Blanchard Township Fire Department

Blanchard Township Fire Department The *OFFICIAL* Blanchard Twp VFD page

Operating as usual


Little bit behind here posting some items, trying to catch up here. The Fire Department has added three new members in the past few months, Jon Montgomery, Austin Piehl, and Justin Terry. 


Please see information from the Bluffton Ohio Police Department:

Prayers to the family

Prayers to the family

It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of Firefighter/EMR Beau Rettig. Beau was a member of our fire department starting in 1994 until 2011 when he joined the Liberty Township Fire Department. Beau came back to our department in 2021 and has been an active member in all aspects.

Beau answered his final alarm on March 30th, 2022 at the age of 52. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers at this time.

Prayers to the family and to his brothers at the fire dept

Prayers to the family and to his brothers at the fire dept

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.


Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the Bluffton police officer, Bluffton Police Department, Mt.Cory Fire and to Allen township fire. Please keep these people in your thoughts and prayers

Prayers for all involved

Prayers for all involved


If you drive around a high water barricade in Ohio, you are subject to a $2,000 fine. That's a lot of 💵 "ChaChing". The next time you drive up to a flooded roadway, think about the costs of trying to drive through it. 🌪️⛈️💨🌩️


Prayers to the Family. 🙏


Reminder - A statewide burn ban from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. is in effect from March until May 31.


If your in need of a smoke detector, get ahold of your fire department


In memory of retired Bluffton Assistant Fire Chief George "Mike" Cox who answered his final alarm on February 7th, 2022 at the age of 73.

Asst. Chief Cox was a 45 year member of the Bluffton Fire Department, and was also a retired firefighter from Lima Fire Department and a police officer for the Village of Bluffton.

Thank you Chief for your service to Hancock and Allen Counties over the past 45 years. RIP Chief.

Keep your furnace exhaust and intake clear From the snow and ice

Keep your furnace exhaust and intake clear From the snow and ice

With snow predicted upwards of 20” beginning Wednesday morning, please make sure your inlet and exhaust pipes for your furnace, water heater, or any other appliance remain clear of snow and ice. A blockage can cause deadly carbon monoxide to build up in your home. Also, now would be a good time to ensure your CO detector has a new battery in it, and is less than 7 years old.


If you see down power lines stay away at least 10 meters or 33 feet. Dial 911 and let dispatcher know what the situation is. Advise everyone approaching where the lines are and to stay clear of area.




Run totals from 2021. 62.

Officers for 2022
2 nd Lieutenant. Matt Bryant
1st Lieutenant John Cody Launder
2 nd Captain Matt Walters
1st Captain Shane Swisher
2nd Asst. Chief Rob Burner
1st Asst. Chief Robert Crawford
Chief David Lucas.

Treasurer Shane Swisher
Secretary Matt Bryant



President Eric Arquette and the officers of the association would like to welcome you to our association. The association was founded in 1874 at Ada, Ohio. Article I of the Constitution and By-Laws of the association states that: "The object of this association shall be to create and maintain a ...


It is with great sorrow that we report today the passing of Retired Arlington Fire Chief Tom Kroske, who answered his final alarm on Christmas Eve, 2021 at the age of 83.

Chief Kroske served the Village of Arlington and Hancock County for over 47 years as a firefighter, Secretary-Treasurer and Chief of Arlington Fire Department. Chief Kroske was also a member and secretary of the Hancock County Firefighters Association, the Hancock County Fire Chief's Association, and member and secretary/treasurer of the Northwest Ohio Fire Chief's Association.

Rest in peace brother and we will take it from here.


Merry Christmas from all of us at Station 400.

Great training by Great instructors

Great training by Great instructors

Mark your calendars for the NOVFA Fire School. One of my favorite events!

2022 NOVFA Regional Fire School
March 12th & 13th, 2022
Penta Career Center

Regional Fire School Committee will be mailing out this year brochure mid-December

Online registration goes live first of January...


