Ada-Liberty Fire Department

Ada-Liberty Fire Department 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.
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The buckets were then passed from one person to the next until they reached the fire. 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 tongue was 5 ½ ft long and made of steel. The pump was of piston type and had two wooden handles. It was operated by about four men. It is now at housed at Ghost Town near

The buckets were then passed from one person to the next until they reached the fire. 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 tongue was 5 ½ ft long and made of steel. The pump was of piston type and had two wooden handles. It was operated by about four men. It is now at housed at Ghost Town near

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

It's that time again.

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.

Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative
11/12/2019

Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative

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
07/19/2019
Village of Ada, Ohio

Village of Ada, Ohio

The Ada United Methodist Church at the intersection of Highland Ave and Main Street will be open as a cooling station on Friday, July 19 from 10 am until 4pm. All are welcome.

07/18/2019
Ada Police Department

Ada Police Department

Hello Facebook Friends.

Please note that this Saturday, July 20, 2019, from noon until 8:30 pm, Main Street from the fire department to US Bank will be closed for the VFW Car Show. Along with this closure, the Depot Lot and Municipal Building Lot will be closed to make room for the Car Show participants.

Please note that the police department will be posting No Parking Signs along this route and at these lots on Friday, through the end of the event.

We invite you to come uptown and enjoy the show along with a Burn Out Competition to be held in the Municipal Building Parking Lot. The car show begins at 1:00 pm and the burn out competition begins at 5:30 pm.

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

The more you know ....

02/13/2019
ABC News

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.
#slowdownmoveover

Dashcam footage captures moment car swerves on snow and hits Iowa Sheriff's Deputy as he attends a traffic accident.

Dallas County Sheriff's Office said that the officer suffered “minor injuries,” but that the damage could have been “a whole lot worse.” https://abcn.ws/2E9HQHz

01/20/2019
Hardin County Sheriff's Office

Hardin County is now under a level 3 Snow Emergency.

Hardin County is now under a Level 3 Snow Emergency. No one should be on the roads. The roads are closed to normal traffic.

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
Sparky The Fire Dog

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.

Thanksgiving is by far the leading day for U.S. home cooking fires, so we are reminding you about the dangers of turkey fryers and how they can easily be used unsafely.

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!

NHTSA
10/17/2018

NHTSA

Always #MoveOver for emergency vehicles. Their lives depend on it! #FirstResponder

10/02/2018
Ada Police Department

Ada Police Department

All phone lines are down in Kenton. For emergency services call the Ada Police at 419-634-0010 Option #2.

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!

Tonight our firefighters are learning about Anhydrous Ammonia incident response.
04/17/2018

Tonight our firefighters are learning about Anhydrous Ammonia incident response.

04/15/2018
Pay Attention, Move over, Slow Down

When you see flashing lights, please pay attention, move over and slow down, stop if required, and use common sense.
We are out there helping someone who is probably having a very bad day, so help us get home safe too.
#moveoverslowdown #firstresponders

When you set your clocks ahead tonight, take the time to walk around your house and test your smoke alarms, it could sav...
03/10/2018

When you set your clocks ahead tonight, take the time to walk around your house and test your smoke alarms, it could save your life.

#turnandtest #firesafety #plan2waysout #smokealarms

Members of the ALFD Ice Rescue Team were able to assist with the 2018 Delta Sigma Phi Polar Plunge today at Ohio Norther...
02/18/2018

Members of the ALFD Ice Rescue Team were able to assist with the 2018 Delta Sigma Phi Polar Plunge today at Ohio Northern University. The event raised money for the American Red Cross. This was also a great training opportunity for some of our new members.

Our thoughts and prayers go out the the Westerville community for their loss of two Heroes today. We stand by our brothe...
02/11/2018

Our thoughts and prayers go out the the Westerville community for their loss of two Heroes today. We stand by our brothers in blue.

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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.” Submitted photo For more information visit our website: http://www.kentontimes.com/localnews/onu-student-finds-niche-as-member-of-ada-liberty-twp-fire-department/