Ever Ready, Ever Willing, to Save Life and Property
Chad E. Follick, Fire Chief
Vandalia Fire Station
8705 Peters Pike
Vandalia, Ohio 45377
1 week ago
First platoon Engine/Medic 2 getting in some work yesterday afternoon on northbound 75. No injuries. Car is a total loss. ... See MoreSee Less
Looks like the hot/humid temperatures are one their way back in. Public Health Montgomery County has asked us to be prepared to initiate our Heat Emergency Plans. The City of Vandalia is prepared to implement our plan should a Heat Advisory or Excessive Heat Warning be announced by Public Health. As a part of our Heat Emergency Plan, we are putting out this public education piece. Please review and keep these tips in mind as you work or play outside over the weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
The Division of Fire was at last nights Vandalia-Butler School Board Meeting to recognize two heroic Aviators. On May 9, 2018 the Division of Fire responded to a reported apartment fire in the 900 block of Stewville. Two Vandalia-Butler students; Evan Anderson and Presley Garcia were in the area, spotted the fire and, at great personal risk, entered the apartment building and began pounding on doors to alert people to the fire. Not only did they most definitely save those in the building but they undoubtedly saved firefighters lives as well. Knowing when we arrive at the scene of a fire that everyone is out, saves us time and allows us to transition from what we call rescue mode to fire attack mode. Firefighters encountered heavy fire in the attic space of the top floor apartments as they made the second floor landing of the apartment building. Shortly after initiating a fire attack the roof collapsed onto the second floor, prompting a Mayday and an immediate evacuation of the building. Firefighters made it out safe and were not injured during the collapse or evacuation. If we had not received that "all clear" from the bystanders and police when we arrived once on scene firefighters would have been working deeper into the second floor searching for trapped occupants and they would have undoubtedly been trapped by the roof collapse. On behalf of the Division of Fire and the 30 firefighters working this fire we would like to thank Evan and Presely for being good neighbors and responsible citizens. Both boys received the Division of Fire Civilian Medal of Honor in recognition for their quick and heroic actions on that evening. A great example of the outstanding Aviators we are raising here in Vandalia! You guys make us all proud to say; "WE ARE AVIATORS!" ... See MoreSee Less
City of Vandalia Division of Fire shared their post.
4 weeks ago
Good information from our Division of Fire!National Weather Service Wilmington OH: A Heat Advisory is in effect for the entire region from noon to 8 pm EDT. Highs in the lower 90s with high humidity will make it feel like 100 degrees.
Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat related illnesses will be possible, especially if you spend a significant amount of time outdoors, or are involved in any strenuous outdoor activity.
Reduce outdoor activities, especially from mid-morning through the afternoon. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing and drink plenty of water. If possible, spend more time in air conditioned or well ventilated places. ... See MoreSee Less