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Thank You

Monday, August 26, 2013   Thank You for another successful Street Fair. A portion of the money collected this year went towards the purchase of new, up to date equipment for our new Pierce Engine which we will be taking delivery of within the next 2 weeks.

Also congratulations to Mike Engelhaupt for being voted as the new association president.

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Saving Minutes Program

 Saving Minutes is a software program for Medina County's special needs population that may include those on respiratory devices and those individuals with disabilities.  These individuals would be unable to evacuate their home without assistance or they are reliable on a life saving medical device that requires power if such an emergency requires them to shelter-in-place.  If you are an individual or have a family member with special needs please visit the website above and sign up.  This gives first responders the ability to find these citizens in a more timely manner during a disaster or emergency!

Click HERE to Sign Up



   


 

Severe Weather Safety Information

 See the links below for severe weather information on preparing before a storm, action to take to stay safe during a storm, and recovery and safety information after the storm. Click HERE for more information on the Warning Sirens and Reverse 911 System.

Severe Weather

Tornadoes

Thunderstorms & Lightning

Floods

   


 

Grafton Rd. Structure Fire (6/20/13)

Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:34 On June 20, 2013 @12:34: VCFD responded mutual aid for Brunswick Hills Fire Department to 4730 Grafton Road for a structure fire. VCFD, Strongsville, Hinckley, and Medina Township all came to help Brunswick and Brunswick Hills Fire Departments. VCFD responded with Engine 12 with 3 firefighters and Tanker 13 with 2 firefighters. There were 4 residence of the house with their two dogs and a guinea pig; all of who escaped with no injury. Per the Gazette,” fire officials think the fire started in the garage and the damages to the house are estimated at $200,000 and other property damage was estimated at $200,000”.

Click HERE to read the story published by "The Gazette". 





   


 

Mayday and RIT Training

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. 

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Grafton Road MVA 5/6/2013

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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Warning Sirens

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 www.ema.medinaco.org. You 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 set off.


   


 

Medina County Emergency Services Conference

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!

     


 

New Pet Masks

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!

   


 

Granger Twp. Brush Fire 4-7-2013

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. 

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