Lafayette Township Fire Department

Lafayette Township Fire Department Lafayette Township Fire Department - Medina County, Ohio LTFD Management Staff

Jerry Winkler - Chief
Tim Holzman - Asst. Chief
Mike Savetski - Captain
Shane Jenkins - Lieutenant
Pete Dolowy II - Lieutenant
Cody Uniack - Lieutenant
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Operating as usual

MAY 4TH IS INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS' DAY"International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is a time where the world’s community ...
05/04/2021

MAY 4TH IS INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS' DAY

"International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is a time where the world’s community can recognize and honor the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure that their communities and environment are as safe as possible. It is also a day in which current and past firefighters can be thanked for their contributions."

On behalf of the LTFD, we want to thank all of the brave men and women - not only in Lafayette Township but worldwide as well - who sacrifice so much to protect and serve their communities.

MAY 4TH IS INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS' DAY

"International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is a time where the world’s community can recognize and honor the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure that their communities and environment are as safe as possible. It is also a day in which current and past firefighters can be thanked for their contributions."

On behalf of the LTFD, we want to thank all of the brave men and women - not only in Lafayette Township but worldwide as well - who sacrifice so much to protect and serve their communities.

Photos from Lafayette Township Firefighters' Association's post
05/02/2021

Photos from Lafayette Township Firefighters' Association's post

A Great reminder from our friends at Montville PD.
04/27/2021

A Great reminder from our friends at Montville PD.

We look forward to seeing everyone!!
04/27/2021

We look forward to seeing everyone!!

Well it is going to happen!!

This Sunday, May 2nd & next Sunday (Mother's Day) May 9th. Save your mom/wife/girlfriend, treat her to a great pancake breakfast cooked by some of your local Firefighters & EMT's.

04/16/2021

If you have taken advantage of the Governor’s orders to permit delay of renewing your license plates or driver’s license, consider working on getting those renewed.

Per those orders, any plates or licenses that expired on or after April 1, 2021, they are now expired.

Any plates or licenses that expired between March 9, 2020 and March 31, 2021, then you have until July 1, 2021 to get those renewed.

Emergency Vehicle Operations Course along with pump operations test today. What a great day for training.
04/13/2021

Emergency Vehicle Operations Course along with pump operations test today. What a great day for training.

Emergency Vehicle Operations Course along with pump operations test today. What a great day for training.

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.  We would like to take this opportunity to show our appreci...
04/12/2021

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. We would like to take this opportunity to show our appreciation to our amazing dispatchers from the Medina County Sheriff's Office and Medina PD. Thank you for keeping our first responders and community safe. We couldn’t do what we do without you!

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. We would like to take this opportunity to show our appreciation to our amazing dispatchers from the Medina County Sheriff's Office and Medina PD. Thank you for keeping our first responders and community safe. We couldn’t do what we do without you!

On Easter Sunday,  LTFD responded mutual aid to Seville for a residential house fire. More information listed below.
04/06/2021

On Easter Sunday, LTFD responded mutual aid to Seville for a residential house fire. More information listed below.

Seville-Guilford Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 8000 block of Guilford Road on Easter Sunday, April 4, at 10:04 p.m. The first arriving fire unit reported heavy fire conditions in the story and a half addition off the west side of the main house. Crews rapidly deployed 1 ¾ and 2 ½ inch handlines to control the blaze and prevent spread into the main part of the structure. Crews quickly established water supply operations and brought the fire under control, saving the main house and nearby agricultural barns, limiting fire damage to the addition.

The house, owned by Mr. Dennis Grella, had been converted into a duplex and both units were vacant at the time of the fire. The main portion of the structure was undergoing renovation as a result of a fire that occurred in 1/16, 2021.

