Chester Township Fire Department responded to a local gas station for the report of a vehicle fire. Crews arrived on scene and found a pick up truck partially involved. Crews had a fast knock down of the fire and remained on scene for 30 minutes. No injuries where reported.
One the night of 11-15-19 Chester Township Fire Department was called to a residence for a dog stuck in the mud near a pond. Crews arrived on scene and found the dog partially submerged in mud. Crews donned life jackets and rope-rescue gear, and made entry into the pond. After 10 minutes, crews where able to free the dog from the mud. Once the dog was freed, crews assisted the owners with washing the mud from the dog.
On 9/29/19 @ 4:40 am, Chester Twp Fire Dept was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 4645 Ohio 380. The first engine and tanker arrived on scene at 4:45am and found light smoke conditions to the South side of the residence. Upon efforts of an interior attack fire was located in a down stairs bedroom and an upstairs bedroom.
11/6/2018 - Fire Crews were called to power lines being down on Oglesbee Road. Upon arriving to the scene, Captain Erbaugh found a large tree down, with live power lines as well as a fire on the ground. Captain Erbaugh called for DP&L to be dispatched. Upon arrival of the Engine, Fire Crews established a safety perimeter around the hot zone. Upon arrival of DP&L, the power was cut and Fire Crews extinguished the fire and cleared the roadway of the fallen tree.
This years Fire Fighter class was filled with some great people from surrounding departments.
One couldn't have asked for a better bunch of guys to go through training with.
A BIG SHOUT OUT to all the other regional fire fighters who came down to help train up "the new guys" and share their years of experience.
The Chester Township Fire Department 2018 Cadet Program kicks off to a great start!
Scott Flynn - Cadet Leader
Scott is a long time resident of the Clinton/Fayette county region. Scott and his family are very active in the community and they are always willing to lead, mentor, and sacrifice for others.
Scott brings a wealth of Fire Fighter and Peace Officer talents to the table when it comes to mentoring our children with their newly discovered career goals.
Meet two of our most recent Cadets:
Taylor Flynn (pictured below) - Age 14
Taylor is a "go get'r" and he enjoys a wide variety of hobbies. In addition to his amazing grades, Taylor also runs a business! He creates vinyl stickers for personal or business use!
When Taylor isn't being an entrepreneur... He enjoys video gaming, working on antique fire trucks, and assisting his family with community outreach.
The Chester Township Fire Department is excited to have Taylor as part of our team! We look forward to mentoring him along his career path to become a Fire Fighter.
It was the early morning hours of Thursday July the 19th when Chester Township Fire and EMS staff were returning home from an earlier medical run. One of the team members of Chester Township Fire (Becca Spencer) was on her way home and noticed smoke emitting from 73 Grill (our local family based eatery). She sounded the alarm and crews quickly arrived to find an active fire. Because of the attentiveness of Fire Fighter and EMT Becca Spencer, our local eatery was saved. Her early notification may even result in 73 Grill being open today.
"Great Job!" doesn't even begin to describe the outstanding commitment the Spencer family has in safe guarding our community. So next time you see Becca, be sure to thank her for saving the place that has AMAZING Steak Hoagies!
Great job CTFD!
On July 18th 2018 at approximately 11am, Chester Township was notified of a vehicle incident with injuries and possible fire. Responding units transported some individual(s) to the hospital while our fire team evaluated the area for fire risks. Vehicles were undrivable, and were towed from the scene as directed by OSP. 73 and 380 suffered some traffic delays for about an hour.
Remember to buckle up Ohio!
Staff of the Chester Township Fire Department received training on drafting at the Caesar Creek State Park.
Drafting is where Engines, Tankers or Tenders pump water from a pond, lake, pool or other static water source.
Training in drafting is VITAL for rural departments as we do not have pressurized hydrants like big cities do. When there is a fire, rural departments have to draft and transport thousands of gallons of water to the scene of a fire.
Despite all of our hard work that day... We did find time to "dunk" the new guy (Justin) as part of his initiation into the department.