FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2016
Contact: Jason Bostic – FFII/PIO/CFSI
Tel: (740) 627-1664
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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CH411, 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
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.
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.
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.