Mentor Fire Department
8467 Civic Center Blvd. Mentor, OH 44060
It's been nearly 5 years since our "Comfort 54" Lavender Fire Engine was introduced. It is mechanically on its last leg and may be leaving us soon. We thought it would be nice for us to share this article that was written about it by a local student.
December is a popular month for fires caused by Candles and most involve seasonal holiday decorations. Here are some safety tips for everyone to follow this winter.
- Choose to burn candles that have their own metal or glass container.
- Never leave burning candles unattended.
- Keep candles at least 12" away from other combustibles.
- Opt to use electronic LED style candles for ambiance.
- If the actual scent is what you appreciate, try using candle warmers in stead of actually lighting them.
We've all heard that it takes a special kind of person to be a firefighter. It's true. This job is not for everyone. We certainly have to be physically and mentally fit to handle all sorts of situations that we find ourselves in while serving our residents. But one of the most important traits, that in all honesty, is becoming harder to come by in society these days, is compassion. The desire and willingness to help others in their time of need. Well for those of you who may not know them, let us introduce to you Firefighter Dominic Vivolo and Lieutenant Mike Smith. These two have been selfishly running the Mentor Fire Departments " RESCUE THE NEEDY" food drive for the past 29 years! They started it the year after they were hired and have not stopped! They set an example to the entire department and encourage new and old members to volunteer their time every year in order to bring help to those less fortunate during the holiday season. This food drive has provided the opportunity for you, the residents and visitors of Mentor, to give over $175,000 worth of donations over the past 29 years! Thank you Dominic and Mike for organizing this every year and we thank YOU, our readers, for making this possible and making this one of the greatest communities around!
All proceeds go to the Lake County Salvation Army. This years food drive is being held This Friday Dec 8th from 4-8pm and Saturday Dec 9th from 10am-2pm. We are accepting cash, loose change, and non-perishable items. We collect at the Main north entrance of the Great Lakes Mall parking lot near Barnes and Noble. You don't even need to get out of your car! Happy holidays, safe travels, and see you there!
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by the tragic bus crash involving the Tusky Valley School system in southern Ohio.
Thank you Veterans!
Daylight Savings time ends on Sunday, November 5th. We like to use this as a reminder to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. It's a cheap price to pay for something that may potentially save your life! Spread the word! Also, a reminder that we are more than happy to assist those who may be physically unable to do so. Just call 440-974-5769 for assistance!
Thank you Diann for donating this lovely conversation piece to Station 4!
Tis the Season! We would like to take this time to remind our residents that the burning of leaves and other yard waste material in the city of Mentor is prohibited! Despite what you may have heard, having a package of hot dogs nearby does not make it a recreational fire. Leaf and yard waste collection will run through the 2nd week in December. Click the link below for a list of other options for disposal. DO NOT BURN YARD WASTE! Happy Fall Ya'll!
Today marks the beginning of National School Bus Safety Week. While our elected officials and engineers research ways to increase safety inside the bus, let's do our part to keep our children safe while on the road. We all dread getting stuck behind one during our commute, but remember it's for good reason! When in doubt STOP!
We’ve all heard some version of these stories, right? ￼￼ On how our parents or grandparents had to walk for miles to school, uphill, in a blizzard, both ways? Of course, we don’t advocate children walking for miles in extreme conditions, but a little exercise each day doesn’t hurt. ￼. Today some the Fire Departments Super Hero’s joined students from some of Mentors elementary schools for “National Walk to school day” to promote healthy life style!
Thank you, Miracle League for having us. This is hands down one of our favorite events we get to attend. If you haven't checked out these amazing athletes Miracle League puts on the field, we highly recommend that you do!
This video will provide you with information on our lockbox program. This is a safe way for us to enter your home in the event of a emergency.
Recommended for senior citizens and disabled residents of MentorThe Lockbox Program enables Fire/EMS personnel to gain access to your home in the event that ...
Today, Station No.4 visited the Mentor co-op preschool! The members showed the children their gear, the fire truck, and the ambulance. Thank you for the invite! Hopefully we made the kids day, because they made ours!
