Mount Gilead Fire Department

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Mount Gilead Fire Dept. serves the village's of Mount Gilead and Edison in addition to Gilead Township and a portion of Franklin and Canaan Township. The Fire Department also assists other Fire Department's through a mutual aid contract. The mutual aid contract provides a mutual share of resources in the time of need. The firehouse is staffed Part-time, 7 days a week between the hours of 8am-4pm. During the hours of 4pm-8am volunteers respond to emergencies in the district.

08/11/2020
08/02/2020

PER NWS, MORROW COUNTY IS UNDER A TORNADO WARNING UNTIL 2100

07/23/2020
Mount Gilead Public Library

Mount Gilead Public Library

Our friends at the Mount Gilead Fire Department accepted the library's challenge to play a Minute to Win It game for our Summer Reading Program. This is the last week of summer reading. We hope you have enjoyed these videos as much as we have.

For this challenge you will need:
10 goldfish crackers
1 straw
2 paper plates

The challenge is to see how quickly you can transfer 10 goldfish from one plate to another using the straw (no hands).

A big THANK YOU to Zack and Alexis for participating in the game. Can you do it faster than their times of 15 seconds (Zack) and 22 seconds (Alexis)? Give it a try and let us know how it goes for you.

This video is also posted on the library's YouTube channel. Subscribe to receive updates and easily find all our video content.

https://youtu.be/o1wZJmVDHIg

07/19/2020

PER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORROW COUNTY IS UNDER A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 2300 (11pm) 07/19/2020

07/09/2020

Congrats to Zackary McAvoy for regaining his EMT certification this week. Zack brings our number of certified EMS providers to 18.

Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association
07/06/2020

Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association

Test your smoke alarms once a month. Make sure that they are working...a smoke alarm can save your life in a fire!

Fireworks 2020
07/04/2020

Fireworks 2020

07/04/2020
07/04/2020
07/04/2020

2020 Mount Gilead Fireworks! Presented by various donors. Thank you for making 2020 happen!

07/03/2020

Pre Show setup of the 2020 Mount Gilead Fireworks.

Mount Gilead Fire Department's cover photo
07/03/2020

Mount Gilead Fire Department's cover photo

Mount Gilead Fire Department's cover photo
07/03/2020

Mount Gilead Fire Department's cover photo

Homer Fire Dept
06/30/2020

Homer Fire Dept

North Central Ohio Fire Training Academy
06/30/2020

North Central Ohio Fire Training Academy

Training Announcement Firefighter 1 Course.

06/28/2020

Congratulations to John Coil on passing his Firefighter I State Test.

BSTG Fire District
06/26/2020

BSTG Fire District

North Central Ohio Fire Training Academy
06/25/2020

North Central Ohio Fire Training Academy

Training Announcement!!!! Fire Instructor Course.

Ohio State Fire Marshal
06/20/2020

Ohio State Fire Marshal

They may seem like harmless toys, but sparklers are the most common cause of fireworks-related injuries to children.

Put #SafetyFirstThisFourth and keep your little ones safe by swapping those sparklers for a safer alternative such as glow sticks!

06/12/2020

Congratulations to Patrick McDonough and Zack McAvoy on passing their Firefighter 2 state exam tonight. Good work gentlemen!

We have one member participation in this course. Just one more way we are improving our level of training to better serv...
06/12/2020

We have one member participation in this course. Just one more way we are improving our level of training to better serve our community.

We had a phenomenal week of auto x ops with the BGSU RM Rescue Tech series. Its great to be back at it finally. Special thanks to Finley Fire Equipment, Hurst Jaws of Life, Nationwide Insurance, and Copart for making this course possible every year. 40 hours, 40 plus students, 50 cars, Kona Ice Truck!!, 10 dedicated Instructors. Great week. State Fire School Finley Fire Equipment Co., Inc. HURST Jaws of Life Nationwide Insurance Copart.

Good night of training tonight on car fires with Cardington Fire
06/12/2020

Good night of training tonight on car fires with Cardington Fire

06/10/2020

Congratulations to Tyler Conners for passing his National Registry Test for his EMT certification

Village of Mount Gilead, Ohio
06/02/2020

Village of Mount Gilead, Ohio

MGHS Class of 2020 Processional Route.

This Saturday, June 6th, the Mount Gilead High School class of 2020 will make their way from the Fairgrounds to the High School.

