
Fire Chief  513-320-4251


Past & Present Apparatus


The Gratis Fire Department, Station 18 (One-Eight), proudly serves the citizens of the Village of Gratis & Gratis Township. The Gratis Fire Department is a volunteer department operating 1-Resuce-Engine, 1-Engine, 1-Tanker, 1-Brush Truck, and the area Mass Casualty Trailer. 

The Gratis Fire Department works closely with our brothers and sisters at West Elkton Gratis Township Fire, Station 80 and our brothers and sisters at Gratis EMS. 
The first known recorded date of operation for the fire department is 1901. Around this time the department purchased a large number of buckets and started serving the citizens.

Specialty Programs

UAV/uSAS, Confined Space & Rope Rescue, Mass Casualty   

Cadet Program 

Are you 14-18 year old and interested in becoming a Firefighter? Click here to contact us about our cadet program.  


We are interested in the History of our Department. If you have information or picture of our heritage please email us!


Being a volunteer firefighter is about one thing. It's not what you look like, what degree you have, or where you come from. It's about heart. If you've got the heart to serve this community in a way that few can, you've got everything we need.
The Gratis Fire Department provides training to approved candidates. We are always accepting applications for volunteer firefighters and volunteer support staff.