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Ada-Liberty Fire Department The buckets were then passed from one person to the next until they reached the fire. The tongue was 5 ½ ft long and made of steel.

In the early days bucket brigades were formed using buckets made of leather and rubber which were filled with water from streams, ponds, rain barrels, or wherever it was available. As early as 1860, Ada had a hand operated pump mounted on a small steel wheeled wagon which was 4 ½ ft long, 20 ½ in wide, and 10 ft deep. The pump was of piston type and had two wooden handles. It was operated by about

In the early days bucket brigades were formed using buckets made of leather and rubber which were filled with water from streams, ponds, rain barrels, or wherever it was available. As early as 1860, Ada had a hand operated pump mounted on a small steel wheeled wagon which was 4 ½ ft long, 20 ½ in wide, and 10 ft deep. The pump was of piston type and had two wooden handles. It was operated by about

03/31/2022
03/31/2022

This morning we lost a great man. A man dedicated to serving his community and the communities around us. Captain Francis lost his earthly life while serving and protecting our community as a Bluffton police officer. A husband, a father to two children, a son, a community friend, a brother to the thin blue line and a dedicated Captain serving our fire district. Captain Francis.. Thank you for your kind, dedicated, and caring heart! Rest easy brother, we will take it from here.

11/23/2021

The Ada community came through again!

Initial count shows that we made around $3000 on Friday night at "Fill the Boots for Christmas".

We couldn't have done it without you!

Thank you!

11/11/2021
11/11/2021

Come Join us next Friday November 19th for the 3rd annual fill the boot for Christmas drive! We will be located at the intersection of Main Street and Lincoln Avenue by Mcdonalds from 330-530pm. All proceeds go to giving local families food and gifts for Christmas. We need your help again! last year we raised almost $3000 in 2 hours! Lets see how good we can do this year. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!

It's that time again.
03/14/2021

It's that time again.

11/20/2020

You did it again Ada! We have already surpassed last year's total and we haven't even counted the change yet. You guys are awesome! We will update you with the final total once we get it.

11/16/2020
2020 Fill the Boot for Christmas

Come out this Friday and see us for our 2nd annual Fill the Boots for Christmas fundraiser!

2020 has been a rough year for everyone, so lets help some local families have a good Christmas.

Last year we raised over $2400 in 2 hours for local families, so lets see if we can beat that this year!

All proceeds go to purchase gifts for the kids and food for the families.

We will be at the intersection of Main and Licoln this Friday between 3:30 and 5:30. Lets see what we can do when we come together as a community!

11/23/2019

Ada....Thank you!
We raised over $2000 tonight in just 2 hours during our first annual "Fill the boots for Christmas" campaign! This proves again just how great of a community we have here in Ada!

Swing down Main street on Friday afternoon from 3:30 to 5:30 pm for our first annual Fill the Boots for Christmas campai...
11/18/2019

Swing down Main street on Friday afternoon from 3:30 to 5:30 pm for our first annual Fill the Boots for Christmas campaign!

We will be taking donations at the intersection by the Post office. ALL donations go to local families in the form of Walmart gift cards to help purchase food and Christmas gifts for the kids.

We hope you will join us to help spread some Christmas cheer to those less fortunate this Holiday season.

11/12/2019

Thanks to Ada-Liberty Fire Department for having us out last night to present our live line safety demo. We enjoyed talking with the department!

10/28/2019
The more you know ....
05/04/2019

The more you know ....

02/13/2019
Car hits Sheriff's Deputy as he attends traffic accident

Please pay attention to your surroundings when driving, especially this time of year with slippery roadways and limited visibility. Distracted drivers can turn a simple fender bender into a life threatening accident.

01/20/2019

Hardin County is now under a level 3 Snow Emergency.

With the upcoming snow this weekend please keep this in mind.
01/18/2019

With the upcoming snow this weekend please keep this in mind.

We can’t use them if we can’t find them!

With forecasters predicting 1-2 inches of snow today and the possibility of significant snow accumulations late Saturday through early Sunday, Toledo Fire & Rescue would like to take a minute to remind you to “help us help you” by adopting your neighborhood fire hydrant.

Please make sure there’s a clear path from the hydrant to the street and at least 3 feet around it for us to be able access it!

11/19/2018
Thanksgiving is by far the leading day for US home cooking fires

Turkey day is upon us again! Please take care this week and review five dangers of deep frying a turkey. Safety starts with proper thawing!

1.) Units can easily tip over, spilling hot cooking oil over a large area.

2.) An overfilled cooking pot or partially frozen turkey will cause cooking oil to spill when the turkey is inserted.

3.) A small amount of cooking oil coming into contact with the burner can cause a large fire.

4.)Without thermostat controls, deep fryers have the potential to overheat the oil to the point of combustion.

5.)The sides of the cooking pot, lid and pot handles can get dangerously hot, creating severe burn hazards.

11/07/2018

A very big THANK YOU to all who came out and voted in support of the Fire Levy!!
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11/06/2018

Please vote ✔️ YES tomorrow on the Ada-Liberty Fire Levy!
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Thank you for your support!

Remember to set your clocks back before you go to bed. It's also a good time to change your batteries in your smoke alar...
11/04/2018

Remember to set your clocks back before you go to bed. It's also a good time to change your batteries in your smoke alarms!

