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December 2018 – While wrapping up a structure fire, crews were dispatched to an MVA on Superior Street. Upon arrival, crews had a single driver who was transported to a local trauma center. Photos from Dawn Marie via Rossford Information page.

October – While we may never know who they are, the Rossford Fire and Rescue Department would like to extend a special thank you to the many bystanders who stopped to offer assistance, prior to our arrival, to the rolled over vehicle on I-75 southbound earlier today. While this vehicle was on fire and had someone still inside, those bystanders made a split second decision and had just seconds to assist with getting the injured person out. It most certainly made a difference in the outcome. Again, we thank you for your bravery and split second decision to help.

Photo credit: Rossford Police Department

June – Crews were dispatched as part of our auto-aid agreement to Perrysburg City for a reported commercial building fire. Units operated on-scene for a few hours and returned to service with no injuries noted. Photo/Councilman Haraz N. Ghanbari

Morning hours of May 3rd, crews responded on automatic aid to Perrysburg Township as the first due truck company. The crews assisted with attack on Division 3 and performed exterior overhaul on the “A” side. There were no injuries reported. Another case where sprinklers in the attic held the fire in check until crews could open up the ceiling and knock down the fire completely.

Evening hours of Wednesday, February 21st, Rossford Fire & Rescue crews transported one adult and one pediatric patient to a local trauma center after a car versus semi crash on I-75. The adult patient had to be freed from the vehicle with hydraulic extrication equipment. The 9-1-1 call came in at 6:52 p.m. as a crash at I-75 northbound near Buck Rd. When crews checked the area, the accident was discovered at I-75 northbound just into Toledo’s jurisdiction on the DiSalle Bridge. Chief Josh Drouard contacted Toledo fire dispatch and advised them that RFRD could handle the incident as we already had crews on scene. Engine 29’s crew opened the driver’s door with hydraulic extrication spreader tools. Medic 29 and Medic 30 both transported to Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center. Toledo Police are handling the crash investigation.

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Morning hours of September 23rd, crews assisted Troy Township, Middleton Township, Pemberville, Lake Township and Washington Township on a fully involved barn fire on Devil’s Hole Road in Troy Township. Rossford crews onscene provided rehab to all the firefighters onscene fighting this massive barn fire.

Early afternoon on September 19th, crews responded mutual aid to Northwood for a semi truck over the embankment. The driver luckily suffered minor injuries, however traffic was tied up for hours as the vehicle was uprighted back on the road.

Evening hours of September 11th, crews responded on automatic aid with Perrysburg Twp. for a fire in a dwelling. Arriving first, Engine 30 was attack. It was determined the fire was caused by a clothes dryer.

Early Afternoon of June 12th, crews responded on automatic aid to Perrysburg City for a structure fire in a mixed occupancy. Responding were Chiefs 29 & 30, Medic 30 and the “Flying Doc” MD51.

Morning hours of March 10th around 1105 hours, RFRD crews and their automatic aid partners responded to the KFC for an outdoor fire that extended into the interior. Units responding: Engines 29 and 30, Towers 29 and 83, Medic 38, Chiefs 29, 74, 75 and 38.

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Evening of August 25th, crews were alerted to a structure fire on Indian Ridge Trail. Duty Officer arrived to find a working structure fire. First arriving engine began a transitional attack and secondary crews assisted upon their arrival. Crews operated for approximately four hours before returning to service. Auto Aid and Mutual Aid were received from Perrysburg City, Perrysburg Township, Northwood, Washington Township (Lucas County) along with Station 29 being back staffed by Toledo Fire and Maumee Fire. Lake Township also assisted with a Gas Odor call. Thank You to all area departments that assisted us on this hot and busy day.

Morning of June 18th, crews were alerted for a reported structure fire in the area of Beech and Elm. Chief 29 arrived to find an out building fully engulfed along the railroad tracks. Crews made a quick defensive knock down and returned to service with no injuries.

Crews had a busy evening on May 23rd that started with a barn fire with Perrysburg City. Shortly after the barn fire, crews were alerted to a garage fire also in Perrysburg City. While all this was going on, Rossford Fire and Maumee fire ran additional EMS calls for Perrysburg City. All in all, crews ran 6 calls for service in a matter of 5 hours with two being structure fires.

Early morning of April 26th, crews were dispatched to an auto aid barn fire with Perrysburg Township Fire Department. Upon arrival, the barn was fully engulfed and crews went defensive. Upon returning to service, crews also answered two additional fire related incidents for Perrysburg Township. Units returned to service around 4am.

April 12th in the early morning hours, crews were called for mutual aid by Northwood Fire Department for a gas leak at the corner of Wales and Oregon. Crews blocked off the roadway and waited for there arrival of Columbia Gas before returning to service.

On Thursday, September 3rd, Rossford Fire responded auto aide with Perrysburg City for a Structure fire. With our mutual aid agreement, Medic 29 responds and provides rehab for firefighters. Medic 29 was onscene for approximately two hours before being released by command. Attached are pictures from the fire.

On Saturday, August 21st, crews responded to a report of a possible garage fire. Upon arrival, Chief 29 found a working garage fire in the rear of the structure with possible extension into the attic. Engine 29 make a quick knockdown and began checking for possible extension. Due to the quick action of all involved, this garage was savable. Special thanks to Northwood Fire and the Rossford Fire Explorer Post for all your assistance. Great job to all crews!

On Monday June 8th, crews were called for mutual aid to assist Perrysburg Township. Chief 75 arrived to find a commercial over run MVA involving two commercial tractor trailers. During this time, crews were also requested on automatic aid with Perrysburg City for a wires down call that turned into a structure fire. Seen here are some photos from the crash, neither driver was injured.

