We'd like to take the opportunity to welcome you to the Local IAFF 3111 website. Our goal is to build an open line of communication between our union and the community we serve. While our first priority is always to maintain the highest level of safety for our staff and the community members we serve, we are continually committed to building a honest channel of communication with Anderson Township residents and other IAFF local chapters.


Firefighter/Paramedic Kevin Ollier / September 5, 2014



It is with great sadness that L3111 announces the unexpected passing of Firefighter/Paramedic Kevin Ollier this morning. Brother Ollier joined the fire department and L3111 in February 2001.  Before coming to Anderson Township, he served as a firefighter/paramedic with the Union Township Fire Department.  He started his career there part time in 1990 and joined the career ranks in 1992.  He also worked for University Hospital Mobile Care from 1994-2012.  He was also currently employed as a nurse at University Hospital. 

We will pass along funeral information as it becomes available.


Remembering Firefighter/Paramedic Bill Ellison / March 08, 2011


Today marks the 10 year anniversary of the fire that fatally injured Local 3111 member Firefighter/Paramedic Bill Ellison. Brother Ellison was searching a home in Miami Township for a possible victim when he fell through the floor.  He suffered severe burns that ultimately took his life on March 20, 2001.  Local 3111 would appreciate if everyone takes a moment to think of Brother Ellison and his family today. 

For more information about Brother Ellision, please visit our Memorial page


L3111 Members Participate in Ice Rescue Training / February 17, 2011


Anderson Lieutenant Sean Smith and Firefighter Brian Carlson recently participated in ice rescue training. The training was hosted by Hamilton Ohio Fire Department IAFF Local 20.


L3111 Firefighters Support Local Families / December 20, 2010

With the Christmas season upon us,  the Anderson Firefighters  Local 3111 has stepped up to help Forest Hills families in need by providing one hundred  $25.00 gift cards.

The gift cards were decided to be Wal-Mart cards to allow choices for food or clothing items of need. Marvin Conley represented the Union and presented the cards to Mrs. Wanda Nime, the school counselor at Sherwood Elementary, on Tuesday, December 14th.  She, as well as many other teachers and school staff were very appreciative of our donation and we have been assured that it will help many families in our community. 



Auto Accident with Entrapment on Bridle Road / December 18, 2009

Anderson Fire Units responded to a single car accident with entrapment.  Crews arrived on scene to find the guardrail through the car.  The patient was extricated and transported by Air Care to the regional trauma center at University Hospital.

Please click the photo to see pictures of the accident



Greater Cincinnati Haz Mat foam training / September, 2009

Anderson Firefighters participated in the foam training taught by members of the Greater Cincinnati Hazmat Unit.  Fire Companies from Anderson, Cincinnati, Mariemont practiced application of foam on simulated spills from truck tanks and rail cars. Cooperative training events such as these are critical since actual large-scale incidents will likely involve a response from multiple agencies. Anderson Companies involved included Quint 101 and Foam 101.

Please click the photo below to see pictures of the training


President Visits Anderson Township / Labor Day 2009

On Labor Day 2009, President Obama visited Anderson Township to attend the annual AFL-CIO picnic at Coney Island and Riverbend Music Center.  At the request of the U.S. Secret Service, 12 members of IAFF Local 3111 assisted with EMS coverage for the estimated crowd of 10,000 attendees.  In addition, fire coverage was provided for the nearby Marine One landing zone at Kellogg Park.

Please click the photo below to see photos of the visit.


Swiftwater Rescue Class / April 19, 2009

Anderson Township has several bodies of water, including over 15 miles of shoreline on the Little Miami and Ohio Rivers.  These bodies of water are a source of recreation and commerce, but pose immediate danger to those that work and play in and around these bodies of water. Anderson Township Firefighters along with Firefighters from; the City of Cincinnati, Green Township, Evendale, Deerfield Township, Sycamore Township, Miami Township, Montgomery County and the City of Hamilton participated in a  four day Swift Water Operations Class. Students learned many techniques to deal with victims in the water such as victim self rescue, shore based rescue, boat assisted rescue, boat based rescue and hands-on in the water victim rescue. The class was hosted by the Anderson Township Fire Department and was taught by Instructors from The Ohio State Fire Academy. The ten Anderson Firefighters and members from seven other participating fire departments would like to thank the Instructors; R. Smith, G. Light, B. Beach, D. Oakley, M. Lotz III and D. Hyland for an excellent class.

Please click the photo below to see pictures of the training.


Fire Department Secretary Retires / March 27, 2009

Congratulations to Anderson Township Fire and Rescue Department secretary, Gloria Thompson, on her retirement.  Gloria spent 12 years working for the township, with much of her last years spent with the fire department.  L3111 would like to thank Gloria for her hard work and we hope she finds much joy in her retirement.  Gloria, you will be missed.


World's Largest Office Party Photos / February 2, 2009

Many people gave members of Local 3111 tips to have their picture taken with the horse at the World's Largest Office Party.  The money raised from our boots went directly to MDA.  These pictures were promised to those people, and we would like to apologize for the long delay getting them posted on our site.  Please visit the gallery here.


