On behalf of the Washington Township Avon Fire Department, we would like honor and recognize two Avon Community School Corporation employees for their heroic acts.
Kris Kingery, River Birch principal, was recognized for saving a choking child during lunch at school.
ACSC Employee, DaLonna Whitaker was recognized for performing lifesaving skills on a co-worker who was choking.
They were presented with a certificate from Chief, Dan Smith and Chief of EMS, Ted Allen on January 13, 2020.
2019 Run Total = 5832
2018 Run Total = 5087
Thank you to Hendricks County Firefighters Local 4406 for becoming an Award Sponsor at our upcoming Awards Banquet in February.
Thank you to these businesses for their generous donation towards our upcoming Awards Banquet. We appreciate their support of our department and look forward to a great event in February.
Last Tuesday, Britt Woodard and Chief Smith testified at the statehouse for a bill that is being considered for the fire department.
Last fall, Britt, Dan and Trustee Don Hodson began talks with Representative Thompson and Steurwald about legislation for this session that would provide tax limit funding relief for the fire department.
Rep. Thompson is carrying a bill for the township that will allow a levy increase to township fire departments that experience certain population increase, that are at property tax cap limits.
A vote was taken this week in Committee. It was passed out of Committee and to the House Floor for a vote.
The Washington Twp./ Avon Fire Department had a great opportunity to hold live-fire training at a recently purchased township-owned home at 8190 S. CORD 625 East Avon.
The training took place on Thursday morning and throughout the afternoon. This day of live fire training was a part of the training for our newest group of firefighters that took part in our lateral transfer hiring process.
In the last three weeks, the on-duty crews and Avon instructors have been teaching the recruits the building blocks of basic firefighting. The opportunity to take everything they have learned over the last three weeks and put them into a real-world fire situations is absolutely crucial to ensure they are prepared to start on shift this coming weekend.
Preparation for the live-fire training started about two months ago and included getting the proper state IDEM permits and performing asbestos testing and abatement. However, even with all of the preparation that goes into making the live-fire training successful, none of it could happen without the help of the on-duty crews and dedication of our own instructors.
Thank you to: Steve Whicker, Mike Ray, Joe Coffman, Michael Caldwell, Alan Ramsey, and Joe East who came off-duty and helped with teaching and preparation.
Fire Marshal Levi Carpenter recently returned from attending “Advanced Origin and Cause/Courtroom Testimony”, a course that is held at the National Center for Explosives Training and Research, in Huntsville Alabama. This intensive two week course is provided through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
During this time investigators cover topics including fire dynamics, fire modeling, ventilation, and report writing. Aside from the classroom portion, investigators must also investigate fire scene scenarios. Their evenings and weekends were utilized preparing a cause and origin report on their determinations.
The second week covered legal topics regarding fire investigation, and culminated with the investigators testifying to their reports, in mock trial scenarios overseen by attorneys from throughout the United States.
Project Lifesaver Expansion
Our Director of Public Education, Karen Utley and Assistant Chief of Avon Police, Brian Nugent are National Instructors for Project Lifesaver International. They are excited to help expand the number of counties in Indiana that offer this great program to their community.
Last week, Utley and Nugent were in Daviess County helping certify members in using the equipment and start up a successful program. Congratulations to the Daviess County Sheriff department's newest Project Lifesaver Electronic Search Specialists.
They did a fabulous job during training and are looking forward to growing a great program in their area.
The Washington Township Avon Fire Department is looking to speak with adult groups in 2019. We will continue to promote fire safety with our early childhood members of the community, but are striving to increase our focus on our ADULT population. Studies show that adults age 65+ are more likely to be injured or killed in a fire.
What are we doing to help our community?
We are offering a 30-45 minute fire safety presentation to your staff or adult group.
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