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Poinsettia Sale

FCFD firefighters are selling poinsettias to raise fund for the annual toy drive and food for the hungry. Prices are the same as last year small $5, medium $10, large $15. Red and white are available. Final order must be in by November 27.

Firefighters will also be selling at the Fredericktown Christmas Walk on December 2 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Orders can be placed through one of our firefighters or by calling 740-507-8605

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!

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.

Quality service and partnerships keep us going…

Firefighters were on station on Wednesday working with Howell Rescue from Kettering, Ohio to perform preventative maintenance on our hydraulic rescue tools from Genesis.

The FCFD operates R415 out of station one with a slightly larger compliment of tools (cutters, spreaders, combi-tool, several rams, and plenty of accessories. E413 operates out of station two in Pike Twp with a slightly smaller set of equipment, but both systems are compatible.

All of the hydraulic equipment was purchased through grant money from a highly competitive grant called the Assistance to Firefighters Grant from FEMA.

YOUR firefighters on station today working with vendors to make sure that equipment is kept up and ready at a moments notice.#VOLUNTEERSTRONG#FCFD#RESCUE#HOWELL#GENESISTOOLS#DOWORK

Taking time…taking care of our fleet

Members taking a little extra time tonight while enjoying the weather to clean up our apparatus and keep our fleet looking top notch. While tonight these trucks may be clean, we won’t hesitate to get these things dirty and put them to work.

We have some of the finest equipment through solid planning, saving, and teamwork in getting what will serve the community the best. Our past fireboards, chiefs, officers, and firefighters have paved us a solid path to success and we pride ourselves in what we have here at the FCFD.

Opening lines of communication

Firefighters were out in the community last night speaking with our local village council. With the changes to the makeup of the board of trustees, we wanted to open lines of communication, provide an opportunity for them to ask questions of our operations, and to let them know of our concern of the rumor of the discussion of a merger (with EMS) that are out in the community.

We have been able to answer a great number of questions over the last month or so as our members have been attending local meetings. Both public and elected officials have been active in numerous conversations.

Our doors are open, this is YOUR fire department and we enjoy serving this community.

Here is the link to the Mount Vernon News – http://mountvernonnews.com/article/2017/04/18/fredericktown-firefighters-against-merger-with-ems/

If these pages could talk…

If the pages of this fire run log from 1975 and 1976 belonging to the Fredericktown Community Fire District could only talk.

They fought fire with less airpacks, water issues, they exrtricated crash victims by different means, and worked through it, along with so much more. While some members may still be alive, there are those that have passed on. The ways that we fight fire have changed, the equipment that we use has changed, our gear is safer, our training better, our trucks state of the art… 

What hasn’t changed at the FCFD you ask? The drive, the passion, the heart, the mission, the people. We live here, work here, and serve here.

#FCFD #VOLUNTEER #DOWORK #FIREFIGHTER #HISTORY

FCFD to hold pinning ceremony on June 30 at 6:00pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 23, 2016

Contact: Jason Bostic – FFII/PIO/CFSI
Tel: (740) 627-1664
jbostic@fredericktownfire.net

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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