Category: News

We’re Filling Pools!

Have a swimming pool that needs water? Want to help support the fire department? Now you can do both things at once!

FVFD is filling pools this year, so contact us at (765) 754-8274 and someone will call you back to get the details and give you a quote. If you prefer email rather than phone, you can email!

FVFD Personnel News: Congrats to Small! Welcome to New Recruits!

gear iconOn June 2, 2013, during a department operational meeting, the department voted to grant full voting membership privileges to Tom Small, who has successfully completed his probationary period. Congratulations, Tom!

At the same meeting, the membership voted to accept three new recruits. Ashley Jones, Shaun Stewart and Tyler McKeon will begin their training in the upcoming weeks as they work towards full firefighter status.

Welcome to all of the new FVFD personnel! We look forward to working with all of you!

FVFD is Recruiting!

gear iconWant to give back to your community? Feel the need to help out your neighbors in their time of need? Want to be there for someone when they need you the most? Volunteer!

The Frankton Volunteer Fire Department is accepting applications for volunteer firefighters. No experience necessary; all equipment and training provided. Applicants will be assigned to either our Town of Frankton station or the Lafayette Township station at County Road 300N and 100W. Applications will also be accepted from people living outside our coverage area. Reply to this post, contact us on Facebook, phone the station at (765) 754-8274 or e-mail Josh Hendrick for more information.

Applications are available online at

FVFD Personnel News: Congrats to Cochran and Small!

gear iconOn May 5, 2013, during a department operational meeting, the department voted to grant full voting membership privileges to Gary Cochran and Brandon Small, who have successfully completed their probationary period. Congratulations go out to both of them!

Controlled Burn, CR600W & CR300N… 3-29-2013

At the property owner's request, we burned this abandoned house down on Friday night.

At the property owner’s request, we burned this abandoned house down on Friday night.

The old farmhouse at the corner of County Road 600W and County Road 300N, south of Frankton, has been deteriorating for years, and Friday night, at the request of the property owner, Station 30 personnel performed a controlled burn to demolish the structure. The house was old and dry and went up in a hurry, as the crews watched for stray grassfires and put them out. A little over two hours after starting the fire, all units returned to station.

More pictures are available on FVFD’s Facebook page. This is a public gallery and does not require a Facebook login to view.

Updated: Condolences to Indianapolis EMS… RIP McCormick and Medley

indyems2Our hearts break for the Indy EMS family this morning, after learning that the second young man involved in yesterday’s ambulance accident has passed away. Paramedic Cody Medley and EMT Timothy McCormick were both taken to Wishard after their ambulance was struck by a car early yesterday morning. McCormick passed away yesterday morning and Medley succumbed to his injuries early this morning. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the families of the two young men and to their Indy EMS family as they deal with this tragedy.

FVFD Personnel News: Welcome Small and Sheets

gear iconAt the January department meeting, FVFD voted to bring two new members onto the department. Tom Small joins the department as a probationary firefighter/paramedic and Daniel Sheets joins as probationary firefighter/EMT. Both are already certified and will be able to have an immediate impact in our service to the community.

Welcome to the new FVFD personnel! We look forward to working with you!

New FVFD Officers Announced

gear iconFrankton Volunteer Fire Department Chief Rob Amick has announced a new lineup of officers for the department, effective immediately. Amick was recently re-elected to serve the 2013-2014 term as Chief, and is restructuring and redefining the officers’ responsibilities in order to continue to provide quick and reliable service to our area.

Josh Hendrick will continue as Assistant Chief, overseeing the administration of the department and assisting Chief Amick with operation. Scott Matson continues as Captain, responsible for all PPE (personal protective equipment). Brandon Leisure joins the team as Captain, responsible for training, starting with the new recruit class which begins training this month.

Jeff DeLong has been promoted to Lieutenant, Station 1, and Michael Pelsor continues as Lieutenant, Station 2. The Lieutenants are responsible for… Read the rest