Town Terminates FVFD’s Contract Effective 9-10-2014

Even though a member of the town council had scheduled a meeting w/ Lafayette Township for tomorrow (6-10-14) to discuss a contract proposal, the town council chose to accept another contract for fire coverage at the 6-9-14 town council meeting.

We’ve been asked to vacate Station 1 by September 10th. We truly appreciate the town’s support for all these years, and will still intend to provide excellent fire and emergency services to the town for the duration of our contract.

Q&A about FVFD/Lafayette Township Merger…


This info sheet was developed to help the members of Frankton Volunteer Fire Department answer questions being raised by our friends and neighbors in response to rumors which have surfaced over the last few weeks. For answers to questions not covered in this sheet, please contact Chief Brandon Leisure or Board of Directors President Tony Crum (contact info at end of sheet). PERMISSION IS GRANTED TO COPY AND DISTRIBUTE THIS INFO SHEET IN ITS ENTIRETY TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES. (A printable version is also attached to this post.)

The initial press release about the merger can be found here

Is Frankton Fire Department closing its doors?

Frankton Volunteer… Read the rest

Frankton Fire merging with Lafayette Township

The Frankton Volunteer Fire Department issued a press release on Thursday announcing its impending merger with Lafayette Township in order to provide improved fire and emergency services and a more stable financial foundation for the department. The full press release is attached below.

FVFD Merger – Press Release

2013 Run Statistics (final)

2013 Total Runs: 212
Average Runs Per Day: .58

2013 to-date Total Percentage
Structure Fire 15 7%
Trash Fire 10 5%
Grass/Field/Forest Fire 13 6%
Vehicle Fire 4 2%
Hazardous Material 7 3%
Investigation 20 9%
EMS Assist 36 17%
Motor Vehicle Accident 36 17%
Building Collapse 1 0%
Water/Ice Search & Rescue 3 1%
Rescue 5 2%
Public Service 4 2%
False Alarm 13 6%
Standby 14 7%
Other 31 15%

14 runs in six days as winter storms start the new year

With two snow storms and then the onslaught of subfreezing temperatures, 2014 has gotten off to a fast start for the crews at FVFD. In the first six days of the new year, we’ve already had 14 runs.

Two fire alarms and three vehicle accidents start the list, and then nine EMS Assist and Public Assistance runs (including eight in the last 24 hours!) have kept the crews and trucks busy.

New Year’s Eve and Day were relatively quiet, with just one run early in the morning for lifting assistance, making for a good start to the year… we like it when our friends and family stay safe on the night full of craziness which is normally New Year’s Eve!

January 2nd brought our first… Read the rest

Warming Centers available in Madison Cty…

If you’re without power or without heat during this storm, there are warming centers available in Madison County. If you are able to safely navigate the roads, you can contact Madison County EMA at (765) 642-8727 for warming center information. (Note that travel to a warming center is allowed during the current Travel Warning.)

If you have no way to reach the warming center safely, FVFD can help. Please call Dispatch at (765) 642-0221 and let them know you need assistance and they’ll relay all the necessary information so that we can send units to help you!

Winter Storm info… Travel Warning declared for Madison County!

Madison County has officially declared a Travel Warning status.

This is the highest level of local travel advisory, means that travel may be restricted to emergency management workers only. During a “warning” local travel advisory, individuals are directed to:

  1. refrain from all travel;
  2. comply with necessary emergency measures;
  3. cooperate with public officials and disaster services forces in executing emergency operations plans; and
  4. obey and comply with the lawful directions of properly identified officers.

Due to the Travel Warning Emergency Declaration, any vehicles that are obstructing the roadways may be towed at owners expense.

The latest travel status can always be located here.

Accident, Car vs Train, 2500 Block of CR 100W… 10-21-2013

At 11:27 p.m. on Monday, 10-21, Station 30 and Frankton Ambulance were dispatched to the scene of a car vs train accident in the 2500 block of County Road 100W after a Honda CRV struck a stationary train. Rescue 35, Engines 31 and 32, Grass 36 and Car 1 responded, with the first unit responding at 11:29 and on scene at 11:32. Madison County EMA shut down the road, and Station 30 personnel handled scene safety and clean-up while waiting for the towing service to arrive and remove the vehicle. One patient was transported to Community Hospital in Anderson by Frankton Ambulance.

All Station 30 units were back in service by 12:38 a.m. on Tuesday.