There were no injuries reported. The cause is under investigation by the office of the State Fire Marshal and the Medina County Fire Investigation Task Force. Mutual-aid was provided by Lafayette Township, Westfield, Sharon, Lodi, Medina, and Town & Country Fire Departments. The Seville Police Department, Medina County Sheriff’s Office, and Seville Board of Public Affairs provided assistance on scene.

Happy Easter!
04/04/2021

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Yesterday evening LTFD swore in a new member William Gross. Will is a Firefighter 2 EMT that brings experience from Midw...
04/03/2021

Yesterday evening LTFD swore in a new member William Gross. Will is a Firefighter 2 EMT that brings experience from Midwest Ambulance and also serves as a Combat Medic for the Army Resevers. Welcome aboard!

Working together and collaborating with other local departments is one of the keys to success in our business. Learning ...
04/01/2021

Working together and collaborating with other local departments is one of the keys to success in our business. Learning about other local resources and how they could benefit our residents and the people we serve is important to us. Tonight our personnel were provided training from the Medina County All Hazards Team on drone capabilities and use.

Fires, missing persons searches, and water/ice rescues are just a sort list of where this technology can aid our department when time is critical.

Special thanks to Drone Team Leader, Charles Cali for the presentation and demo of Medina County’s drone equipment. We are fortunate to have this resource available.

Message from the Medina County Parks District.
03/31/2021

Message from the Medina County Parks District.

Message from the Medina County Parks District.

03/29/2021
03/29/2021

As a reminder to our followers: TODAY, the Ohio Department of Transportation is closing State Route 3 (Wooster Pike) between Poe Road and State Route 162 (Wedgewood Road), for culvert replacement. The road is scheduled to be reopened on Friday.
If SR3 through Montville is part of your normal route of travel, please plan accordingly, allow extra time, and please obey all posted speed limits on roadways that you use as your detour.

Great project our friends at Sharon Township have been working on for over eight years finally coming to completion.  So...
03/27/2021

Great project our friends at Sharon Township have been working on for over eight years finally coming to completion. So much hard work and countless hours have gone into this project that will provide a priceless experience for a family during their most difficult time. Congratulations to all that worked so hard on this, job very well done!!

Strong winds are expected  through mid-day today. Please remember to treat all downed power lines as if they are energiz...
03/26/2021

Strong winds are expected through mid-day today. Please remember to treat all downed power lines as if they are energized.

Strong winds are expected through mid-day today. Please remember to treat all downed power lines as if they are energized.

03/26/2021
Statewide Tornado Drill on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 9:50 AM. We encourage residents to enable National Weather Servi...
03/22/2021

Statewide Tornado Drill on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 9:50 AM. We encourage residents to enable National Weather Service alerts as tornado sirens are only heard in an immediate surrounding area. For more information on weather safety, visit https://weathersafety.ohio.gov/

RIP Brother.
03/20/2021

RIP Brother.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce our brother, Andy Hontert, lost his battle with cancer. Please keep his family, friends, and our Department in your thoughts and prayers.

Who's prepared to spring forward to warmer temperatures?As we move our clocks ahead on Sunday, March 14th, the Lafayette...
03/12/2021

Who's prepared to spring forward to warmer temperatures?

As we move our clocks ahead on Sunday, March 14th, the Lafayette Township Fire Department would like to remind you to change your clocks and change your batteries. Although most clocks will adjust automatically, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors need a little more attention to ensure they are working properly.

The U.S. Fire Administration recommends testing smoke alarms once a month, changing batteries twice a year, and replacing alarms every 10 years. Check the back of the smoke alarm for its date of manufacture.

If you have any questions or would like more information feel free to send us a message.

Who's prepared to spring forward to warmer temperatures?

As we move our clocks ahead on Sunday, March 14th, the Lafayette Township Fire Department would like to remind you to change your clocks and change your batteries. Although most clocks will adjust automatically, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors need a little more attention to ensure they are working properly.

The U.S. Fire Administration recommends testing smoke alarms once a month, changing batteries twice a year, and replacing alarms every 10 years. Check the back of the smoke alarm for its date of manufacture.

