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FCFD to hold pinning ceremony on June 30 at 6:00pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 23, 2016

Contact: Jason Bostic – FFII/PIO/CFSI
Tel: (740) 627-1664
jbostic@fredericktownfire.net

FCFD to pin honorary firefighter

On Thursday, June 30, the Fredericktown Community Fire District will hold a special ceremony wherein they will make six-year old Brian Ford an honorary firefighter with the FCFD. The ceremony will begin at 6:00pm at our main firehouse at 139 Columbus Road in Fredericktown.

Brian was diagnosed late in 2014 with acute undifferentiated leukemia, which is a rare form of cancer. Since that time he has underwent a bone marrow transplant, expecting that was his cure. Unfortunately his leukemia came back. He received a stem cell transplant in 2016, anticipating it to be the cure, but sadly it wasn’t enough and he is now considered terminal.

Brian was first introduced to our fire district through Firefighter Jason Bostic. Firefighter Bostic is an ambassador to the Scott Firefighter Stair Climb, which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He met Brian and his family shortly after the first diagnosis, going on to make him an honoree the last two years for the international event and bringing him to the firehouse. The two have maintained contact and a bond throughout his battle.

The Thursday event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served after the ceremony. Due to some parking restraints at the firehouse, those who are able may want to park at the old Fredericktown High School located up the street at 117 Columbus Road. Departments sending apparatus should contact the firehouse at 740-694-9701 to coordinate vehicle placement.

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E419 Dispatched M/A with MVFD to Vernedale Drive

CH411 and E419 were dispatched at 9:19pm on Thursday night to Vernedale Drive in Mount Vernon on the report of a grill on fire inside a garage. This was a mutual-aid request from the Mount Vernon Fire Department.
 
E419 responded to the scene with a crew of four. The engine was canceled by the MVFD while en-route to the scene.
 
The FCFD had a total of 11 firefighters respond to this call.

FCFD responds M/A to Shirley Avenue in Mount Vernon

CH411 and E419 were dispatched at 4:34am on Wednesday to Shirley Avenue in Mount Vernon on the report of a single family residential structure fire. This was a mutual-aid request from the Mount Vernon Fire Department.
 
E419 responded to the scene with a crew of six. The crew of E419 assisted with overhaul and suppression.
 
All FCFD units were back in quarters by 6:12am. The FCFD had a total of nine firefighters respond to this call.
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Single Vehicle MVC in 17000 Block of Old Mansfield Road

IMG_2786CH411, R415, G412, G414 were dispatched at 1:17pm on Wednesday to the 17000 block of Old Mansfield Road on the report of a single vehicle crash with a male trapped underneath the vehicle. Due to the nature of the call, EMS requested the first available medical helicopter to respond to the scene.

Upon arrival to the scene, crews found a full-size pickup truck on its side in a field west of the roadway. The patient had self-extricated from under the truck. C411 and the crew of R415 assisted in patient care and an additional helicopter was requested to the scene for a second patient. Other incoming FCFD crews assisted with landing zone setup in the field nearby, and assisted with patient care/transport to the helicopters. A medic from the Mount Vernon Fire Department was requested to transport a third patient.

All FCFD crews were back in quarters by 2:57pm. A total of 8 FCFD personnel responded to the scene

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Firefighters train on single-lane tank system

Firefighters and cadets met on station for their regular training last night. Training was led by FF Heath Kempton who went over operations with our single lane tank and the concepts of shuttling water. Asst. Chief Dwayne Canter instructed on the draft operations with R415 and familiarized the group with the differences in using the air-primer system that it uses.

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Interested in becoming a fire cadet?

Attention, any student entering the 9th grade this fall or older!
Do you want to have fun this summer?
Do you want to learn?
Do you want to give back to your community?

If any of this interests you, give us a call and hear about the FCFD Cadet Program.
We’re having a parent meeting on Tuesday May 24th. At the Firehouse, 139 Columbus Rd.

Any questions, please message us or call the advisors.
Jeremy Moss 740-5014804
Bernie Douglas 740-507-7859.

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Wooster Road MVC involves tractor

CH411, R415, E413, G412, G414, were dispatched at 5:46pm to the 16000 block of Wooster Road (Ohio 3) on the report of a two vehicle crash involving a tractor. SQ451 and R451 from College Township were dispatched automatic-aid for this run to Pike Township.

No extrication was required. Crews worked to contain diesel and transmission fluid and remained on scene for a significant period of time for cleanup.

The FCFD had 13 firefighters and two cadets respond to the call. All crews were back in quarters by 8:54pm.

M/A Structure Fire with Station 39

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.

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Fire sends FCFD to Pike Twp

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.

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FCFD not soliciting funds

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.