Category: News

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…

INFO SHEET FOR UPCOMING FVFD MERGER WITH LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP

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?

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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

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.

Help us Fill-The-Boots for MDA!

This weekend is the annual Fill-The-Boot drive to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association… firefighters all over the area will be out in the heat, standing in intersections and holding out boots to benefit this great cause. Today, we had crews in Frankton (intersection of Clyde & 11th St.) and Lafayette Township (intersection of 300N and 100W) and between the two crews, we collected over $1100! Tomorrow (Sunday, Sept. 1), we’ll be back out to collect more in the morning, so please come out and help us support a great organization!

After a successful morning of Fill-The-Boot collections, the FVFD Station Two crew got a chance to visit with a local family whose kids attend summer camp at Bradford Woods thanks to your donations.

After a successful morning of Fill-The-Boot collections, the FVFD Station Two crew got a chance to visit with a local family whose kids attend summer camp at Bradford Woods thanks

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Auxiliary sponsoring school-supply drive!

FVFD Auxiliary LogoThe FVFD Auxiliary is sponsoring a school-supply drive to collect needed supplies for kids in our Frankton schools. Donation bins are at the Frankton Dollar General, Town Hall, and the Library, and there will be specific donation days at both fire stations (dates to be announced).

Just like our firemen, our youth needs the proper gear to get the job done. Here is a list of items needed for most grade levels. For a detailed list of items specific to each grade level, please check this link. Thank you in advance for helping our youth “gear up” for a great school year!

  • Pocket folders with prongs (red, yellow, green, purple and blue)
  • Glue sticks (.77oz)
  • Glue bottles (4oz)
  • Scissors
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    FVFD Chief Rob Amick retires after 17 years

    FVFD Chief Rob Amick has retired, effective July 4, 2013, after over 17 years of service to the department. Chief Amick announced his retirement to the department members at a meeting on July 2, and Assistant Chief Josh Hendrick, acting as interim chief, released a letter about the retirement today.

    In his announcement, Hendrick stated that “During his time as Chief, Rob Amick led this department from the front and guided us towards a better and promising future. Chief Amick has dedicated the majority of his years to serving his community through our fire department and also as a reserve police officer. Chief Amick honorably served our department and acted as a role model for many members on this department, myself included, and taught a… Read the rest