Archive for October 2015

FCFD called for M/A assist to Fredericktown EMS

The FCFD was dispatched at 10:10pm on Saturday, October 24 to East Fifth Street in the Village of Fredericktown.  The mutual-aid run was a request from Fredericktown EMS for manpower on a cardiac arrest call.  The FCFD had nine personnel respond to the call.

MVC shuts down Ohio 13 on Saturday 10/24/2015

CH411, CH412, R415, G412, G414, and T417 were dispatched at 4:36pm last Saturday to the area of Cassell Road and Ohio 13 on the report of a car versus semi crash. Upon arrival to the scene CH412 marked that there was a working car fire.

The crew from R415 stretched a 1 ¾” attack line for suppression.

FCFD crews were on scene until 6:45pm. There were a total of 13 FCFD personnel that responded to the call.



FCFD responds to Yankee Street MVC

CH411, R415, G414 were dispatched at 10:03pm on Tuesday night to the 11000 block of Yankee Street on the report of a single vehicle motor vehicle crash.  Upon arrival by CH411 a single vehicle was found just off the roadway with moderate damage to the drivers side.

The crew of R415 disabled the battery and secured the vehicle while crews kept the roadway shut down for the Ohio State Highway Patrol to investigate.

All FCFD crews were back in quarters by 11:37pm.  There were a total of 15 personnel who responded to the call.

FCFD responds M/A to grass fire in Morrow County

CH411 and T417 were dispatched at 7:26pm on Tuesday night to the area of Ohio 314 and CR 119 in Morrow County on a grass fire.  This was a mutual-aid request with eight FCFD personnel responding.

FCFD responds M/A to Morrow Co

E419, CH412 were dispatched at 10:07am on Tuesday to the 8000 block of CR 50 in Morrow County on a residential structure fire.  This mutual-aid request was for manpower. Crews were back in quarters by 11:25am.

The FCFD had five personnel respond to the call.

Busy week, and reminders

Things have busy around the FCFD the past few days or so with runs.  Some runs in district and others mutual-aid.  One thing that has kept crews around Knox County busy however have been grass/field fires that are being quickly spread by the unpredictable winds and dry conditions that exist in the fall.

Did you know that during the months of March, April, May, October, and November; between the hours of 6:00am and 6:00pm that there is NO OPEN BURNING PERMITTED in the State of Ohio?  Thats right, we are right in the middle of a BURN BAN!  Dry conditions, the right type of tinder on the ground, harvested fields or those waiting to be harvested are just a spark away from a raging inferno that can move rapidly out of control.

Even after the hours of the BURN BAN you should exercise extreme caution before lighting your outdoor fire.  If high winds exist, don’t light it and find a better time.

If ever you feel that the fire is out of control, call 911 immediately to get firefighters on the way to quickly extinguish the fire.