West Licking Joint Fire District through the years has always had excellent equipment and stations. In 1982, when the West Licking Joint Fire District was created, the Fire District acquired from Pataskala Fire Department the Fire Station located on Jefferson St. in Pataskala. This was Station 1 until 2003, when the new Station 1 was built, located on Broad St. in Pataskala. Since 1982, WLJFD and the Village of Kirkersville shared the building located on Fourth St. in Kirkersville. Then in 1998, WLJFD bought out Kirkersville’s share, and staffed it 24/7 in 1999. Station 3 was built in 1987; it is located on Mink St. in Pataskala. In July 2016, WLJFD opened Station 4, located on Taylor Road in Reynoldsburg. Station 5 is a new construction and held a Grand Opening in October 2018; it is located on Morse Road in Jersey Township. Our newest addition to the District is Station 6, formerly the Refugee Canyon Fire District, located in Hebron.
851 E. Broad St.
Pataskala, OH 43062
7072 National Road
Etna, OH 43062
Fire Marshal Bureau
7125 Mink St.
Pataskala, OH 43062
7821 Taylor Road, Suite B
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
13112 Morse Road
Pataskala, OH 43062
111 Basin Street
Old Station 1
Old Station 1 is located at 428 Jefferson St., Pataskala, Ohio. Old Station 1 at this point in time is utilized for storage, and a meeting place for the Firefighters Association and the Women’s Auxiliary.
Station 1 is located at 851 E. Broad St., Pataskala, Ohio. Station 1 currently houses the Administration offices, shift officers, and seven firefighter/paramedics. Station 1’s equipment is: two advanced life support (ALS) medic units, one rescue, one Battalion Chief’s vehicle, the District’s UTV and one grass truck. This station is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The Administration Offices are staffed 7 a.m. through 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, in the lower level of the fire house.
Station 2 was originally located at 120 N. Fourth St., Kirkersville, Ohio In November of 2016, Station 2 moved to the current location at 7072 National Road, Etna, Ohio. This site houses our firefighter/paramedics, the Fire Marshal Bureau along with a training facilities. This fire station is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and houses five (5) firefighters a day. The campus has a house that is used for rescue situations, a concrete pad to simulate extrication scenarios and a pond that we use for water training. Station 2’s equipment is one advanced life support (ALS) medic unit, and one fire engine.
Station 3 is located at 7125 Mink St., in Pataskala. Station 3 houses six firefighter/paramedics. This station is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Station 3’s equipment is an advanced life support (ALS) medic unit along with the tower.
Station 5 firehouse opened October of 2018. It houses three (3) firefighter/paramedics and is operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Station 5’s equipment is a fire engine along with an advanced life support (ALS) medic.
Our newest addition to the District. In August 2022, the Refugee Canyon Fire District Board voted to join West Licking Fire District. Station 6’s equipment is a fire engine, advanced life support (ALS) medic, UTV and a watercraft unit. This station houses five (5) firefighter/paramedics and is operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The District operates with two fire engines, a tower and a rescue that are housed at the Stations. Each engine holds many different pieces of equipment necessary for firefighting and rescue tasks. Each engine holds 1,000 gallons of water. The rescue has various and in-depth tools to handle an auto extrication, water rescue, etc.
The District has a Tower or Ladder Truck that has a 200 gallon tank and a 2,000 gpm pump. This apparatus also carries numerous types of equipment that aid the firefighters in fire and rescue situations.
Another District truck is the Rescue. This truck is equipped with tools used for auto accidents, high and low-angle rescue, confined-space rescue, water rescue, and assists in fire ground operations.
Grass 401 is a 1999 Dodge Ram modified for grass fires. This truck has a 100 gallon tank and an assortment of hand tools
WLJFD equips five Medic units. With the equipment that each Medic carries, the firefighter/paramedics can handle any emergency medical call, from minor injuries to major trauma, and heart attacks.