What was the biggest fire in the history of Greenville?
The City of Greenville has experienced several large fires in its history.
Several of these notable fires are:

• Palais Garden, Wayne Street, January 23, 1929 – one boy killed
• Sherman-White Poultry Plant, December 12, 1932 – Firefighter George E. Grossman killed in the line of duty
• Treaty Co. Foundry, Gray Avenue, July 14, 1941
• Producer's Creamery, Gray Ave., March 6, 1947 – 3 killed, 1 injured
• Cedar Point Auto Wrecking Co., 36 East, April 6, 1948
• Fairgrounds Secretary's Office, December 3, 1949
• Greenville Country Club, 36 East, January 30, 1951
• Treaty Company, Gray Avenue, April 23, 1951
• Fairgrounds Stock Pavilion, February 14, 1954
• Fairgrounds Horse Barn, March 2, 1954
• Hobart Brothers, Martin Street, December 4, 1957
• Basil Grubbs, Hall Street, May 3, 1966
• Darke County Tile Mill, Chestnut Street, August 13, 1976
• Darke County Home, 127 South, August 13, 1976
• Residential Fire, Martin and Warren Streets, February 14, 1991 – 4 Firefighters’ trapped and rescued via ladder
• Residential Fire, 112 Montgomery Street, September 16, 2007 – 5 killed, 4 injured
• Warehouse Fire, 126 West Third Street, July 16, 2010 – Arson fire, two person’s convicted

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1. How do I obtain a copy of a fire report?
2. How many Fire Stations are in the City of Greenville?
3. What is the ISO rating of the City of Greenville?
4. Are there always Firefighters on-duty at the Greenville Fire Department?
5. How many Firefighters are at the fire station?
6. What kind of work schedule does a Firefighter have?
7. What is a typical workday for a Firefighter?
8. Are there ranks among the Greenville Firefighters? If so, what are they? How is a Firefighter promoted?
9. Who is in charge of the Greenville Firefighters?
10. What does the fire department do on a fire scene?
11. What is your Department’s average response time to an emergency?
12. How many fires does your Department respond to each year?
13. What was the biggest fire in the history of Greenville?
14. What do I do when I see an emergency vehicle approaching when I am driving?
15. Why do I see fire trucks at the grocery store or at other stores?
16. Why do the fire trucks turn on their lights to back into the station?
17. Why does the fire engine respond to auto accidents?
18. What does it mean when my smoke alarm chirps?
19. What should I do if I need a smoke detector?
20. Is it possible to tour the fire station?
21. Does the Greenville Fire Department refill fire extinguishers?
22. When should I call 9-1-1?
23. When reporting a fire, what do I tell the dispatcher?
24. When reporting a MEDICAL emergency, what do I tell the dispatcher?
25. When reporting a VEHICLE accident, what do I tell the dispatcher?
26. How does a person become a Greenville Firefighter?