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All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

21 Mar

Come out and support the Rossford Firefighters’ Association on Sunday, May 20th, 2018 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm for an All-You-Can-Eat spaghetti dinner. The spaghetti dinner will be held at the American Legion in Rossford (145 Bergin Street, Rossford Ohio 43460). Price includes a salad, dinner and a drink. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 […]

2018 Goals

08 Mar

2018 Goals – Through the regular day-to-day budget, we will be working on replacing some outdated 21⁄2 inch hose. Engine 30 will be going in for bumper-to- bumper preventative maintenance; the last time this was done will be four years ago. Engine 29 went in 2017 for the same. Through no fault of the department, […]

Duty Officer Program

06 Mar

The Duty Officer program continues to grow and develop as an alternative means for us to serve you. Firefighters who have completed Duty Officer training volunteer to take home Car 30, a repurposed retired Rossford Police car, and respond directly to scenes. The program is designed to improve response times overnight, specifically between 10 p.m. […]

Rescue Task Force

01 Mar

The Rescue Task Force program has put Rossford Fire & Rescue at the forefront of a nationwide change in the delivery of emergency medical care during critical incidents. Research on active shooter events shows that victims would have been more likely to survive if medical care was delivered sooner. The RTF model allows EMS to […]

Fire Operations

28 Feb

Fire Operations responses are up nearly 50% from 10 years ago, following the overall trend discussed earlier in the report. In 2017, we did not see any major losses due to fires, despite 181 fire-related calls for service. Of the fire responses that were not false-alarms, the majority were for reported building fires. This includes […]

EMS Operations

27 Feb

EMS Operations in 2017 saw another increase in run volume — following an 8-year trend — with a total of 847 incidents. The most frequent call for service is a ‘lift assist,’ where the patient is uninjured and simply requires assistance off the ground or into or out of a vehicle. ‘Sick person’ is our […]

A Growing Need

20 Feb

The last decade has seen a steady increase in total incidents, with 40% more calls in 2017 than 2007. This trend presents challenges to our department, namely ensuring rapid response, an adequate number of responders, and in-service apparatus. Our current staffing model dates back to the 1990s. The station is staffed by two firefighters from […]

Accomplishments and Achievements from 2017

16 Feb

This year, in addition to handling over 1,000 calls for service, we also saw an increase in all areas of the fire department’s responsibilities including public relations events, fire inspections, and training. For the men and women of this department to continue to provide a service to this city over 1,000 times, not to mention […]

2017 Annual Year End Report

15 Feb

The 2017 Annual Year End Report is ready for publication! Over the course of the next two weeks, we will be updating different parts of the annual report, both to Facebook as well as rossfordfire.com. A link will also be attached to which you can see the entire report from start to finish. We had […]