In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, West Chester Township is limiting visitors to its offices. Staff is available to answer questions and assist, but please call the appropriate department or general number, 513-777-5900, before visiting. A staff directory is available online. West Chester is maintaining its operations with some modifications for the safety of the public and staff. Public safety services provided by Police, Fire & EMS, and 911 Dispatch will not be interrupted during this time. More details >>
West Chester Township staff is committed serving your needs during this challenging time. Individual department numbers and emails can be found online. Dial the non-emergency police number in West Chester at 513-777-2231, or contact Fire & EMS at 513-777-1133. In an emergency, call 911. Staff directory >>
Fire & EMS Response
The West Chester Fire Department continues its response to the community taking added precautions for the safety of the public and first responders. On calls for service, Fire & EMS crews will wear appropriate personal protective equipment (face shields and/or goggles, face masks, and gowns). This is for the safety of responding crews and for patients. Upon arrival to a home, business, etc., crews may not immediately make entry. When appropriate, they may first make patient assessments from a distance. Patients may be asked to put on a mask provided by first responders before being treated and/or transported for treatment. The Fire Department has cancelled all community outreach programs at this time. More details >>
The West Chester Police Department is prioritizing road patrol units. Administrative duties, outreach functions and non-critical investigations have taken a back seat to putting officers on the street handling the immediate public safety needs of the community. Additionally, West Chester Police is implementing limited reporting procedures to minimize personal contact and possible exposure of citizens and officers in efforts to help stop the spread of infectious disease. More details >>
West Chester Township benefits from a state-of-the-art facility that dispatches police, fire and emergency medical personnel. These 911 dispatchers remain on duty to answer emergency calls from the public. The 911 Emergency Communications Center has a crisis-staffing plan in place to ensure trained dispatchers are always ready to take your call. During this health crisis, those calling 911 will be pre-screened by dispatchers. Please stay calm and provide as much information as possible, including your exact address, any time you speak to a dispatcher by phone.
Township Meetings & Activities
Official public meetings are expected to convene as scheduled, but please visit the homepage of the website and check the web calendar for updates and additional options for being a part of the meeting. West Chester TV broadcasts the live-to-tape meetings on Spectrum and posts meeting videos to Vimeo.
West Chester and local partners have decided to postpone or cancel most upcoming public community events and gatherings. West Chester officials will re-evaluate the status of future events every 30 days. Check back regularly for calendar updates online, or email/call 513-759-7301. View list >>
Volunteer Senior Van Service
Supporting the senior citizens of West Chester is critical at this time as they are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. The Volunteer Senior Van Transportation Service remains available on a very limited basis for critical needs. West Chester residents older than 60 years are eligible for free transportation to critical medical appointments and necessary trips. This program is operated with volunteer drivers who freely give their time and energy to the service, helping as many seniors as possible. Please call 513-759-7208 to schedules appointments at least 24 hours in advance. More details >>
Park amenities remain open to the public for walks, but please refrain from using playground equipment. Restrooms at Beckett Park are available to allow for good hygiene and hand-washing; Keehner Park restrooms will be opened mid-April as usual and weather permitting. Please use caution while enjoying West Chester parks, maintaining safe distance from others and avoiding commonly touched surfaces.
With questions or concerns about rental of Muhlhauser Barn, email/call 513-759-3960.
With questions or concerns about rental of park shelters, email/call 513-759-7303.
In addition to regular visits to the CDC and Butler Health Department websites for information, taking the time to follow your local community communication channels is also important. West Chester will communicate critical information about local response through the Newsroom, an electronic newsletter (subscribe online), and official social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter (@westchestertwp) and Nextdoor.com.
At this time, organizers with VFW Post 7696 West Chester Ohio continue to plan for the Memorial Day Parade - West Chester on Monday, May 25. Here's how to register for the parade: http://ow.ly/N4N650yZE5a
It's demolition week! While work is underway on Duff Drive, crews are operating out of a new temporary location at 4976 Provident Drive, just about a half mile north of Station 73 in the same neighborhood. Stakeholders in the area should expect little change in response times. Last summer, after reviewing options and estimated costs for renovation or rebuilding the outdated fire station, the West Chester Board of Trustees elected to demolish the old building and construct new in its place. West Chester's five fire stations are in operations 24 hours each day and seven days per week, every day of the year. http://ow.ly/jCfF50yIWAC
We know it's tough to stay home in spring when the weather is gorgeous, but it's something we all must do to stay safe. Help Ohio flatten the curve by staying at home! Remember, only essential travel is allowed in Ohio at this time. Not sure what is essential? Check out the Ohio Department of Health checklist for essential travel: https://bit.ly/2Jlgn7h
Nature Basket goes virtual Wednesday, April 8! The video presentation will be posted at 10:30 a.m. Kids and families are encouraged to watch and participate from home. For the craft, you'll need a toilet paper roll, paper, scissors, glue or tape, and crayons or markers. http://ow.ly/JMPP50z3uJw