They will leave the fairgrounds at 5:30 PM and follow the red dotted line. This was the approved route keeping in mind safety for the class and our community.

Please join in showing your support!

Outlined are places to park and should you leave your car we ask that you maintain distance between clusters of families to comply with the health department guidance.

Due to the large number of vehicles in this Processional, Park Avenue and Cherry Street will be bumper to bumper on those roads during the schools portion of this ceremony of which they will be broadcasting themselves. ***Community is asked not to gather near the school***

The village is only assisting with the Processional and road closure of Park Avenue in front of the Schools. All other questions will need to be directed to the school.

Let's work together as a community to show our pride and support for the graduating class of 2020!

Mount Gilead Fire Department is proud to announce that our extrication equipment has been upgraded to the new E-Draulic ...
05/19/2020

Mount Gilead Fire Department is proud to announce that our extrication equipment has been upgraded to the new E-Draulic Hurst tools. The new tools are battery powered allowing for a more ergonomic approach to auto extrication for our firefighters. With the purchase of these tools, we were able to save our community a significant amount of money. To purchase E-Draulic Hurst tools brand new, the cost would amount to approximately $45,000. The Mount Gilead Fire Department was able to use grant money towards this purchase resulting in a grand total of $5800, thus saving our community $39,200.

Village of Mount Gilead, Ohio
05/12/2020

Village of Mount Gilead, Ohio

The Village of Mount Gilead would like to extend a huge thank you to Pizzaburg of Mount Gilead, Consolidated Electric, and United Way of Morrow County for feeding the entire staff: police, fire, street, administration, utility, and sanitation crews.

Your generosity was appreciated by the hardworking employees of the Village.

05/08/2020
105.1.1.2

Over the last few weeks as the weather has been getting nicer, we have several open burning complaints within the Village of Mount Gilead. There is no open burning permitted within the Village Limits. The only fires permitted are recreational fires meaning cooking fires. If you are going to have a recreation fire you must obtain a burn permit from the Mount Gilead Fire Department. With the current stay at home orders we are coming to you to issue these permits. Just call the firehouse and schedule an appointment. Below is a copy of the open burning rules for within the Village of Mount Gilead.

Mount Gilead Fire Department - Open Burning Permit

Anyone requesting an open burn permit for food preparation must conform to the following requirements;
1. A permit is required from the code official.
2. Application requested by and issued to the owner of the property only. (See Note Below* )
3. Location of the fire shall not be less than 50 feet from any structure.
4. Exception
a. The use of an approved container not less than 15 feet from any structure.
b. Approved container – one that has a chimney or wire sides and a solid fixed top.
c. A pile size maximum of 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet or less in height minimum 25 ft.
5. Any fire must be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished.
6. There must be a minimum of a 4-A rated fire extinguisher or other approved fire-extinguishing
equipment, such as dirt, sand, water barrel, garden hose or water available for immediate use.
The Ohio Fire Code pertaining to open burning is as follows:
(G) Section 307 - Open Burning and Recreational Fires
(1) 307.1 General. A person shall not kindle or maintain or authorize to be kindled or maintained any open burning unless conducted and approved in accordance with this paragraph.
(b) 307.1.1 Prohibited open burning. Open burning that will be offensive or objectionable because of smoke or odor emissions when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous shall be prohibited. The fire code official is authorized to order the extinguishment by the permit holder or the fire department of open burning, which creates or adds to a hazardous or objectionable situation.
(2) 307.2 Permit required. A permit shall be obtained from the fire code official in accordance with
rule 1301:7-7-01 of the Administrative Code prior to kindling a fire for recognized silvicultural or
range or wildlife management practices, prevention or control of disease or pests, or a bonfire.
Application for such approval shall only be presented by and permits issued to the owner of the
land upon which the fire is to be kindled. Permit by the Ohio EPA and Fire Department.
(3) 307.4 Location. The location for open burning shall not be less than 50 feet (15 240mm) from
any structure, and provisions shall be made to prevent the fire from spreading to within 50 feet (15240mm) of any structure.
Exceptions:
1. Fires in approved containers that are not less than 15 feet (4572mm) from a structure.
2. The minimum required distance from a structure shall be 25 feet (7620mm) where the pile is 3 feet (914mm) or less in diameter and 2 feet (610mm) or less in height.
(4) 307.5 Attendance. Recreational fires shall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished. A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher complying with paragraph (F)(906) of rule 1301:7-7-09 of the Administrative Code with a minimum 4-A rating or other approved on-site fire-extinguishing equipment, such as dirt, sand, water barrel, garden hose or water shall be available for immediate utilization.

