BETHEL TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT
  • Medway, OH
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Years in Fire/EMS:
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Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Bethel Township Fire Department
My Training:
Together, we consist of 9 fire only personnel, 7 EMS-only personnel, and 52 cross-trained fire and EMS personnel.
About Me:
We are a small volunteer and part-time fire department that sits on the southwest corner of Clark County, Ohio. Our department is comprised of two stations - Station 51 in Medway, and Station 54 in Donnelsville. Between the two fire stations, we have 2 engines, a rescue, a tanker, a rescue boat, 3 medic units, and a brush truck. Together we are responsible for 36 square miles, as well as responding mutual aid to six other surrounding departments. Our total run volume consisted of a little over 1,800 fire and EMS runs in 2008, including about 40 structure fires.
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This page is primarily composed of pictures of departmental activities taken by members of the fire department.


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History of the Fire Department Helmet

Posted on November 21, 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Firefighter helmets, in the earliest stages, were "stove pipe" type helmets that strongly resembled the top hat made famous by President Abraham Lincoln. They were made of a rigid leather material with the name of the department the firefighter worked for painted on the front, and didn’t serve much of a safety purpose, only to signal which department the firefighter belonged to.

The traditional fire helmet was founded by an FDNY volunteer firefighter, Henry T. Gratacap, sometime between… Continue

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