President Dave Miller and the officers of the association would like to welcome you to our association. The association was founded in 1874 at Ada, Ohio. Article I of the Constitution and By-Laws of the association states that: "The object of this association shall be to create and maintain a brotherly and fraternal feeling by banding together such volunteer, part-paid, paid firefighters as may be carried on the rolls of fire companies or fire departments, to work for the education of its members in the advancement of their chosen duty of firefighting, fire prevention and rescue work; to hold a Conference annually for the promotion of friendship among the members; and to seek protection for fighters and their dependents through adequate legislation."  Please feel free to e-mail us for information about our association. Members and Associate Members, please feel free to send us information on your department or business or events. We will gladly post them on our site. 

Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemen's Association

​​​​​​​​NOVFA Postings


Posted on January 22, 2020

Current Membership, Charity Fund Membership, and Associate Membership have been updated on the membership pages. 


Posted on January 18, 2020

The 2020 Region Fire School site is now on-line. We encourage that members register on-line which will help the school committee to be able to plan on the size of classroom needed and the instructors to plan on the number of attendees. The link to the fire school site is found on our "Links" page and the link below.

2020 Regional Fire School 

Posted on January 15, 2020

We still have a number of Department Members and Associate Members that have not returned their dues for 2020. If you have lost your registration packets the registration cards are available on-line below.

Department Registration Card

Associate Registration Card


Posted on January 15, 2020

Current Membership, Charity Fund Membership, and Associate Membership have been updated on the membership pages. 


Posted December 18, 2019

The Regional Fire School packets have been mailed out. The dates were printed wrong on the books and we placed labels over the wrong dates. About half way through in packaging them someone noticed that the labels had 2019 on them. Oops, stupid spell checker, I must have been tired when I printed them. Sorry for the confusion. The right dates for the school are March 21st and 22nd, 2020, we think. Remember the school location has been changed to the Penta Career Center in Perrysburg Township. It's a new adventure for us but the center offers us to provide the training in one location. No more walking through a sometimes winter wonderland from the classrooms to the music center and back for the morning meeting. Special thanks to the Fire School Committee and others that helped with the packaging. Wishing everyone a very Happy Holidays.


Posted on November 2, 2019

The 2020 Registration Packets have been mailed out. Please remember that the association has adopted the one check system when paying your regular membership dues and charity fund dues. 85% of the current membership elected to pay with one check. All checks can be made out to the NOVFA. On the registration cards there is a box for "State ID" number. This number is assigned by the State of Ohio Fire Marshal's Office. The state id numbers are available in the link below. Industrial Fire Brigades are not assigned a number. We also have a number of Michigan Fire Departments that are members. If you know your Michigan ID number, please list it on the registration card. The Officers of the NOVFA would like to thank all department and associate members for their continued support. 
Ohio ID Numbers

Posted on October 17, 2019
The 2020 Region Fire School is now on-line. Updates will be added as they become available. The classes are being finalized and will be posted when complete. The link to the fire school site is found on our "Links" page.




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