Fire Department Jurisdiction Map
The Plain Township Fire Department (PTFD) is located at 9500 Johnstown Road, New Albany, Franklin County, Ohio, 43054. PTFD provides emergency services to the City of New Albany and Plain Township.
The Fire Department Jurisdiction map was created to assist with identification of contacts for fire inspections, building permits, plan review, environmental surveys and reports.
There are many areas around the City of New Albany and Plain Township with New Albany mailing addresses. A mailing address identified as New Albany may fall under the emergency services of the Plain Township Fire Department or one of the surrounding fire departments.
The attached map for emergency services is not exact but does represent the general boundaries to identify the fire department and inspection contact.
The areas surrounding the City of New Albany and Plain Township, Franklin and Licking County, are serviced by the following fire departments in correlation to jurisdiciton: Monroe Township Fire Department, West Licking Joint Fire District and the City of Columbus Division of Fire.
FIRE DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Plain Township Fire Department (PTFD)
Fire Marshal Terry Guthrie, email@example.com – (614) 855-7370.
PTFD services: Plain Township/City of New Albany Franklin County
Monroe Township Fire Department (MTFD)
Fire Marshal Brian Bemiller, firstname.lastname@example.org – (740)-967-0031 ext. 2.
MTFD services: Licking County North of Worthington Road, East of the Franklin/Licking County Line
West Licking Joint Fire District (WLJFD)
Fire Prevention Officer/Investigator Doug White, email@example.com – (740) 927-3046.
WLJFD services: Licking County South of Worthington Road, East of the Franklin/Licking County Line
- In Licking county, the center line of Worthington Road is the dividing line between West Licking Fire District and Monroe Township Fire Department.
- Jersey Township is divided between WLFD and MTFD .
- Even address numbers on Worthington Road are covered by MTFD.
- Odd address numbers on Worthington Road are covered by WLFD.
Building Permit and Plan Review
The Plain Township Fire Department will be transitioning to an online permit application and building plan review process as of January 1, 2022.
Permit applications and building plan submittals will need to be in PDF electronic format utilizing Mobile Eyes software for public safety inspections.
The first step is to create a Mobile Eyes account.
On January 6, 2021, the Plain Township Trustees adopted a new fee schedule for permits and plans review. The document “PTFD Fire Prevention Fees: Permit and Plan Review” lists the new fee schedule. Once your permit application and plans have been submitted, an invoice will be generated.
The document “Specific Provisions Related to the Ohio Fire Code” lists items that are specific to the PTFD (fire apparatus access roads, key boxes, fire protection water supplies, automatic sprinkler systems, fire alarm and detection systems, and fire department connections.
For assistance with permit applications and plans submittal, please email, Fire Marshal Terry Guthrie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fire departments across the country use the Knox System to prevent costly forced entry damage while protecting property and lives. Knox key boxes hold building entrance keys, electronic access cards and vital emergency information.
As the property owner, you purchase a KnoxBox device then mount it near your building entrance (preferably at the left side of the entrance) or property gate according to fire department guidelines. Firefighters use a unique high security Knox Master Key to open the KnoxBox device in their jurisdiction.
The most popular KnoxBox product and the one recommended by Plain Township Fire Department is the heavy-duty, high-security 3200 Series key box that stores keys, access cards and small items.
The Plain Township Fire Department has joined a collaboration of local fire departments in implementing the electronic key system offered by KnoxBox. As the original metal key would not allow shared access to our mutual aid partners, this electronic key allows for much more versatility to assign shared access. We ask our business owners to order the new electronic KnoxBox core. They are available at Knoxbox.com under the Knox eLock System for $252 (Model: KLS-8800L). The electronic core will be shipped to the fire department and we will perform the installation.
The Knox Elevator Box (Model: KLS-1403) is required for all buildings that have an elevator. They are available for purchase on the KnoxBox.com website under the “Emergency Boxes” page.
The Knox Boxes can be ordered online at www.knoxbox.com.
Open Burning is regulated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The website explains the rules and laws of open burning. If you have any additional question regarding open burning contact the Plain Township Fire Department prevention office at 614-855-7370.
Inspection, Re-Inspection and Other Fees
Due to an excessive amount of inspections that require more than one re-inspection it has become necessary to assess a fee after the 2nd inspection (this includes appointment no-shows).
Inspection, Re-Inspection and Other Fees
There is no charge for annual fire safety inspections
Re-inspection Fees – A business may be granted one (1) re-inspection at no charge if deemed by the Fire Code Official. If the business inspection generates a second re-inspection, a fee will then be assessed. The fee will start at $50.00 and increase in increments of $50.00 for each additional re-inspection. All re-inspection fees shall be paid prior to the start of the scheduled inspection.
False Alarm Fee
Up to $300 for each subsequent false alarm occurring after three false alarms by that system within the same calendar year.
Fire Works Permit
Base Permit Fee $150.00 with $50.00 per hour per Inspector required
Permit Fee $100.00 for anything 400 sq./ft. or larger
On January 6, 2021, the Plain Township Trustees adopted a new fee schedule for inspections, reinspection, recurring false alarms fire works and tents. The document “PTFD Fire Prevention Fees: Permit and Plan Review” lists the new fee schedule.
All fees will be due on the date of re-inspection (unless prior arrangements have been made) there are no exceptions. All checks will be payable to Plain Township Fire Department.
Ohio Fire Code
The Ohio Fire Code (OFC) establishes the minimum standards for fire safety in the State of Ohio. If you have any questions concerning the Ohio Fire Code, contact the Plain Township Fire Department fire prevention office at 614-855-7370.
a. In severe climates, the fire code official shall have the authority to modify the emergency evacuation drill frequency. b. Emergency evacuation drills are required in Group B buildings having an occupant load of 500 or more persons or more than 100 persons above or below the lowest level of exit discharge.