Norwich Township Firefighters Auxiliary disbands

Box 15 had a surprise visit during our training meeting on August 26.  Long-time Norwich Township Fire Chief Dave Long (now retired) and his wife dropped in for a brief visit and to bring us a gift.  The Norwich Township Firefighters Auxiliary has disbanded and they presented us with a check – the amount remaining from their operating funds.  We sincerely appreciate their generosity.  We’ve teamed up with the Auxiliary on several major incidents over the years and they have always been a pleasure to work with.  We wish them well in their “retirement” and will do everything in our power to maintain the standard of service that they had established. 

Box 15 can design a shirt for your agency

Box 15 will create this shirt for your Fire Department or IAFF Local.  All we would need is:
  • Approval to use your logo
  • A sample of one of your current shirt designs
  • A copy of your FD logo (for the chest)
  • An order for 72 pieces - including all sizes from Youth Small to Adult 4X
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We've Got Your Back

Thursday, July 18 was another hot & sticky day with temp in the mid-90’s and high humidity.  Shortly before 2:30 PM, Pleasant Valley FD was dispatched to a fire in a print shop in Plain City.  Upon arrival, they found a complex of 3 structures with one heavily involved.  Mutual aid was immediately requested.   As the fire grew and additional companies requested, Union County EMA’s rehab unit responded.  The fire would eventually become a 4-alarm.  About 25 minutes into the incident, Box 15 was also requested.  We responded in Rehab 1 with a crew of 3.  Upon arrival, we partnered with the Union County group, supplementing them with a misting fan, rehab towels, Sqwincher, granola bars, chairs and additional hands.  Together, we served more than 100 firefighters.  Norwich Township also brought in their large Decon trailer to use as an air conditioned shelter.  With companies from 10 fire departments, this was mutual aid at its finest.

Then, shortly after the fire was knocked down and overhaul started, Box 15 was requested for a fire in a high value home in Genoa Township in Delaware County.  That fire quickly escalated to a second alarm, due to the high heat.  Rehab 1 got permission to clear the Plain City fire and respond to the Genoa Township fire – 24 miles away.  One of our members responded directly from his home to establish an initial rehab sector in conjunction with Delaware County EMS while we were enroute.  Because we had expended a lot of our resources on the previous incident, we had Rehab 2 also respond.  When that unit arrived, we released Rehab 1 to return to quarters. 

In all, we deployed 8 rehab chairs and our misting fan at the Plain City fire.  Between both fires, we used 4 cases of bottled water, 2 gallons of Sqwincher, 88# of ice, more than a case of granola bars and traveled 93 miles round trip.  Not bad for a day’s work.

Hot Weather Responses in Bn. 2

During the current heat wave, Box 15 has maintained a crew available for immediate response to any working incidents during the hottest time of day. On July, 16, the need for our services became apparent during 2 back to back gas leak responses. The first run came at 1400 hours & was a response to Campusview & North High Street. During our time on the scene, we dispensed a little less than 1 case of water. Then at 17oo hours, we responded to another gas leak at Karl & Schrock Roads. While on the scene we dipensed about a case of water & used several rehab towels.

New Online Store!

Today, Box 15 launched a new online store.  The new store features all of our products, and new products will be coming soon!  It's your one-stop shop for CFD tee-shirts and hats, pink ribbon tees, sweat pants, athletic shorts, and more!  

Check it out at http://www.box15.org/store.  Every purchase helps support Box 15's mission of providing rehab service to firefighters, police officers, and other public safety agencies in our service area.

 

 

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