M/A on Richland County Crash

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.

FCFD responds to Salem Avenue

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.

FCFD dispatched M/A to Mount Vernon

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.


FCFD responds to vehicle in the water

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.

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Party responsibly, Don’t Drink and Drive

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.

FCFD responds to investigate complaint of a gas leak

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.


FCFD responds to camper fire on Tuttle Avenue

CH411, E419, E413, R415, T417, G412, and G414 were dispatched at 12:09pm on Sunday to Tuttle Avenue in the Village of Fredericktown on the report of a trailer on fire. An engine from the Mount Vernon Fire Department was dispatched mutual-aid as well.

While fire units were enroute to the scene, additional reports from Fredericktown P.D. advised this was a fully involved camper on fire and not a trailer.

Upon arrival, the crew of E419 stretched an 1 3/4” attack line for suppression, and additional incoming units assisted with extinguishing the debris.

According to Chief Scott Mast, the fire was accidental in nature and started in the area of an electric space heater.

The FCFD had a total of 14 personnel respond to this call. Crews were back in service by 12:54.


FCFD responds M/A to Morrow County on structure fire

CH411, E419, E413, T417, G412 were dispatched at 4:50am on Friday morning to the 6000 block of CR 15 in Morrow County on a residential structure fire. This was a mutual-aid request from the Central Ohio Joint Fire District.

The crew of E419 assisted with overhaul operations. E413 and G412 were put in service before arriving on scene. FCFD crews were back in quarters by 6:35am.

The FCFD had a total of 13 personnel respond to this call.


Amity Fire damages home on Saturday night

The Fredericktown Community Fire District was dispatched at 8:32pm on Saturday night to the 20000 block of Fredericktown-Amity Road in Pike Twp. on the initial report of a garage fire. College Township Fire Department was also dispatched for an engine, automatic-aid on the initial call.

While enroute to the scene, FCFD Chief Scott Mast requested additional tankers off the run card with College Township and the Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District responding. Medic 441 from Fredericktown EMS was also dispatched to standby at the scene. Additional reports while en route to the scene indicated that this was a residential structure fire.

Upon arrival to the scene by Chief Mast was that there was “fire coming from the garage, and heavy smoke from the remainder of the house.”

The first arriving engine company was from Station 450 who made an initial attack on the fire. Other additional incoming companies stretched additional 1 ¾” attack lines, completed a search of the structure, extinguished remaining fire, and ventilated the residence.

An estimated 5000 gallons of water were used in total to extinguish the fire.

A lengthy period of time was involved on scene due to difficult overhaul operations to locate further fire within the structure.

The fire is actively being investigated at this time and was turned over to the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office on Saturday night.

The home was not occupied at the time of the fire, and was called in by a neighbor. The family lost three dogs and two cats in the fire.

There was no damage estimate to the home.

The FCFD had a total of 16 firefighters respond to this call. In total, four engines, three tankers, two rescues, and two grass trucks responded to the scene. All FCFD units were in service 12:15am.


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Boots in the community for Toy Drive donations

toydriveOur fire boots are still out in the community for donation collection for just a couple more weeks. Thank you to everyone that has donated so far and is helping to make Christmas a little brighter for the children in our community.  You will find these fire boots at businesses around Fredericktown.  Please, if you can, any size donation helps!  Thank you!
Did you know that the Fredericktown Firefighters Association toy drive is a standalone drive? Yes, thats correct, our drive is operated independently by our members with 100% volunteer work. 

Did you know that we work directly with Fredericktown Interchurch to identify the local need?  With the assistance of Interchurch we find out minimal information such as age and boy/girl to know how many people that we will be shopping for.  Families sign up through their organization thus removing that process from our toy drive.

Did you know that our toys stay in the Fredericktown area?  Thats right, the money and toys that come in through our toy drive stay local to our fire district.  There is a significant need within our area alone and we strive to make sure that we are able to provide for families here.

How are we funded?  Our drive is funded solely through donations and a community grant that we have received from Walmart.  No district funds are used for the toy drive.  Our flower sales, boot drive, and donations that are sent in directly for the toy drive are what makes it happen!