T417 was dispatched at 9:36pm to CR 182 in Morrow County on a report of a chimney fire. This was a mutual-aid request from the Big Walnut Joint Fire District (Sta. 39).
While en-route we advised that we had an engine crew available as well and were asked to respond. E419 and G414 responded to the scene. This was upgraded to a working structure fire. T417 supplied T34 with water and crew of T417 made entry with crew from Sta. 39. Additional incoming crews from E419 and G414 assisted with overhaul in the attic/roof areas.
There were a total of 13 FCFD firefighters and two cadets that responded to this call. All FCFD units were back in quarters by 11:25pm.
CH411, G412, G414, E413, T417 responded to Armstrong Road, north of Mishey Road at 5:44pm on Tuesday evening for the report of a grass fire. Upon arrival to the scene, CH411 advised that there was about 1/4 acre of woods that were on fire.
G412 made initial attack, stretching hose reels to hit perimeter areas, E413 then stretched an 1 3/4″ line further along the area that was burning. Crews had to cut open a few stumps and use hand tools to finish suppressing the fire.
There were a total of 10 FCFD personnel and one cadet that responded to this call. All crews were back in quarters by 6:58pm.
We have received a call from a resident within the Fire District that they were contacted to donate funds to the Fredericktown Community Fire District. The FCFD is not soliciting funds not do we have a third party selecting funds at this time. Please disregard the call, do not give any personal information or financial information to them.
If you have any questions, please contact the firehouse at 740-694-9701.
CH411, E419, E413, T417 responded to the 12000 block of Fredericktown-Amity Road at 2:16am on Monday morning for the report of an odor investigation. Upon arrival to the scene, CH411 advised that evacuation was in progress and smoke in the garage. The incident was then marked as a chimney fire.
Upon arrival to the scene the crew of E419 went to work on removing fire from the chimney clean-out and the wood burning stove. Crews encountered high heat around the chimney and a large amount of creosote. Incoming crews from T417 and E413 went to work on the roof utilizing a device to break up the burning material where it could be removed.
Crews utilized a thermal imaging camera to check walls and areas around the chimney for fire extension and progress on extinguishing the fire.
There were no working smoke detectors in the home at the time of the fire.
There were a total of 8 FCFD personnel that responded to this call. No injuries to the homeowners, pets, or firefighters were sustained. All crews were back in quarters by 4:11am.
CH411, R415, G412, and G414 were dispatched at 8:37pm on Monday night to Ohio 13 in Richland County on a two-vehicle MVC. This was a mutual-aid request by the Jefferson Township Fire Department.
FCFD crews assisted with patient extrication and provided support as needed.
The FCFD had a total of 14 personnel respond to this call.
CH411, E419, and R415 were dispatched at 7:01pm on Monday night to Salem Avenue in Fredericktown on the report of smell of smoke in the structure.
Upon arrival to the scene, a multi-family two-story structure was found with evacuation in progress. The crew of E419 located an apartment with food that had burned on the stove. No damage was found and no injuries.
The FCFD had a total of nine personnel respond to this call. All FCFD units were back in quarters by 7:26pm.
CH411 and E419 were dispatched at 9:41pm on Saturday night to West High Street in Mount Vernon on the report of a residential structure fire.
This was a mutual-aid request from the Mount Vernon Fire Department.
E419 was cancelled while enroute to the scene. The FCFD had a total of 13 personnel respond to the call.
CH411 and R415 were dispatched at 6:35am Sunday morning to Netherland Road to assist the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and a towing company with a vehicle in the water. Upon arrival to the scene, with a crew from R415 in Mustang water rescue suits they assisted in the recovery of a vehicle at the boat ramp to Knox Lake.
There were a total of 10 FCFD personnel that responded to the call. All FCFD units were back in quarters by 7:17am.
As the new year is almost upon us, we know that many are celebrating it. As much as we enjoy meeting our residents and those passing through the fire district, we would rather not see you tonight on negative terms. If you drink, do the responsible thing and don’t drive. Call a friend, a cab, or simply stay where you are. Nothing is worth risking your life or the lives of others on the roadway.
We at the Fredericktown Community Fire District wish you a very Happy New Year.
R415, G412, G414 were dispatched at 3:18pm on Sunday afternoon to Front Street in the Village of Fredericktown on the report of a gas leak.
Upon arrival to scene the crew of R415 checked the residence with a multi-gas meter with no readings of a leak found. Units went in service at 3:40pm.
The FCFD had a total of ten firefighters and one cadet respond to this call.