Monday, June 10, 2013
VCFD Firefighters conducted Mayday and Rapid Intervention
Team (RIT) training on June 10. The classroom portion discussed the conditions
when firefighters shall declare a Mayday which is a call for help. Firefighters
who are low on breathing air, lost in the structure, trapped by falling debris,
or fall through a fall are some of the conditions for calling a Mayday. The
reasons why firefighters don’t call a Mayday were discussed also. The RIT
equipment bag was reviewed. Firefighters demonstrated changing a SCBA harness
into a Rescue harness, SCBA Facepiece changeover, supplying Air from the RIT
kit, and calling a Mayday. The Medina County Fire Chiefs Association RIT
program and the National Fire Academy course “Calling the Mayday” were the
references for this training. Click HERE to view images.
Monday, May 6, 2013 2114
On 5/6/2013 @ 2114: VCFD responded to a multiple vehicle accident involving 3 vehicles at 6289 Grafton Rd. VCFD responded with a heavy rescue truck, 2 squads, and an engine to the scene. Mutual aid was also requested and given by Brunswick Hills Township Fire Department with 1 squad and Columbia Township Fire Department with 1 squad. The Medina County Sherriff’s Department and Ohio State Highway Patrol were also on scene. There were a total of 7 people involved in the incident: three of the victims involved were transported by helicopter, two were transported by squad to local hospitals and one victim was evaluated on scene but not transported.
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Saturday, April 20, 2013
Valley City/Liverpool Township Fire Department is pleased to
announce that their initial outdoor warning sirens are now
operational. The two sirens are the first of a total of seven sirens
that will be installed in the Township as part of an integrated
warning network. The sirens were purchased by Liverpool Township tax
dollars and a grant from the Department of Homeland Security
administered by the Medina County EMA. The initial price for all the
hardware and software for the two units was $ 50,570.00. The federal
grant was for $ 22,420.00. The
warning sirens are one part of a comprehensive system to alert people
in the Liverpool Township area of any emergency situations that might
arise. The second part of the warning system is a reverse 911
feature activated by the Medina County EMA. Any resident or business
can sign up for the reverse 911 notifications and can pick the way in
which the information is received. You can have it dial your home
phone, your cell phone, your computer or any combination of the
three. Information on signing up for the reverse 911 system can be
found under the “links” section of our website at
www.valleycityfire.com or the Medina County EMA website at
may also call them at 330 722-9240 and sign up over the phone.The
new sirens will be tested every month on the first Saturday at 12
noon. They will be set off by the sheriff's dispatchers using remote
controls. This test will be advertised each month prior to them being
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Medina County Fire Chiefs Association has put together a conference for Fire, EMS, and Law enforcement to provide classroom workshops and live hands on demonstrations for a multitude of topics. Please go to the website to register or see the classes offered!
Saturday, April 13, 2013
VCFD would like to thank Cindy Steeb for donating 2 pet masks to be used on our apparatus in the advent that a pet is in trouble!
Sunday, April 7, 2013 1636
VCFD received a call for mutual aid to Granger Township at 16:36 for a brush field fire in the wooded area behind 1904 Remsen Rd. VCFD was on scene with 4 personnel in Brush Truck - 14 for 2.5 hours with a total of 10 other departments adding Granger along with the Medina County All Hazards Team in unit 357. Click HERE to see more images.
Thursday, April 4, 2013 0351
a call at 3:51am for a fully involved structure fire at the corner of S. Boone
Rd. and Boston Rd. Columbia Twp. Fire Department was on the scene working and
requested us to respond since the fire was in our jurisdiction.
call came into Strongsville Police Department due to the cell phone coverage in
the area. Strongsville then called Lorain County 911 who dispatched Columbia
Twp. Fire Department. They were initially dispatched to the wrong location due
to confusion by the caller. We were dispatched almost 30 minutes after the
passerby first discovered the fire. Upon arrival we assisted Columbia, Eaton
and Strongsville Fire Departments. The house was fully involved and completely
consumed by fire prior to Columbia Twp. Fire Department arriving on scene.
The fire was controlled within one hour. Crews from Valley City remained
on the scene until 9:30am.
There were no
injuries. The homeowners were on vacation at the time of the fire. The state
fire marshal was called to investigate. The house has been declared a total
loss with $250,000 in damages. The cause of the fire is undetermined.
We wish to
thank Columbia, especially Chief Ray Anthony who was the Incident Commander,
along with the other departments who assisted.Click HERE for additional images.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 0720
On 3-13-2013 four personnel responded from Valley City Fire Department as part of the Medina County All Hazards Team to a Tanker Rollover in the area of Route 3 and Chippewa in Montville Township. The tanker was on its side leaking liquid asphalt and the driver was entrapped in the cab of the truck. The Medina County All Hazards Team assisted Medina Fire Department and other agencies on the scene.
The Medina County All Hazard Team consists of the Medina County Hazmat Team and the Medina County Technical Rescue Team, which includes Rope, Confined Space, Trench, and Structural Collapse. Many members are trained in multiple disciplines. The All Hazards Team consists of 40 members from fire departments throughout the county, 25 technical rescue and 15 hazmat, and it utilizes a fleet of 3 hazmat vehicles and trailers, 2 technical rescue trailers, 3 MCI trailers, and Mobile Command. The team holds regular trainings on Sundays from 8am to noon. (Technical Rescue - 1st & 3rd Sunday and Haz-Mat - 2nd & 4th Sundays)
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Sunday, March 10, 2013 1850
On March 10 at 1850 hours VCFD was dispatched as mutual aid to Brunswick Hills FD at 617 Memory Lane for a structure fire. Engine 12 responded with 4 firefighters and conducted salvage and overhaul operations. The fire was reportedly started when the occupant tried to start a motorcycle in the ground level garage. The fire spread to the upper floor of the bi-level home and no injuries were reported. Engine 12 cleared the scene at 2012 hours.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 0528
On February 27 at 0528 hours VCFD was dispatched as mutual aid on a working townhouse fire at 4699 Doral Drive in Brunswick. Engine 12 responded along with four other area departments to assist Brunswick City FD. First arriving police and firefighters tried to reach the occupant, but could not due to exploding oxygen tanks and the intense fire. Unfortunately the occupant did not survive. Damage was estimated at $250,000 to the townhouse. Engine 12 cleared the scene at 0737 hours.
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