If you have any questions or would like more information feel free to send us a message.

Part Time Firefighter/Paramedic job opportunity.
03/08/2021

Part Time Firefighter/Paramedic job opportunity.

Part Time Firefighter/Paramedic job opportunity.

Today is #internationalwomensday2021 We would like to take a moment to showcase our fearless and talented females. Our...
03/08/2021

Today is #internationalwomensday2021 We would like to take a moment to showcase our fearless and talented females. Our department is the greatest place and the support for females in this service is amazing. We all struggle with the guilt of leaving our homes and not seeing our husbands, boyfriends, girlfriends and children for 24 hours at a time. But, once we put the uniform on and walk in the doors of our station we are reminded of why we do what we do. We were not meant to be “normal girls”, instead we were meant to face some of the toughest challenges that could be thrown our way. I’m thankful for my fire fam and to be lucky enough to have a husband and family at home that understands I couldn’t do any other career and be happy.

EMT Tiffany Herman

Please keep this in mind over the next few months!!
03/01/2021

Please keep this in mind over the next few months!!

Statewide Burn Ban from 6a-6p starts today. Look over this info graphic for more specifics.

03/01/2021
02/16/2021

Medina County is under a Level 2 Snow Emergency. Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and or icy conditions. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.

02/14/2021
Thanks to the bitter cold temperatures, our department spent today conducting ice rescue training.  Firefighters were ab...
02/13/2021

Thanks to the bitter cold temperatures, our department spent today conducting ice rescue training. Firefighters were able to deploying equipment out onto the ice and practice many different rescue scenarios. Thank you to Richardson Farms for letting us utilize their pond.

NO ICE IS SAFE!!!!!!

A very generous member of the community, Beverly Teibel spent countless hours and made 40 paint with diamonds pictures f...
02/09/2021

A very generous member of the community, Beverly Teibel spent countless hours and made 40 paint with diamonds pictures for each member of the fire deparment. The frames were donated by members of the community. She was sure to tell us that each picture and book were blessed by a prayer. We can not express how grateful we are and can not thank her enough.

With cooler temperatures, some may want to use their small space heaters. If so, DO NOT plug them into a power strip. Th...
02/08/2021

With cooler temperatures, some may want to use their small space heaters. If so, DO NOT plug them into a power strip. These devices are not designed to handle the energy load of a space heater and can overheat causing a fire hazard.

Plug space heaters directly into a wall outlet. Do not use an extension cord or power strip, which could overheat and result in a fire. Do not plug any other electrical devices into the same outlet as the heater.

With cooler temperatures, some may want to use their small space heaters. If so, DO NOT plug them into a power strip. These devices are not designed to handle the energy load of a space heater and can overheat causing a fire hazard.

Plug space heaters directly into a wall outlet. Do not use an extension cord or power strip, which could overheat and result in a fire. Do not plug any other electrical devices into the same outlet as the heater.

Information on the postponement of the Annual February Breakfasts.
02/05/2021

Information on the postponement of the Annual February Breakfasts.

It comes as no surprise given the events of the last 10 months, but just to confirm, we will be postponing our Annual February Breakfasts.

Keep in mind, we said Postponed! We are very optimistic that we will be able to do some sort of event in the coming months, details are still being worked on. Please be sure to LIKE this page so you can be sure to know the details of the event when they are released!

Thank you all so very much for your continued support!! We can't wait to see you all!!

02/04/2021

Great advise from our neighbors. Please stay away from and lakes or ponds, the ice is not thick enough to support you. Never enter the pond to attempt to rescue others or your animals, call 911 immediately!

Wow! We could not be more proud of our community. This is awesome  to see everyone come together and support a family th...
01/15/2021

Wow! We could not be more proud of our community. This is awesome to see everyone come together and support a family that is in need. Thank you to everyone, especially Contessa's On The Lake for putting this together.

