Articles About Miami Township Fire-Rescue

  • Miami Township Fire-Rescue squad gets accredited

    Miami Township Fire-Rescue volunteers, from left, Joe Panuto, Anthony Cascio, Nick Miller-Jacobson and Cayden DeFusco are among the first EMT students to take classes at the department as an accredited training center. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Volunteerism may have dwindled over the past 50 years, but no where is it felt more seriously as a matter of life and death than in small town fire and EMS departments across the country. Miami Township Fire-Rescue is no exception.

  • Warm up with bonfires on Beggars Night

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    This year’s Beggars Night will be held Halloween night, Thursday, Oct. 31, 6–8 p.m., with bonfires throughout the village.

  • MTFR seeks new facility; WSU land is preferred option

    At its July 15 meeting Village Council approved a letter of support for Miami Township Fire-Rescue’s proposal to acquire the former site of Wright State Family Clinic for a new fire station and Township administration building.

  • Barr house to disappear in a controlled burn

    The historic house on the Barr property downtown will be burned in a training exercise this month, according to Miami Township Fire Chief Colin Altman at Village Council’s April 1 meeting.

  • Fate of old clinic site still not known

    Since the Yellow Springs Family Health Center, operated by Wright State University Physicians, was abandoned and demolished three years ago, the land has been vacant.

  • Future first responders

    Kian and Neirin Barker learned all about firefighting at an open house for Miami Township Fire-Rescue last week. The Barkers were among the villagers who took a ride in a fire truck, explored the inside of an ambulance and watched a firefighter don the department’s heavy gear. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Kian and Neirin Barker were among the villagers who attended the MTFR open house last week.

  • A overly-hot village keeps its cool

    Summer-saults: Even though the temperature rose to a lethargy-inducing 96° last Thursday, July 5, jumpers rose to the occasion to show off for the camera at Gaunt Park pool’s deep end. Pool officials cited heavy use during the heat, and a record attendance that Friday. (Photos by Suzanne Ehalt)

    Villagers took the second week of scorching heat like champions last Friday and Saturday, when temperatures soared to record highs. The Village pool was well utilized.

  • No return for clinic; possible fire station site

    the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine no longer plans to rebuild the school’s health clinic that was located in Yellow Springs; however, the Miami Township Fire-Rescue department hopes to provide a new community use for the site.

  • Seek the fire-and-rescue life?

    Miami Township Fire-Rescue welcomes new volunteers with a desire to serve their community at times of critical need. Shown above are FF/EMT Jason Powell, left, and FF/EMT Jeremy Rea “rescuing” Dave Meister (trainee) during Ropes Rescue training. (Submitted Photo)

    Alex Wendt came to Miami Townsip Fire-Rescue to do something to serve the community and because he wanted to see what the life of a firefighter was about.

  • Learning under fire

    Twenty-seven members of the Miami Township Fire-Rescue squad participated in a controlled burn of the Rabbit Run farmhouse on Dayton Street all day Saturday, Aug. 7. The event was a training exercise led by Fire Chief Colin Altman, which lasted from 9 a.m. until about 4 p.m. and included four new fire instructors, including locals Chris Kitts and Lee Gillespie, who recently completed courses taught by Assistant Fire Chief Denny Powell at the Greene County Career Center. The department brought two fire engines, a tanker, a rescue truck and an ambulance for safety in the face of temperatures that climbed to 800–900 degrees. Five firefighters from Xenia and Sugarcreek Townships also participated.

    Copies of this and other photographs may be purchased from the Yellow Springs News; please contact us via e-mail at ysnews {at} ysnews(.)com or by phone, between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Mon.–Fri.

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