10/29/2018
10/29/2018

Please read below for details about our upcoming levy on the November Ballot. As always thank you for your continued support!

The Ada-Liberty Township Fire Department protects the incorporated area of Ada, 36 square
miles of Liberty Township and 10 square miles in Orange Township, Hancock County.

In 1990, the fire department took delivery of the first fire truck of its kind in the area. Engine 53
carries 2,500 gallons of water for rural fires, 900 feet of 5 inch hose for supplying water from hydrants,
500 feet of 3 inch hose, and 550 feet of 1 3/4 inch attack lines. This fire truck served as the “first out”
engine 1990 – 1998 and the “second out” engine 1999-2010. It has served primarily as a tanker for rural
structure fires and agricultural fires since 2010. Historically, the fire department has followed a model in
which the newest truck serves as the “first out” truck. As the vehicles age and technology changes they
are replaced approximately every 10 years by a new truck, and the roles of the older trucks shift to
“reserve engine” or “tanker”.

The fire department responds to over 100 incidents each year to perform fire suppression,
extricate victims from vehicle crashes, rescue motorists from high water, investigate fire and smoke
alarms, assist EMS, search for missing persons, assist with methamphetamine laboratory investigations,
hazardous material spills, and other emergencies. The department also has a certified ice rescue team.
As you can imagine today’s firefighters must be trained for many different situations. The Ada-Liberty
Township Fire Department does not provide medical assistance to the community, however when called
to assist The Ada- Liberty Rescue Squad or any other rescue squad that responds to Ada, if called, the
firefighters from The Ada- Liberty Fire Department respond to help. That is why it is so important to our
community that the fire department has the best equipment and man power possible.

The Ada Liberty Township Fire Department will have a 1 mill tax levy on the November levy to
replace our oldest fire truck. This equates to a $1 tax per $1,000 of assessed property value (taxes on a
property with an assessed value of $100,000 would be $100 / year for 5 years). The design and
construction of a fire truck takes approximately 18 months. By the time the new truck is delivered,
Engine 53 will be 30 years old and ready to retire. In addition to being more mechanically reliable than
Engine 53, the new engine will have several improvements including greater water pumping capacity
(2000 gallons / minute vs 1500 gallons/minute), computer operated pump controls (rather than manual
operated pump controls), and the capacity to use foam (for suppressing fires that involve gasoline, tires,
oil, and other fuels that cannot be readily extinguished with water alone). A Yes vote of confidence for
your fire department will be appreciated by the 25 members of the fire department and the people that
they protect in Ada, Liberty Township, and Orange Township.
The firefighters of Ada- Liberty Township
Fire Department are the soldiers in armor dedicated to protecting our community. Please help us help
our community by voting Yes for the fire levy on November 6, 2018.

Please pay attention! Slow Down, Move Over. We want to go home too.
10/23/2018

Please pay attention! Slow Down, Move Over.
We want to go home too.

If you've ever wondered why fire departments take the big red trucks to car accidents and block lanes, this is why. Earlier today a vehicle struck the back of a fire engine in Madison County while crews were working a traffic accident on 255. Without proper apparatus placement, the vehicle would have struck the fire/EMS/law enforcement crews.

Always remember to stay alert, slow down and pull over when approaching an accident scene!

10/17/2018

Always for emergency vehicles. Their lives depend on it!

09/12/2018

Never Forget 🇺🇸

09/11/2018
Special thanks to HOBY - Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership for their help today with tasks around the department. They come ...
06/09/2018

Special thanks to HOBY - Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership for their help today with tasks around the department. They come every summer and are a huge help! Also, a thanks goes out to Firefighter Andy Badertscher for working to set everything up.

Firefighters trained tonight in grass rig operations. During training, a firefighter noticed a duckling stuck in a culve...
05/22/2018

Firefighters trained tonight in grass rig operations. During training, a firefighter noticed a duckling stuck in a culvert by quickly rising rain water. Thanks to efforts by firefighter Baughman, it was rescued and returned to it's mother who was standing by.

NOAA and the NWS have predicted that gusty winds and warm weather could create conditions favorable to spread fires quic...
05/02/2018

NOAA and the NWS have predicted that gusty winds and warm weather could create conditions favorable to spread fires quickly. Burning outside during these conditions is not recommended.

Low relative humidity and gusty winds will create heightened fire weather concerns Tuesday afternoon. Outdoor burning is not recommended!

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ONU student finds niche as member of Ada-Liberty Twp. Fire Department

Working as a volunteer fire fighter at the Ada-Liberty Township Fire Department, Ohio Northern University student Max Roberts has found of sense of belonging and learned many things that have shaped him into a better student and person.

Working with the fire department has taught Roberts how to manage his hectic schedule and take advantage of the little free time he now has.

“Like any college student, I used to procrastinate and wait until the last minute to do my homework,” Roberts said.

“Now, I never know what will happen within the next minute. The pager could go off in the middle of the night or in the middle of a meal, and I could be on site for seven to 10 hours.

Each call affects him differently and teaches him life lessons he could never learn in a classroom.

"It helps me put things into perspective,” he said.

“As a college student, it’s easy to stress over daily tasks and academics, but when you see people in their worst moments, you start to understand what really matters in life.”

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