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 franktonfire.com/want-to-join

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!

Accident with Entrapment, SR128 & CR200W… 5-4-2013

At 3 p.m., Station 30 was dispatched to a three-vehicle accident with entrapment, with one vehicle inverted and two people entrapped. Frankton Car 2 arrived and established command and Rescue 35 arrived at 3:12. Mutual aid was requested from Alexandria due to the size of the incident. Two people from the first car were transported to area hospitals, and after on-scene personnel stabilized the inverted car and removed the windshield, the occupants were cleared by Frankton Ambulance to exit the vehicle on their own. They were both subsequently transported to the hospital for check-out. Extrication was complete by 3:20. Station 30 personnel assisted with scene clean-up and returned to service at 3:58.

Scene View

Patient from non-inverted car is removed for transport

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An Evening of Field Fires… 4-3-2013

Friday, Rescue 35 went out on back-to-back runs to check on field fires. The first one, at CR 600W and CR 350N, turned out to be an agricultural burn and the farmer was in the next field and had an eye on things. As Rescue 35 was preparing to leave the first fire, another report came in, this time for a fire at State Road 128 and CR 200W. This also appeared to be an agricultural burn, but as the section nearest the highway could have potentially caused problems with smoke across the road, Station 30 personnel extinguished that portion before returning to service. A bit later, as the wind started to pick up, Station 30 personnel drove back out to double-check and to ensure… Read the rest

Controlled Burn of Field, CR 200N… 4-3/4-2013

Controlled Field Burn

On April 3 & 4, Station 30 personnel performed a controlled burn of several fields in the 4500 block of CR 200N at the request of the property owner. Firefighters started the fires in a controlled manner, taking wind direction into account, and monitored the fire and the surrounding areas for safety during the burn.

There are two large metal sculptures on the property, with one in a small memorial area with benches, boulders and a small angel sculpture. These set the scene for some very interesting photographs.

Memorial Area Tanker 33

The photos here are just a sample. The full gallery is on Facebook, in a public gallery (no Facebook login required in order to view).

Investigation, 3102 W. Cross St. … 3-31-2013

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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.

Single Vehicle Accident, SR9 & Davis Lane… 3-29-2013