We Remember…

9893_714037578622854_258421374_n9-11-2001… a beautiful day, with clear blue skies, and then unspeakable tragedy. Twelve years later, we look at another clear blue sky and see jet contrails, standing as a stark reminder of the day when all air traffic was grounded after the attacks. When you look up and see the sky and the contrails today, let them remind you of all of the emergency services personnel who ran into the Twin Towers, while everybody else was trying to get out. 343 FDNY personnel didn’t survive the experience. Countless others survived, but now live with cancer and PTSD in the aftermath. So go outside, look at that sky, remember, and say a prayer for everyone who was affected by the events of that day.

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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    Busy Day… EMS Assist, Water Rescue and Vehicle Accident… 7-3-2013

    Station 30 crews had a busy day on Wednesday, starting with an EMS Assist run supporting Frankton Ambulance 1. That run was dispatched at 2:18 p.m. and Station 30 units were clear of the scene and back in service at 2:49. Before the crew had even left the station from that run, they were dispatched over to Perkinsville for a possible river rescue.

    Rescue 35 was dispatched at 3:22 p.m. to the boat landing in Perkinsville upon a report of a stranded kayaker who had called to say that his kayak was stuck on a tree and he was out of the boat. Arriving on-scene at 3:36, Asst. Chief Josh Hendrick established Perkinsville Command and set out to assess the situation. Lapel Station 70 was… Read the rest

    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

    Small Anhydrous Ammonia Leak, 7477 CR 200W… 6-19-2013

    A small anhydrous ammonia leak was quickly contained on Wednesday morning, after being discovered by a Frankton FD captain during his drive to work.

    Early on the morning of June 19th, FVFD Captain Scott Matson noticed what appeared to be a leaking anhydrous ammonia tank while on his way to work. He stopped to verify the situation, then contacted Madison County Dispatch, who notified Station 30 at 6:31 a.m. Engine 32 arrived at 6:42 a.m., with Tanker 33 arriving shortly afterwards with additional crew. The situation was quickly assessed and Asst. Chief Josh Hendrick was able to secure the leak, which was coming from a partially open valve. The leak was stopped at 6:48 a.m. and all FVFD crews were back in service at 7:07… Read the rest

    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 info@franktonfire.com!

    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!