The Fredericktown Firefighters Association will be holding its annual Easter Egg hunt at our firehouse, 139 Columbus Road. The event will begin with the blast of the airhorns at 10am sharp. Those wanting to attend should arrive 15-20 minutes early in order to find parking and be in place before the hunt starts. The better the weather, the larger the turnout.
As always, our firefighters are very excited to have this event, give back, and meet you!
For the past ten years, the firefighters of the Fredericktown Community Fire District have conducted an annual firefighter toy drive, benefitting local families. This Saturday, December 10 from 10:00am to 1:00pm, they will be holding a toy drop-off at the firehouse located at 139 Columbus Road in Fredericktown.
The Firefighter Toy Drive, sponsored by the association has no ties to a national program and is completely a volunteer effort of hard work and giving.
Working through the Fredericktown branch of the Knox County Inter Church, the group gathers only the need and non-identifying information to help with selecting the toys in mid-December. This year, the firefighters are shopping for 122 children within the fire district.
There are several ways to help with the project. New and unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the fire station, 139 Columbus Road in Fredericktown, seven days a week from 9am-7pm. Monetary donations can be dropped off at the station or mailed to Fredericktown Firefighters Association, 139 Columbus Road. Checks should be made out to the Fredericktown Firefighters Association, with “Toy Drive” in the memo field. No amount is too big or small, the ability for this drive to be so successful is from great community support by many.
“Fire boots have been distributed out into local businesses and corporations to allow us to collect donations and purchase the needed toys,” said Bostic. “We operate our toy drive with no overhead and all volunteer work. Money collected goes directly toward the purpose.”
For more information on the toy drive or how to help, please contact Bernadette Smith at 740-507-8605. Updates will be posted on the website at www.fredericktownfire.net
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The Fredericktown Community Fire District will host a Fall Food Drive, benefitting the Fredericktown Area InterChurch on Saturday, October 29 from 12:00-4:00pm. The event will be held at firehouse, located at 139 Columbus Road in Fredericktown.
We will be accepting non-perishable food items to help stock the shelves here in our local community. Trucks will be on display, fire prevention materials will be available, games, and meet some of your local firefighters.
For more information on the event, please contact Stephanie at 740-390-0505
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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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.