Below are recent news items and events happening at Beavercreek Township Fire Department.
The Beavercreek Township Fire Department requests for you to think about the fire hydrants when you are shoveling your driveway. The high levels of snow expected and sometimes a snow plow can partially cover fire hydrants. This decreases the visibility of the hydrant as well as slows the operation of obtaining water if we have to shovel it out during a fire. Thanks for taking the time to help our operation.
Every year the Beavercreek Township Fire Department holds a service and recognition dinner. Firefighters, Chiefs and the elected Township Trustees gathered for a nice dinner buffet before recognizing people for a successful year in 2013.
The awards program began with retired firefighters, Dana Brewer, Greg Sherwood, and Kip Smith remembering any fallen firefighters of the Beavercreek Township Fire Department who passed away in 2013. Next, the fire department awarded individuals with ribbons and certificates that get pinned on to their Class A uniform, much like the military do. There were numerous firefighters who received EMS Unit Commendations for serious medical incidents that ended with a positive outcome. Challenge coins were also handed out to firefighters who were recognized for their services such as uniform management and patient care. Two firefighters were given certificates for becoming Paramedic certified in 2013. Part Time Firefighter of the Year was awarded to firefighter Steve Renacs and Career Firefighter of the Year was awarded to firefighter Matt Clark.
The fire department also awarded Beavercreek Fire Department Auxiliary members, Peggy and Rich Bowman, the Meritorious Service Award Plaque in recognition of nineteen years of leadership with the Auxiliary. They shaped the Auxiliary to be an exceptional organization whose mission is to focus on our firefighters, their families and fire victims. Their leadership has been invaluable and appreciated. Also there to present proclamations to Peggy and Rich Bowman were, Beavercreek Mayor Brian Jarvis and Councilmen Zach Upton and State Representative Rick Perales. Senator Chris Widener was not able to attend but did send a proclamation for Peggy and Rich Bowman. Beavercreek Township Trustee, Carol Graff read a letter signed by the Beavercreek Township Trustees, which outlined the history of the Beavercreek Township Fire Department Auxiliary, the service they provide and how it was started by Peggy and Rich Bowman with the help of Brother Tom Payne in 1995. The Beavercreek Professional Firefighters Local 2857 also presented them with a plaque for their appreciation and dedication tothe community.
The fire department has given this service award to Beavercreek community members in the past.
The evening went very well and ended with Beavercreek Township Trustees complimenting and thanking the firefighters for all the hard work they do for the Beavercreek Community.
Posted on 1.2.2014
The Beavercreek Township Fire Department has proudly provided emergency care for our citizens for over fifty years. This level of dedication to our community continues by providing valuable Heart Saver Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid training to all of our citizens and businesses, FREE OF CHARGE!
In 2013, we offered over twenty classes and trained more than 200 citizens. Our goal is to keep class sizes small and provide more one-on-one attention for students. The class time is spent on both lecture, and more importantly hands-on training to assure students are well trained and comfortable with the skills. Our cadre of instructors has more than fifty years experience teaching CPR and are among the best in the Dayton area.
The Fire Chief, David VandenBos, believes by providing this service to our community we increase our emergency response team by having citizens who are well trained to provide this life saving skill for all of Beavercreek.
There is a small fee required for the American Heart Association (AHA) course materials, but this booklet and the certification card come to less than thirty dollars. This cost is still less than other courses, plus the certification through AHA is valid for two years where others are only valid for one year.
Of course, not everyone needs to certify every two years. However, some employers do mandate employees maintain their CPR certification and we believe AHA provides the best value. Though the average citizen may not need to re-certify every two years, we encourage you do so. Let’s face it, most people don’t provide CPR routinely, and CPR needs to be practiced in order to remain comfortable with these skills.
As mentioned prior, we also provide First Aid training and Healthcare CPR if we have enough demand for them. Both CPR and First Aid classes are scheduled for four hours. Together these classes are eight hours long. Often times we teach it in two sessions in order to meet citizens busy schedules. Further, when providing re-fresher classes for citizens previously trained, class time is reduced.
We should mention that within all CPR classes the use of Automatic Defibrillators (AED) is also covered. Many times we have heard from students these machines can be intimidating. Rest assured, we will make sure you are comfortable with the use of AED’s. Since AED’s were introduced countless lives have been saved. CPR is an intricate part of saving lives when the heart stops working, but coupled with the use of AED’s you can significantly increase a loved one’s chance of surviving.
Our Heart Saver CPR classes are currently offered once a month. Please check our website at www.beavercreekfire.org/CPR to sign up for a class. Once signed up, you will receive an email or phone call regarding the purchase of the book that you will need for the class. If you have any questions please call the Fire Administration Office at 426-1213. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Posted on 3.28.2011
Beavercreek Township Fire Department's website has been updated to included easier navigation, faster uploads, and more publicly available information.