On Sunday March 29th, crews responded to the parking lot at Meijers for a reported vehicle fire. Upon arrival, Chief 29 found a fully involved vehicle with an exposure to the passengers side. Wind conditions were picking up which resulted in the fire spreading to the nearby car. Both cars are a total loss. Please refer to the link if you would like to see the video of the car fire.

Meijer Car Fire

Saturday January 31st, crews were dispatched to a structure fire on Harbor Point off of Eagle Point. Engine 29 was first to arrive and found heavy smoke conditions coming from the attic area. Occupants had already evacuated the structure. Crews quickly determined that they had a working chimney fire that had extended into the attic. A quick knockdown was performed and an extensive overhaul revealed that embers had traveled the entire length of the house which resulted in an extensive overhaul. Rossford Fire would like to thank Perrysburg Twp. Fire, Northwood Fire, Perrysburg City Fire and Lake Twp. Fire for the mutual aid between the two days in which the house had a few flare ups and required crews to return multiple times.

On Monday January 5th, 2015 around 1200 hours, crews responded to a report of a room on fire at the local motel. Upon arrival, Chief in command found fire in a room which was quickly spreading to the crawl space below. The fire was quickly contained and crews performed an extensive overhaul to ensure all fire and embers were out from both the fire room and the crawl space. Big thanks to Northwood Fire, Perrysburg Township Fire and Perrysburg City Fire for supplying mutual aid and assisting us on this incident. Photo credit – Benjamin Swanson, Toledo Fire Museum.

On Saturday December 13, 2014 crews responded to a dwelling on fire with heavy smoke showing upon arrival on Medic 29. The occupant had self-evacuated but there were some pets still in house. Crews found a very cluttered conditions but were able knock down the fire and performed a moderate amount of overhaul. Chief 30 had command and was assisted by RFRD E-29/M-29/E-30, Northwood T-38/ Perrysburg Twp. Fire/EMS C-74 & 75/E-74 Perrysburg City Fire M-39. Photo Credit-Mark Hoffman.

Northwood Medic 80 and Northwood Tower 83 responded to I-75 SB between Miami and Wales for a multi-vehicle MVA with injuries around 1800 hours. Medic 80 was returning from the hospital from a previous run. Rossford Station 29 was requested for Medic 29. Tower 83 was first arriving to find a 4-vehicle MVA involving 3 sedans and a private ambulance. Tower 83 took command and reported two occupants trapped in a sedan requiring extrication.

Medic 29 took patient care initially; Medic 80 and Tower 83 made quick work of the vehicle stabilizing, popping the driver’s side door and blitzing the passenger’s side to free the occupants. Medic 74 was requested from Station 74 to assist, but was canceled shortly after.

Both occupants were transported to a local trauma center by Medic 29 and Medic 80. There were no other reports of injuries on scene.

Rossford Crews were dispatched to 75 North, just North of Buck Road, for a report of a vehicle fire. Upon arrival, duty crew found a truck with heavy fire in the engine compartment. Upon arrival of Engine 29, a quick knock down and overhaul was performed. Crews operated for approximately 45 minutes.

Rossford crews were dispatched out with Northwood Fire Department and many more agencies for a report of a fully engulfed barn fire in Northwood 83’s district. Upon arrival, NFD Medic 80 found heavy fire conditions with an exposure on the Delta side. Rossford crews arrived and provided water to different pieces of apparatus and was then assigned knock down on the Alpha side. Crews operated for approximately four hours.

Crews were dispatched to 75 Southbound for a report of a semi on fire. Upon arrival, chief found heavy fire conditions and assumed command. Thanks for our brothers and sisters from Perrysburg Township for assisting us on this incident.

Semi fire 75 Southbound near Buck Road

While just clearing from a medical response crews were dispatched to an MVA at Lime City Rd & SR795. Medic arrived and found a car with a fire in the engine compartment and extending, and attempted to ascertain if there was anyone in the vehicle. Upon arrival of the Fire Chief there were 2 patients one of whom was transported for a non-life threating injury. Engines 29 & 30 Medic 30 and Chief 29 responded.

In another early morning call crews were dispatched to 795 & 75 NB exit ramp for an injury accident, with a car on fire. While they were enroute they were updated that there were 2 cars on fire and the occupants were out of the cars. One person was seen but not transported.

Crew responded in the early morning hours to SR 795 & Crossroads Parkway. One person sustained a minor injury and was transported to local hospital for evaluation.

On Friday April 11th, crews were dispatched to the KFC on Route 20 for a reported mulch fire that got into the wall. Upon arrival, crews immediately noticed that it had gotten into the wall which prompted crews to start cutting up the wall to stop the spread of fire. After an hour of overhaul, crews went back into service. Photos credited to Rossford Fire Explorer Evan Myers.

November 2013- A cold night brought units to I-75 corridor where a vehicle went way off the road. One of the occupants sustained minor injuries.

November 2013- RFRD was dispatched to townhouse on fire. Crews found heavy conditions upon arrival. A full assignment was sent including automatic aid. While operating at this incident there was a medical call in another house just down from the location, crews called for a mutual aid Medic Unit and used the ALS gear from a suppression apparatus to treat the patient while awaiting the Medic Unit.


November 2013- Crews continued on during what is believed to be the busiest month on record- with a total of 99 runs for the month-here they are back out on the interstate at a wicked looking MVA that also resulted in minor injuries.

October 2013- Units responded to the interstate for an accident with injuries, upon arrival  crews found a singe vehicle that went off the roadway. The person sustained minor injuries and was transported for further evaluation.MVA 102813 1-2