This week, our Medic 142 took part in the Airport Exercise (APEX) on Thursday, June 12th.
The Airport Emergency Exercise, required by the Federal Aviation Administration takes place once every three years, evaluates airport operations plans in the event of an emergency.
During the exercise, critical functions such as incident command and control, rescue methods and procedures, and triage of injured victims are assessed.
The 2019 full-scale, multi-emergency training exercise involved airport personnel, first responders and participants from more than 30 organizations in the Greater Indianapolis Area.
2018 Run Total = 5087
We would like to give a shout out to Plainfield Fire Territory for partnering with us on a joint effort of completing our EVOC evaluations at Wayne Township Fire Department.
The evaluation process went smoothly and it was a pleasure to work alongside your crews. Thank you again!
Training Ground Update
As you may know, the fire department is in the process of securing property for a training facility. Last month, the township obtained the required appraisals for the property, and the school board is currently considering the sale price of the property.
After the school decides on the property value, the township board must also agree to the purchase price and it can only be an average of the appraisal costs according to State statute. The fire department is also in the process of going through the permitting process with the Town of Avon.
As part of the permitting process, the fire department will be seeking a variance to a development standard, that would allow the department to utilize a gravel parking area instead of the normal requirement of hard surfaces. The appeal for this process will take place on July 18, 2019 at the Board of Zoning Appeals board meeting.
If you have any specific questions regarding the training facility, please feel free to contact me at 317-272-2155 extension 15.
Recently, our crews conducted flow testing and training with our hand lines and nozzles. Each nozzle is rated by the manufacturer for a specific gallon per minute. These tests assure each nozzle is flowing the correct gallons per minute needed to attack a fire effectively.
A special thanks to Andy Plofkin from Safe Fleet for assisting with the training for our crews.
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C SHIFT LADDER 141
C Shift 141 was busy this past week helping with the Blue Star Ride at the Avon American Legion on Saturday, June 8th. They also assited our public educator with learning how to set up and teardown our brand new Inflatable Smokehouse. Be on the lookout for it to be set up soon at local community events. We thank them for going above and beyond.
A SHIFT LADDER 141
The crew took advantage of the beautiful weather we had recently and took their daily workout outside. Nice work!
Our Public Educator and Fire Marshal visited the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA this week to share important fire safety information with the members of the Active Older Adult group. The attendance at the meeting was great and we were excited to have been able to share the important safety information with such a large audience of our community at one time.
The meeting also included information about Project Lifesaver Hendricks County. The program helps families that have a loved one that may tend to wander due to a cognitive disorder. Have a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia are two very common reasons that a family may need the services of this program. Be sure to learn more by watching the video below. It is a FREE service to members of Hendricks County.
We are very thankful to have continued local support for the program from various community sponsors.
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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