The Damascus Fire Department, Inc.(DFD) is a department that takes pride in its ability to provide fire protection and full EMS services in a two county area (Mahoning and Columbiana). DFD provides fire protection for all of Goshen Township and the north part of Butler Township. EMS services are provided to all of the Goshen and Butler Township communities. The Department runs about 500 calls annually.

DFD operates out of two stations, one on SR 534 in Damascus and one on Stratton Rd. in Goshen Township. Between the two stations, the Department is comprised of 37 members (28 firefighters, 5 paramedics, and 20 EMTs). Currently, DFD is lead by Chief Derek Day and Assistant Chief G.R. Vernon. In addition to the chiefs, DFD also has one Captain (Cory Palmer) and two Lieutenants (Ben Hardy and Shawn Mesler). 

 The Department is always looking for new members. Those members of the community interested in joining can contact Chief Derek Day at 330.853.4418 or by email at