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  • 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.

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  • The burning of Rabbit Run farmhouse

    Rabbit Run Farm Burn Video Still

    After purchasing Rabbit Run Farm on Dayton Street, Vernay Laboratories razed its farmhouse, due to concerns over the safety of the vacant building. The controlled burn was used as a training operation for Miami Township Fire-Rescue and other local fire departments on August 7, 2010.

  • Rabbit Run burn postponed

    MTFR has postponed the July 17 controlled burn of the Rabbit Run farmhouse because of further mandated asbestos testing.

  • Rabbit Run Farm house to burn

    Three months after Vernay Laboratories purchased Rabbit Run Farm on Dayton Street, the company has decided to raze the eight-room farmhouse on the property. The controlled burn is scheduled for Saturday, July 17, and will be performed as a training operation for the Miami Township Fire-Rescue…

  • Fire station celebrates new engine

    At Tuesday's open house, Miami Township firefighters carried on the tradition of pushing the new firetruck into its bay at the station. Assistant Chief Denny Powell drove the truck.

    Miami Township Fire Department officials held an open house on Tuesday to celebration the arrival of their new engine, the station’s first in 14 years.

  • Hudson sculpture honors firefighters

    Local sculptor Jon Barlow Hudson has created public art for more than 30 years, his works of swirling stone and steel spread around the globe. But his latest design for a public sculpture is unlike any before — honoring those who died fighting fires and saving lives.

  • Smoking grass, prairie style

    Miami Township Fire-Rescue volunteer Chris Kitts helped control the prairie burn in the field off Grinnell Road by the covered bridge on Friday, Oct. 31, to kill off invasive species that threaten the health of the indigenous prairie grasses. The burn was not completed due to wet conditions, and will be resumed at a future date.

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  • MTFR learns from recovery

    At their Feb. 20 meeting, Miami Township Fire and Rescue Chief Colin Altman told the Township Trustees that a recent search operation in the Clifton Gorge nature preserve had helped him identify a number of areas for the department to work on.

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