Daniel Stitzel, Fire Chief
Chief Stitzel comes to Riverside with over 30 years of service with in the fire service. Beginning as a volunteer in New Carlisle, he was later hired by the City of Huber Heights and served for 24 years as a firefighter / paramedic and was promoted to lieutenant in 2003. Obtaining his police certification in 1998, he served as the lead fire/arson investigator for the city for 9 years. He left Huber Heights in 2012 and accepted a Deputy Fire Chief’s position with the City of Mason in 2012. He has worked as an adjunct faculty at Sinclair Community College Fire Science program for the last 17 years and worked as a private fire investigator until he began serving the citizen of Riverside as the Fire Chief in February of 1017. He enjoys spending time with his family, camping and fishing in his spare time.
Anne Wood, Assistant to the Fire Chief
Welcome to the City of Riverside Fire Department
The City of Riverside provides fire and medical response services to 26,000-plus residents over 8.5 square miles. We are a department of 52 uniformed personnel. The department has 2 fire stations each manned by four firefighter/EMTs and a Battalion Chief. Personnel respond to both medical and fire calls. We hope that the information within this site will be helpful and useful.
Open Burning Requirements for Recreational Fires
- The fire must be for cooking or recreational purpose.
- Only well seasoned wood shall be burned. The fire cannot be used to dispose of trash or yard waste (No material such as leaves, grass, or garbage).
- The maximum pit or fire ring diameter is three (3) feet by three (3) feet. The fire can be no greater than two (2) feet in height.
- The fire has to be at least 25 feet from any combustible materials.
- Never conduct a recreational fire during strong wind conditions or during a dry period that can cause the fire to spread.
- Do not have a recreational fire when it can create an offensive or objectionable smoke condition. If there are complaints regarding a recreational fire, you may be asked to extinguish the fire.
- The fire shall be constantly attended by a responsible adult until extinguished.
- A fire extinguisher with a 4-A rating, working garden hose, buckets of sand, or other suitable means for extinguishing the fire must be provided at the site.
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