City of Rossford Fire and Rescue Department

Proudly Serving For Over 100 Years

A Growing Need

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 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week. After those hours, we rely on home-based response. This has a dramatic effect on our timely response to incidents (see below). RFRD is no different than the many other departments across the nation struggling to keep up with an increase demand.

–Full Year End Report…
https://drive.google.com/…/1cXLguHOyEDzDdlI0l8k9WyrbJY…/view

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Firefighter of the Year, Service Awards, Resignations, etc.

As some of you may know, 2017 was most certainly a busy year for us in many different aspects, including but not limited to; service awards, new hires, terminations, resignations as well as promotions.

During our awards ceremony, which is held at our annual Christmas party, one of the many awards presented is Firefighter of the Year which is voted on by your co-workers. This year, the award was given to Captain Andrew Vascik who was instrumental in developing the Rescue Task Force program, coordinating the Glenwood Road training burns, among countless other responsibilities. Congratulations Captain Vascik on your well deserved award!

–Full Year End Report… https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cXLguHOyEDzDdlI0l8k9WyrbJYrNWaBW/view

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Accomplishments and Achievements from 2017

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 all the other hours needed to be active in the organization is an act I think many people in this town do not understand. These members are taking hours away from their families, friends, and other responsibilities to help out this community in their time of need. Please see attachment for more information on accomplishments and achievements.

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2017 Annual Year End Report

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 a very busy but productive year here at the Rossford Fire and Rescue Department and we are proud to share all of our accomplishments and achievements with you. Please enjoy and if you haver any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

–Full Year End Report… https://drive.google.com/…/14ZtOHkh3jqHiZvdiW3uQNo9hBz…/view

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A Sincere Thank You!

With 2017 officially coming to an end, we would like to take a moment to say Thank You to all of you for your continued support of the Rossford Fire and Rescue Department. Without your support, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do with the most up-to-date equipment and resources available to First Responders.

After the Year End report is finalized, some of that information will be posted on Facebook for all of our followers to see.

Finally, here are the final run statistics for this past year-
1,028 calls for service
EMS Calls – 847
Fire Calls – 181

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We’re Hiring! Apply Now!

Do you have any interest in becoming a Firefighter/EMT? If so, we’re hiring! Applications can be picked up at the Rossford Municipal Building Monday thru Friday during normal business hours. Visit Employment Opportunities for additional information on the process to becoming a Firefighter/EMT here in the City of Rossford. Be sure to read the minimum requirements prior to applying. We hope to meet you soon and show you all of the amazing opportunities that are awaiting you.

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Live Burn Training

Over the course of this past weekend (12/2 and 12/3), you may have noticed that crews from Rossford Fire, Northwood Fire, Perrysburg City Fire and Perrysburg Township Fire participated in live burns at an acquired structure on Glenwood Road.

Throughout this weekend, crews were able to practice many different scenarios that are sometimes hard to recreate at a fire training facility. These opportunities don’t come often but we took full advantage of this one and made the absolute best of it.

Special thanks to Northwood Ladies Auxiliary for supplying food for the weekend, Air Guard Fire for bringing their portable cascade refill station, Rossford Police who helped with traffic control to ensure personnel safety, EMA for supplying additional radios and to all the fire instructors that helped make this weekend successful!

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Congratulations Gentleman!

The Rossford Fire & Rescue Department would like report that Lt. Segura, Lt. Dorner and FF/EMT Walsh received their phone calls to be in the next Toledo Fire & Rescue Department’s Recruit Class. FF/EMT Bella is an alternate on the list as well. Congratulations to all four of you. Good luck!

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Annual Firefighter Phil Presentation

Friday, October 27th, 2017 – Crews were in all the elementary schools for the Firefighter Phil program which delivers an interactive fire safety message through magic and hand puppets. This is an annual program that is funded through all the participating businesses in Rossford.

 

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Annual Fire Prevention Week Open House – Monday October 9th!

On Monday, October 9th, the Rossford Firefighters Association will be hosting the Annual Open House at the Rossford Fire Department (133 Osborn Street, Rossford Ohio).

Snacks and beverages will be served for all! For the kids, activites include a bounce house, a fire safety smoke house, a kids firefighter challenge and a small house with simulated fire  that kids can throw water at. Life Flight land sometime during the evening and will stay long enough for all to see.

In additional everything already planned, at 6:30pm in front of the Fire Station, Fire Chief Josh Drouard will be having a dedication ceremony. All are invited to attend. We hope to see you there!

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