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Chad E. Follick, Fire Chief
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Vandalia Fire Station
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8705 Peters Pike
Vandalia, Ohio 45377
937-898-2261

City of Vandalia residents, an EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING has been issued for our area. This warning will be in effect from 2 p.m. today thru 8 p.m. on Saturday (7/20/19).

The City has activated its Cooling Center Procedure. The Vandalia Recreation Center will function as a cooling center during normal operating hours for any Vandalia or Butler Township resident that needs a cool space during these extreme temperatures.

Please call the Division of Fire at (937)898-2261 with any questions you may have regarding the Cooling Center. Please DO NOT call our 911 Police/Fire dispatch center unless you have an emergency to report.
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In the early evening hours of July 15th, Vandalia Fire crews were dispatched to the report of a kitchen fire in a home. Crews arrived to find smoke detectors sounding, the family outside and the fire out. Unfortunately, in an attempt to get a burning pan of oil off of the stove top an adult occupant was burned and had to be treated and transported to a local hospital.

The Division of Fire would like to remind everyone that cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. To help prevent these type of fires and injuries please remember to:

•"Keep an eye on what you fry". Most cooking fires start when someone is frying food (which was the case here).

•"Watch what you are cooking". Fires start when the heat is too high. If you see any smoke or the grease starts to boil, turn the burner off.

•Make sure you are awake and alert. Alcohol and some drugs can make you sleepy.

•Wear short sleeves or roll them up so they don’t catch on fire.

•Make sure children and pets stay at least 3 feet away from a hot stove.

•Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove so no one can bump them or pull them over.

•Move things that can burn away from the stove. This includes dishtowels, bags, boxes, paper and curtains.

Please call the Fire Prevention Bureau should you need any assistance with safe guarding your family (937)898-2261.
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Third Platoon Firefighters (Ladder & Medic) participated in an "All Inclusive Field Day" at the Vandalia Rec Center today. Crews provided water fun to those in attendance. Cool refreshing, water on a beautiful day, who needs a swimming pool when you have 1500 gallons/minute. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks to our Seniors Center for inviting us today for a "Hands Only-CPR" presentation. Fire Marshal Jason Eckert assisted by Medic 2 crew. Great turnout today, dinning room was full! They even let us get a "selfie" in at the end of the presentation, that's becoming a tradition when we present at the Seniors Center. ... See MoreSee Less

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