Press Release  Residential Structure Fire 7300 Block of Lake Rd.January 10th, 2021
01/12/2021

Press Release
Residential Structure Fire
7300 Block of Lake Rd.
January 10th, 2021

We work very closely with our local law enforcement agencies and appreciate their support and assistance! In so many way...
01/09/2021

We work very closely with our local law enforcement agencies and appreciate their support and assistance! In so many ways, they go above and beyond to make our jobs easier.

We want to thank our Brothers in Blue across the county. As much as we love cracking jokes at your expense (knowing full well you have jokes about us too!), we truly do appreciate you!

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6367 Technology Lane
Medina, OH
44256

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The Lafayette Township Fire Department is made up of 44 hard working and caring members who work to keep our community of Lafayette Township and Chippewa Lake safe. Our mission is to provide the best level of fire and EMS protection to our residents as possible. We do this by continually training to reinforce our knowledge in the field in which we work, educating the public in the prevention of fire and medical emergencies, and by responding to calls for help in a timely and professional manner.

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Pancakes El fresco. They kids are happy. Thank you for your service!
Are you having pancake breakfasts this year?
is lafayette twp fd participating in the mask pick up?
I found a welding helmet w Gavin Abend name on inside. Found on rt3 in Seville last night. Anyone knows him give him my number 330-608-8782 Dave Earhart
Picked up Lerchs Donuts this morning for Medina County Relay for Life and Jerry's Crew. Our family wanted us to donate to our local fire and police departments so that's just what we did! The boys wrote cards and delivered them.
Come join us now at National Night Out @ Target in Medina
I am going to start collecting shirt patches from Fire Departments, EMS, Police, and hopefully pro Baseball and Football teams(hopefully)! I want to put a patch quilt together for Brent Kawlewski who is 16 years old and has cancer. They just found out that his cancer is back and spreading and nothing more they can do. This Family has been through a lot and it's only going to get harder through this journey. Want to show them that we are all still behind them every step of the way! He likes to take a blanket with him to the hospital so this would be great for him to take so he knows we are all there in spirit with him and his Family. If everyone can please share this so we are able to get a lot of patches that would be amazing!!! They are an amazing Family to have here in our community, they would do anything for anyone!! If anyone wants to send a patch they can message me so I can give them my address! Thank you all! Please keep the Kawlewski Family in your thoughts and prayers!
Found friendly gray cat between Carsten Road & Balou Road Please help us to get it back home to family. Looks well taken care of. Thank you. 330-667-2089
Found this in my mom's photos. The first rescue squad.
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 left 343 New York firefighters dead. Retired FDNY Lieutenant James J. O’Donnell survived that horrific day but attended over 150 memorial services for those that passed. Now, he shares the lives of 10 heroes who perished in the attacks, as told by their parents in “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith.” “The crashing of two planes into the Twin Towers not only dismantled the buildings but hundreds of families as well. Mothers and fathers were left in the rubble of these attacks, searching for husbands, brothers and sons. Some of them never received answers nor recovered the bodies,” O’Donnell said. “The parents’ spiritual and emotional journeys can serve as an example of faith rising over despair.” “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith” serves as a memorial to the lives and careers of 10 first responders who perished on 9/11. O’Donnell presents a unique and personal look at how the parents of these heroes were consoled by the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and the role that they played in helping them manage their grief in the aftermath of a national tragedy. In their own words, these faithful families share their sons' bravery and sacrifice so that it will never be forgotten. These parents not only recount the lives of their children but their own road to healing. O’Donnell takes a special look at the role faith played in the lives of those that perished and their families. “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith is meant to help readers understand the stress, hardship and sometimes devastation that parents and families of first responders face,” O’Donnell said. “I also hope that readers realize the efforts and sacrifices of the FDNY and their families. Not only on that day but in the ensuing months and years.” Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Westbow Press.