Website Down Time / December 17, 2008

L3111 would like to apologize for our website's unscheduled down time over the past week.  Please stop back for updates in the near future. 


World's Largest Office Party / December 4, 2008

Please join Local 3111 members as we guest bartend at the World's Largest Office Party on Thursday, December 11th.  Proceeds for this years event benefit MDA, an organization that the IAFF supports nationwide.  For more information on MDA please go to www.mda.orgClick Here for more information on the World's Largest Office Party.  We look forward to seeing you there, and don't forget to tip our boots!


Anderson Redskins Advance to State Finals / November 21, 2008

Local 3111 would like to congratulate the Anderson High School Redskins football team on advancing to the Division II State Finals game.  They defeated Columbus St. Francis DeSales 14-10 tonight at Dayton Welcome Stadium. Good luck to the Redskins as they defend their state championship title next week.


Firefighter Disorientation Training / November 15, 2008

Anderson Firefighters Brian Carlson and Mark Cunningham participate in firefighter disorientation drills as part of the Hamilton County Fire Chiefs Firefighter Safety and Survival class. The two day class was hosted by Sycamore Township Fire Department.


Change Your Batteries / November 1, 2008

Local 3111 would like to remind you that when you change your clocks, make sure you change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.  This is a good time to make sure all your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms are working properly, make sure you test them as well.


Severe Wind Storm Hits Cincinnati - L3111 Members Make 191 Calls for Assistance / September 21, 2008

A wind storm from the remnants of Hurricane Ike made it's way through the Greater Cincinnati area during the afternoon of Sunday, September 14.  Winds in excess of 70 mph toppled trees and power lines leaving much of Anderson Township, and the Cincinnati area, without power for a couple days.  Some residents did not get their electricity back for more than a week.  During the 48 hours following the storm, Local 3111 members made 191 emergency calls.  A majority of which (110) were for reports of power lines down.  Other calls included assisting residents with medical emergencies as a result of the storm.  Local 3111 members generally make about 300 calls during an entire month. 


Former Anderson Firefighter Receives Distinguished Service Cross / September 10, 2008

Former Anderson Township Firefighter Chief Warrant Officer 5 David F. Cooper was presented the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., on July 11, 2008.  Cooper served during both wars in Iraq, including the War on Terror.  During a firefight in central Iraq in 2006, he was left the lone helicopter protecting ground troops after another chopper was shot down.  Low on fuel and ammunition he made the risky decision to land and transfer fuel and ammunition from the downed helicopter to his own.  This act left him vulnerable to attack, but it ultimately saved the lives of the troops on the ground.  The DSC is the Army's second highest award for combat valor and is awarded for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States during military operations. This is the eleventh DSC to be awarded for actions in Iraq since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  To date, Cooper is the only aviator to receive the DSC non-posthumously for actions in support of the War on Terror.

For more information about the incident please see an article on ArmyTimes.com.


(160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Photo)


5K on 5 Mile Race Results and Photos / July 21, 2008

Photos of the second annual 5K on 5 Mile are now in our photo gallery.  Click here  or the photo below for a link to the gallery.

Race results are available at RunningTime.net.
Click here for a direct link to the 5K on 5 Mile results page.

Welcome to Our New Site / February 20, 2008

It's finally here - the new and improved Anderson Firefighters' website. On these pages you can find out about our most recent calls, get information about charity events and flip through picture galleries of our firefighters hard at work. So look around and check back often for updates. Welcome.

Engine 100 Recognized by Syrian Shriners for Rescue / February 18, 2008

Recently, four Anderson Firefighters were nominated for the Cincinnati Syrian Shriners  Heroism Award as a result of their successful rescue of two trapped occupants in a 2007 house fire. Nominated for the award were firefighters: Bob Herrlinger, Brad Baker, Jeff Durr and Jason Dugan. Fortunately, Jason Parson, who endured a long and painful recovery, was in attendance to show his gratitude and support for the crew that saved his life.

On March 31st, 2007 Anderson Fire Department was dispatched to an early morning structure fire in Station 100’s first due area. Upon arrival, E-100 had heavy fire from the front of the house and the screams of a trapped female occupant. Crew members quickly and aggressively worked to contain the fire while FF Baker broke out a window and pulled the trapped female to safety.

E-100 then made entry through the back door of the single-family house and searched the home for a reported second victim. Searching in near zero visibility and high to moderate heat E-100 with the assistance of Q-101 crew members located the second victim under some furniture and debris. The unconscious victim was quickly removed from the structure and turned over to awaiting crews from Medic 6 and Medic 10 who began immediate ALS treatment.  Due to the severity of the victim’s injuries, the victim was flown from the scene by Air Care to University of Cincinnati Hospital.

Anderson Units on Scene: C-601 (Fire Chief) C-602, C-603, C-605, District Chief 6, E-6, E-10, E-100, Q-101, M-6, M-10.

Mutual Aid: Union Township E-49, M-49 / Little Miami F.D E-76 / Mariemont F.D M-67 / UC Air Care