From all of us at Blanchard Township Fire, have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.


You probably don’t have enough room at the dinner table for all of us, so please read this if you are frying a turkey so we don’t need to join you.

Prayers to our brother and family.

Prayers to our brother and family.

In memory of former Delaware Township Firefighter Michael Kimmell. Michael answered his final alarm on Monday, November 8th at the age of 63. He was a seven year veteran of the Delaware Township VFD. Rest in Peace Brother

Thank you Prism Propane for your generous donation, it is greatly appreciated.

Thank you Prism Propane for your generous donation, it is greatly appreciated.

Prism is proud to support Blanchard Township Fire Department.

Dave is a valuable part of the Prism team and Chief of Blanchard Township Fire Department.

Your bravery is not taken for granted. A first responder is a real life superhero. Thank you Dave and to all the first responders.

Close your doors before you doze.  Proof is in the pictures.

Close your doors before you doze. Proof is in the pictures.


It’s Crash Responder Safety Week November 8-14, 2021 - Remember to always Move Over, Slow Down and Pay Attention for every flashing light, every time. It just may save a life.

National First Responder Day.

National First Responder Day.

Change your batteries and get smoke detectors

Change your batteries and get smoke detectors

A smoke detector woke a family early this morning when their kitchen trash can caught fire.
Everyone successfully escaped the smoke filled house and called 911. Crews quickly extinguished the fire before it extended to the rest of the kitchen. The cause is under investigation. Smoke detectors save lives! Please make sure your detectors are in good working order.


Please join us for our last drive-thru breakfast of the year!

October 24th, 2021 from 9 am until 1 pm.

We will be serving Scrambled Eggs, pancakes, and breakfast sausage.

This will be a Free Will Donation event and we look forward to seeing you on the 24th!

Thank you!


102 Coleman Rd
Benton Ridge, OH


Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Blanchard Township Fire Department posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.


Nearby government services


On August 21st, several families joined for a cookout, games, and the largest Slip 'N Slide in Benton Ridge! Thanks to Blanchard Township Fire Department for making the Slip 'N Slide possible.
The 2021 Liberty-Benton Senior Parade was a success! 🎉 We would like to thank: Hancock County Sheriff's Office, Blanchard Township Fire Department, Liberty Township Fire Department, and all students, staff and community members who joined us in celebrating the Class of 2021! 🎓

Photo credit: Jeff Simons
🚒 Check out our recent delivery 🚒 Blanchard Township Fire Department recently took delivery of their new Rosenbauer!
THANK YOU Blanchard Township Fire Department for choosing All American Fire Equipment and Rosenbauer for your new Pumper
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your department. We hope for a speedy recovery after today’s fire

From the Holgate VFD
The Blanchard Township Fire Department in , OH, took delivery of a with a 1,000-gallon tank on a Sutphen Monarch heavy-duty custom chassis. Sutphen Corporation
We extend a huge thank you to the Liberty Township and Blanchard Township Fire Department firefighters for making a special visit to see our Liberty-Benton kindergarten students this past week during fire prevention month!

Close contact for presentation only.
Blanchard Township Fire Department Engine 411
I am trying to find an email for Blanchard Township, but this is as close as I could find on the internet search. Can someone help? I was at Schwartz Cemetary off of Township 89 this Tuesday and noticed the rope holding the flag had broken and the flag was on the ground. I picked it up an tied it to the cleat on the flagpole. I wanted to report the issue so that it could be fixed.

Other Benton Ridge government services (show all)

Rawson Volunteer Firefighters Association Northwest Ohio Water Doctor OSU Extension Hancock County OhioMeansJobs Hancock County The McComb Rotary Club Findlay Airport McComb Public Library, Ohio McComb Fire Department The Courier Findlay Fire Department Hancock County Sheriff's Office Hancock County Commissioners Findlay Municipal Court Hancock County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society Hancock County Board of Elections