Established in 2016, Short Creek Joint Fire District serves the residents of Adena, Smithfield, Smithfield Township, and outlying areas in Jefferson and Harrison counties. It became evident that the need for paid fire and ems services in our township, as volunteer memberships declined, with increasing call volume. Thus, the fire district was born. Short Creek Fire District serves approximately 3500 people in 40 square miles and runs on average 600 calls a year. SCJFD is a full time fire department with 2 firefighter/ emt's staffing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year out of 2 firehouses with volunteers and mutual aid covering  second calls and other emergencies. SCJFD is contracted to provide a multitude of services ranging from medical emergencies, structure fires, rescue operations, hazardous materials, and more. SCJFD operates under a fire board comprised of members of council in Adena and Smithfield, as well as a Smithfield Township trustee. The fire district is dedicated to the protection of lives and property, as well as public service to our community.

Fire Prevention Week 2019- BL West Elementary

Crews went to Buckeye Local West Elementary for their annual fire prevention week. Students learned about the dangers of fire, exit drills in the home, smoke detectors, stop/drop/roll, and more! Students also were able to go outside and see the engine, ambulance, the equipment fireman use every day, and to never fear a firefighter in gear!

Trunk or Treat- Smithfield Hill

Short Creek Fire District crews took part in the first annual Trunk or Treat on Smithfield hill! Members brought Engine 2217 and Squad 2273 to hand out candy and stickers to local kids as well as teach them of the importance of fire safety for fire prevention month. SCFD is dedicated to serving the community and participating in public outreach events throughout the township!