Today, we share Station No. 4 also referred to as the "fantastic four." This station is located on the western border of Mentor by Lake Catholic HS. This station is home to a lot of our specialty units such as our air truck, dive truck, trench collapse trailer, and Hazmat 3.
Today, we feature Station No.3 located on the Southwest side of our city. This station is the busiest fire station in Mentor.
This little fawn got a little too curious this morning. Luckily, the engine crew from Station 5 were able to free the fawn with no injury. The baby deer was very fawned of their assistance.
Today, we feature Mentor Fire Station No. 2. This station responds to the Northeast section of the city.
Over the next several days we will provide information regarding all 5 stations in Mentor. Station 1 responds mainly to the Southeast section of the city.
The City of Mentor recognizes their employees in 5 year increments for years of service. Over the last week employees who have reached milestones in their careers were recognized. This was the first time since Covid we have done this. Members from our department are listed below. We thank them for all their hard work and dedication in keeping Mentor safe.
Chief Staff Admin Staff
Chief Robert Searles - 35 years Annette Krocker- 30 years
Deputy Chief Ron Zak- 30 years Inspector Brian Lee- 30 years
Deputy Chief Robert Evans -30 years Inspector Terry Scott-20 years
Lt. Gabriel Zelinka -20 years
Brenda Morris-5 years
A shift B shift
FF/PM Adam Georskey - 35 years FF/PM Michael Sigh - 25 years
FF/PM Brian Sharp- 30 years Lt/PM Paul D'Astolfo- 25 years
Lt/PM Mike Smith - 30 years FF/PM David Zalba - 25 years
FF/PM Dominic Vivolo -30 years Lt/PM Ken Winter - 20 years
Lt/PM Tony Yeropoli - 20 years FF/PM Brian Edelman- 20 years
FF/PM Ben Boatwright - 20 years FF/PM Christian Lim- 20 years
BC/PM Thomas Keidel - 15 years BC/PM Brian Bittner- 15 years
FF/PM Daryl Blatnick- 15 years FF/PM Nate Peters - 15 years
Lt/PM John Loparo - 15 years FF/PM TJ Didonato- 15 years
Lt/PM Ryan Blecick -15 years Lt/PM Chad Rown-15 years
Lt/PM Michael Toman- 15 years FF/PM George Budzicki- 15 years
FF/PM Jason Duke- 15 years Lt/PM Matt Reed- 15 years
FF/PM Jason Benton - 15 years Lt/PM Chad Lee- 5 years
FF/PM William Rivera- 15 years FF/PM Ben Bindokas -5 years
FF/PM Brian Arko -10 years FF/PM Kevin Butsko - 5 years
FF/PM Robert Tasone- 10 years FF/PM Josh Maltry - 5 years
FF/PM Nahim Kaim - 5 years FF/PM Don Ross - 5 years
FF/PM Kyle Bynane - 5 years
C Shift Part-time
FF/PM Craig Franz- 25 years FF. Frank Piazza - 35 years
FF/PM Jeremy Szydlowski -25 years FF/PM Ed Klein -25 years
Lt/PM Clayton Sauberan - 25 years FF/PM John Cumberledge 20
Lt/PM Tony Higginbotham - 25 years FF/PM Paul Rastall-15 years
BC/PM Chris Tillman - 25 years FF/PM Dave Rorapaugh-10 years
FF/PM Dan Garey -20 years FF/PM Bill Whalen - 5 years
Lt/PM Dave Horvath- 15 years FF/PM Dan Santry - 5 years
Lt/PM Rich Campola 15 years FF/PM Jim Warren - 5 years
FF/PM Scott Roberts- 15 years FF/PM Heath Haregan - 5 years
Lt/PM Jason Sorgen 15 years FF/PM Jim Valvoda - 5 years
FF/PM Eric Garrity - 15 years
FF/PM Steve Markovich - 15 years
FF/PM Tony Fellenstein -10 years
FF/PM Rollin Pachinger- 10 years'
FF/PM Matt Sonnie- 10 years
FF/PM Kyle Skinner - 5 years
FF/PM Sam Erdani - 5 years
FF/PM Derrick Gardner - 5 years
FF/PM Mike Fier -5 years
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