Taylor Mill Fire & EMS Department

The Taylor Mill Fire/EMS Department protects the lives and property of citizens who live and work in the community.

We provide the following services:

  • Fire suppression
  • Rescue
  • EMS with Basic and Advanced Life Support
  • Mutual aid to neighboring fire departments
  • Response to spills/leaks of hazardous chemicals with assistance from Northern Kentucky HazMat 7 if needed
  • Roadway cleanups from spills and accidents
  • Enforcement of open burning regulations
  • Response to severe weather/natural disasters
  • Inspection of local businesses to ensure compliance with fire code
  • Fire hydrant maintenance
  • Public education to promote fire safety

We employ a mix full-time, parttime and volunteer firefighters, firefighter medics and firefighters EMTs and make an average of 1,000 to 1,200 runs each year. About 65% of our runs are Rescue or EMS related. Structural fires account for about 8% of our calls.

Our equipment includes:
  • Pumpers and rescue pumpers
  • Life squads (ambulances)
  • AB Foam tanks (for fire suppression)
  • Attack and supply fire hoses
  • Hydraulic rescue tools (e.g., jaws of life)
  • 6 x 6 Gator for brush fires
  • Thermo-imaging cameras
  • Self -Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
  • Air truck to fill up SCBA equipment

To view the list of public services and educational opportunities offered to the community by the fire department, please visit the Public Services & Education page.


Taylor Mill Fire/EMS

Station #1: 5231 Taylor Mill Road
Emergency Hours: 24/7
Emergencies: 911

Office: (859) 581-6565
Office Hours:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F

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Fire Chief John Stager

John Stager has served as the Taylor Mill Fire Department’s Fire Chief since 2014. He provides leadership to 9 career,  and 17 part time personnel.

Chief Stager currently supervises the Fire Prevention, emergency medical, fleet maintenance, fire operation, and public education services of the department.

Prior to becoming Chief, John was employed as a Full-Time Firefighter for Taylor Mill in 2010 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in charge of training in 2012. John came to Taylor Mill from Ohio where he worked as a Firefighter Paramedic for West Chester Township, Madeira/Indian Hill Joint Fire District, Union Township and Volunteered with the Greenhills Fire Department. Chief Stager has also been a Police Officer for the City of Covington, Kentucky as well as a Police officer for the City of Cincinnati.

Chief Stager has attended the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati State Technical College. He studied under the Associate of Applied Science Degree for Criminal Justice and the Paramedic Science Major Program. He was an Active member of the Army Reserve “Green to Gold” program through the University Cincinnati for four years and also a Corpsman in the Navy Reserve for two years.

Chief Stager holds certificates in: Fire Fighter I & 2, Leadership, Fire Safety Inspector, and Fire Instructor 1, IFSAC 1&2 and IFSAC 1403: Live Burn Instructor and a Nationally Registered Paramedic holding certificates for the State of Kentucky and Ohio.

Chief Stager is a member of the State of Kentucky Fire Inspector’s Association, Northern Kentucky Chief’s Association, Northern Kentucky Firefighter’s Association, Northern Kentucky Emergency Service School, National Fire Protection Association, and International Association of Fire Chiefs.

He is married to Jennifer and has three children: Cole, Connor, and Clare. When not working Chief Stager enjoys participating in 5 and 10ks with his wife Jennifer and coaching his kid’s sports teams.


Station #1: 5231 Taylor Mill Road
Emergency Hours: 24/7
Emergencies: 911

Office: (859) 581-6565

Office Hours:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday