Portsmouth Ohio

Where Southern Hospitality Begins




William V. Raison, Fire Chief

1529 Gallia St.
Portsmouth, OH  45662

Ph: (740) 354-1200
Fx: (740) 353-2551
Emergency 9-1-1

The Portsmouth Fire Department serves the citizens of Portsmouth and Sciotoville, Ohio. Portsmouth is the seat of Scioto County and is situated in south-central Ohio where the Scioto River empties into the Ohio River.

According to the 2000 census, the Fire Department protects 20,909 citizens in an 11.1 square mile area.

Staff, Units, & Apparatus

The Fire Department currently includes 38 sworn officers and six emergency dispatchers. The Department also has three stations housing the Urban Search and Rescue Unit, Water Response / Dive Team Unit, and:

  • Four engines
  • Two ladder trucks
  • One rescue truck
  • One brush truck
  • One assistant chief's vehicle