Category: News

FVFD Personnel News: Congrats to Leisure and Welcome Cochran, Fouse, Cline, Gallagher, Johnson, Kitchen and Small

gear iconAt the November department meeting, FVFD voted to move Brandon Leisure from probationary to full voting status. Congratulations, Brandon!

At the same meeting, a number of new members were voted onto the department. All new members come in as probationary members (if they’re already certified), recruits (if they’re not certified and need training) or cadets. Gary Cochran and Ed Fouse are new probationary members who both come to the department fully certified, with substantial experience, and who will be immediate assets to the department. Will Cline, Matthew Gallagher, William Johnson, Justin Kitchen and Brandon Small were all voted on as new recruits and will begin their training in the upcoming weeks, and Austin Russell joined the cadet ranks.

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RIP: Madison County EMA Executive Director CR “Dick” Brown

EMAOur thoughts and prayers are with the Madison County Emergency Management Agency and family as they mourn the loss of Executive Director CR “Dick” Brown. CR Brown served as the Executive Director for over 40 years. Please keep his family and the members of the Madison County EMA in your thoughts and prayers at this time. Funeral details are pending.

Cub Scout Skills Day 2012

Engine 32, Tanker 33, Grass 36 and several firefighters participated in this year’s Scout Skills Day at Camp Kikthawenund, teaching the kids about fire safety, fire prevention, fire extinguishers and they even had a little fun spraying water! This is the third year in a row the FVFD has participated in this event and it has become an annual activity much anticipated by the fire department.

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Fire Prevention Week visits to Little Rainbows and Frankton Elementary

One of the most important things that we can do is to teach the children in the community about fire safety. On October 12, 2012, as part of Fire Prevention Week, FVFD visited the Little Rainbows Daycare and Frankton Elementary School, where Chief Rob Amick and several of the firefighters talked to the kids about smoke detectors, escape plans and meeting places, and the importance of not hiding from firefighters if you’re trapped in the house in a fire. After the talks, everybody got to see Engine 32 and Tanker 33 and got to meet Fire Pup.

FVFD Personnel News: Congrats to Evans, Crabtree and Arbuckle!

gear iconAt the July department meeting, FVFD voted to move three probationary members to full voting status. Josh Evans, Dale Crabtree and Brandon Arbuckle have all been making runs and making a positive contribution to the department, and we’re happy to have them as full Station 30 members!

County-wide BURN BAN in effect as of 6-22-12

Due to the ongoing dry conditions, all of Madison County is under a burn ban, effective immediately, under the authority of the county commissioners. This was paged out to all county fire departments this morning.

Please, for the sake of yourself and your neighbors, abide by this ban and help keep everyone safe!

(NOTE: Copy of resolution attached. There is a $500 fine, per incidence, for violation of the ban on open burning.)


Personnel News: Welcome Leisure, DeLong and Lakas!

gear iconFVFD recently voted to bring two new firefighters and a recruit into the department. At the February meeting, Jeff DeLong was voted onto the department as a probationary firefighter and John Lakas was approved as a trainee awaiting training. During the March meeting, Brandon Leisure was also voted in as a probationary firefighter. DeLong and Leisure come to FVFD as trained, experienced firefighters and have already been making a positive contribution to the department during recent runs and training exercises.

Grain bin rescue tubes and training donated to county fire departments

Thanks to donations from the Madison County Farm Bureau and the Frankton FFA, three Liberty Rescue Systems grain bin rescue tubes have been put in service in area fire departments. These rescue tubes are an tremendous resource for rescuing victims who are partially engulfed in a grain bin, hopper bottom trailer or other grain-containment structure, but like any tool, the tubes themselves are useless without effective training. Thanks to Farm Bureau and Antrim Farms, 38 firefighters and EMTs from seven area departments were trained in the use of the new rescue system by Steve Wettschurak, Farm Accident Rescue Instructor from Purdue University, at Antrim Farms in Frankton on Saturday, March 31, 2012.

The Anderson Herald Bulletin did a nice article about the event here.