A New Rescue for MFD
Tower 4 firefighter Frank Taff and Battalion Chief Steve Manaugh retrieve a customer’s check that had blown onto a bank roof.
Basic Water Rescue Survival Class
Tower 4 at the Lanier Mansion Halloween event.
Fire Prevention Continues
Members of Engine One, Engine Five and Tower Four displayed apparatus and equipment to students of Pope John Elementary School. Meanwhile, Dave Wolfschlag presented a fire safety program to students in the cafeteria.
Recruiting Volunteer Firefighters
Snoopy joins Walnut St. Fire Company No. 4’s Lt. Mike White in recruiting for Madison fire companies at the recent Soup, Stew, Chili and Brew festival.
Celebrating 175 Years of Service
Fairplay Fire Company No. 1, Indiana’s oldest fire company, held a public open house October 9 in celebration of their 175th anniversary.
MFD Visits Schools for Fire Prevention
Volunteer firefighters from Walnut St. Fire Company No. 4, N. Madison Volunteer Fire Company No. 5, and Clifty 6 visited E.O. Muncie today to teach fire prevention to the elementary students.
Area Firefighters Share Training
Firefighters from Madison, Hanover, Dupont, Madison Township and Milton and Bedford, KY participated in training Tuesday at IKEC in Madison. Training included rescue of trapped or lost firefighters in a structure and in controlling propane gas fires. IKEC provides the training annually to its employees through a contractor, American Emergency Response Training, and provides an extra session for area firefighters.
The Ones Celebrate 175 Years of Service
Indiana’s oldest fire company, Fairplay Fire Company No. 1 celebrated 175 years of service on September 17, 2016, hosting firefighters from other city and county fire companies as well as from nearby communities. Presentations were also made by the Indiana State Fire Marshall and other agencies and officials.
Torch Journey Through Madison
Firefighter John Schoenstein, representing the firefighters of Madison and Jefferson County, carried the Indiana bicentennial torch on a portion of its journey through Madison. He rode with driver Frank Taff aboard a 100-year-old Ahrens Fox pumper that served Madison Fire Company No. 2 from 1916 to 1947. The torch will pass through all 92 Indiana counties.