Archive for June 2017

Dry hydrant testing

Crews were out in the fire district the other day working on the dry hydrants that we utilize for water supply.  With 115 sq miles of district and only about 2 sq miles that have hydrants, these are crucial for us to have for suppression.   Firefighters spent time testing, flowing, maintaining, and training on the hydrants and trucks.

Have a pond or body of water and interested in letting us use it?  Contact us!

Water rescue M/A with MVFD

CH411, R415, G412, BOAT416 were dispatched at 7:33pm on Saturday evening to Dike Road in Mount Vernon on the report of several persons hung up in the river. This was a mutual-aid run with the Mount Vernon Fire Department.

FCFD personnel assisted with several members in water rescue suits in the water, along with shore crews to work a coordinated rescue with the MVFD.

The FCFD had 14 personnel respond to this call, maintaining another crew on station to cover other additional runs in our district.

Fireground work, topic of training

Firefighters at our last regular training worked on response, sizeup, making the stretch, tactics, and search. This was a great opportunity for our crews to work together, bond, and build teamwork while grabbing some great training.

First Responder day at Kokosing campground

Great day out doing some PR at the Kokosing Lake and Campground for first responder day. Fredericktown Community Fire District, Fredericktown EMS, Air Evac 107, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. We enjoyed meeting so many people, sharing, and answering questions.

Plenty of goodies for the kids to pickup, truck tours, and plenty of water to be sprayed.

Looking forward to next time.

Truck checks

Vehicle maintenance and truck checks. Doesn’t seem like much to many, but it is a large part of staying mission ready and knowing that your equipment will do its job.

Crews last night went over the apparatus top to bottom, every compartment, tool, engine, etc.