We have Assistant Chief Gerald George and Battalion Chief, Jason Porter in our thoughts once again.
35 members of #INTF1 including sworn firefighters representing 14 area fire departments,1 police department, 5 civilian team members, 4 Free Enterprise/Sodrel Driver/ Mechanics, departed for Louisiana tonight in support of response efforts for Hurricane Sally.
Assistant Chief George was acting as the Deputy Operations Section Chief - supporting response efforts for the State of Louisiana. He has since been re-deployed to Mississippi along with the FEMA IMT.
This past week we had several local businesses help our department in various ways. We want to thank Jimmy Johns-Avon, Wright Tree Service, and Central Masonry for their kindness and support of our department.
Congratulations to our newest Chauffeur, Steven Preston! Steven was sworn in by our Township Trustee, Don Hodson last week at our Helmet Shield presentation. He was presented his new helmet shield by Fire Chief, Dan Smith. Congrats, Steven!
This week our crews spent time training at the construction site of Harmony Senior Services of Avon. The crews were able to simulate rescuing victims from windows, and carry and stretch hose up stairways and hallways. We are appreciative of the opportunity given to us by the construction company.
Last week, our B Shift crews took part in our Annual Smoke Detector Blitz at the Park Square Condominiums.
This is our 5th year to help the residents ensure they have new batteries in their detectors as well as provide education on replacing the entire detector if it is more than 10 years old.
Our crews provided assistance to over 40 residents in the Park Square condominium community.
We want to thank all of the volunteers from Park Square that helped ensure it was a well planned event.
Each resident had purchased their own batteries and were prepared for us to enter their home.
We truly appreciate the donuts and various treats they donated to us as a thank you for our service.
C Shift Ladder 141 spent time training last Saturday at the Washington Township Park.
Week 4 and 5 of our Civilian Fire Academy have been a success. Participants learned Auto Extrication skills from our C Shift Ladder 141 crew and Engine Operations from our A Shift Engine 142 Crew.
Stay tuned to our social media platforms for highlights of this week's session - Fire Investigations
Video Footage captured and edited by: Ian Petro Videography
Project Lifesaver - New Indiana Agency
Our Director of Public Education, Karen Utley is the Coordinator for Project Lifesaver Hendricks County. She is also a Project Lifesaver National Instructor.
This week, she traveled with Avon Deputy Chief of Police, Brian Nugent to Washington County Sheriff's Department to provide training to their agency.
They are now set to have 5 Electronic Search Specialists, 2 instructors for their agency, and the tools needed to start their program off on the right foot.
Washington County Sheriff's Department is the 8th agency in Indiana that Utley and Nugent have certified.
We are encouraged that more and more agencies in our state are equipped with the tools to provide the service to families that are in need.