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04/08/2000

New Engine 4521 will be arriving on April 29th.  It has been a long and difficult process purchasing this vehicle.  The new Engine 4521 will be available for viewing after arrival.  Stop in and take a look what we’re doing for the community.

Radio upgrades were accomplished to bring the departments radio fleet back to a current operating system.  This project was accomplished by creative marketing of non-usable department surplus, and extensive project research.

SCBA Purchase  was put off till a time when budgeting allows.  The defective air bottles were replaced at minimal cost to the township.  The defective bottles ran the risk of violently detonating on firefighters’ backs.  This was a risk we could not afford to take.

Old News

Bicycle Helmet Safety Program

Bicycle Helmets Save Lives. Berkshire High School Seniors are helping to serve their community by providing these helmets.

The fire department will again this summer be providing bicycle helmets for township residents at minimal cost. Funding will be provided mainly by a benefit concert coordinated by Berkshire High School seniors. The concert was held on Friday Evening April 3rd 1998 at the Troy Township Community Center, located on US RT 422, just East of SR 700. The benefit concert raised over $400 for the program. For additional information about this program, contact Chrissy Glasscock, or call the fire station non-emergency number.

For Safe Biking Tips, click here or on the picture to left.

 

 

Teddy Bear Patrol

Mr. Bear

This well-known program provided by the Geauga County Mental Health Association, provides teddy bears to soothe children who have been injured, are lost, victims of domestic disputes, or otherwise traumatized. The program is made possible by a grant from The Sihler Mental Health Foundation.

Replacement of Engine 4522

Click here, or on the picture above to hear 4522 responding to a structure fire.

Engine 4522 has served the township well, but is due for retirement. The truck comittee will be writing the specifications for the new engine over the next few months.

Purchase of Additional Pagers

We are an all volunteer fire department, so it is necessary to have our calls paged out. You may have heard the pager sound when you opened the page, but if not click here or the picture.