Other open burning is prohibited in the months of March, April, May, October and November from 0600 to 1800 hours those you may burn from 1800 to 0600 hours.

If there are any complaints to the fire department, the fire must be extinguished immediately.

I have read the above regulations for open burning and by signing agree to follow them to the fullest,

* If the person requesting the permit is not the owner a notarized letter from the owner is required before an open burn permit will be issued. [ ] Yes [ ] No - Permit request is denied. – Date _______________

Call Fire Control at 419-946-7976 before setting the fire and after extinguishing the fire.
Advise them of your address, name and phone number.
If the conditions of this permit are violated, the permit will be revoked immediately and no additional permits will be issued to this address for a period of 12 months.

We would like to thank the youth group at Mount Gilead Church of Christ for the homemade lunch today.
05/03/2020

We would like to thank the youth group at Mount Gilead Church of Christ for the homemade lunch today.

National Association of State Fire Marshals
04/22/2020

National Association of State Fire Marshals

While the kids are engaged in virtual learning, it's a great time to teach them about wildfire and have them help protect animals, trees, plants, and their home!

#WUIAwarenessMonth #FireSafetyTips #BeSafe

Thank you Whetstone Industries for your donation!
04/16/2020

Thank you Whetstone Industries for your donation!

Morrow County Health District - Mt. Gilead Ohio
04/13/2020

Morrow County Health District - Mt. Gilead Ohio

MCHD has had 2 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported today. This brings our total to 10 confirmed. **Please remember that there are likely many more people who have COVID-19, but due to limited testing availablity in Ohio, only people who meet certain criteria are tested.**
#FlattenTheCurve #BeKindMorrowCounty

Thank you to Family Dollar for the treats today.
04/13/2020

Thank you to Family Dollar for the treats today.

MGFD would like to express our sincerest appreciation to Lubrication Specialties Inc for their donation of hand sanitize...
04/13/2020

MGFD would like to express our sincerest appreciation to Lubrication Specialties Inc for their donation of hand sanitizer. Their support is greatly appreciated and will be put to get use.

US National Weather Service Cleveland OH
04/12/2020

US National Weather Service Cleveland OH

A strong storm system moving across the region will bring high winds to Northern Ohio and Northwest Pennsylvania on Monday.

US National Weather Service Cleveland OH
04/07/2020

US National Weather Service Cleveland OH

Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected tonight with storms possible this afternoon. Large hail (perhaps 2 inches or greater), damaging wind, and heavy rain are the most likely threats, although an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. #OHwx #PAwx

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Thank you Mount Gilead Fire Department for helping make Peyton and Maddie's Birthday special. They loved their parade.
Birthday gifts from the Mount Gilead Fire Department.
Our office is pleased to announce the award of nearly $3 million in MARCS (Multi-Agency Radio Communications Systems) grant funds to fire departments throughout the state of Ohio. This grant program has been extremely popular and has provided the opportunity for fire departments in 40 counties to migrate to the MARCS system. Operating on a modern, inter-operable public safety radio system will certainly improve emergency services in those counties and provide an enhanced level of safety for our responders and their communities. Again this year – our fifth award year – we received more than $12 million in requests for $3 million in available funding. This high level of competition requires us to make some very difficult decisions regarding who will receive awards. Please know, I personally review all of these applications, and we have funded requests where we see maximum county participation and we know the agencies in that county are committed to moving their project forward with migration onto the MARCS system. Regarding user fees, our intent has always been to provide user fees for radios previously purchased with State Fire Marshal (SFM) grant funds. Due to the high number of fee requests, we have remained firm on this policy and denied some user fee requests for radios obtained from other sources. In one county, due to limits on funding, we have made a partial award for equipment. We will work with that county to provide additional assistance in the future. I want to thank all of you who have applied for funding. Your commitment to improving communications in your agency and region is commendable. It is my hope SFM grant funds will continue to be available in the future and I want to encourage all of you to reapply next year if you did not receive funding. Our office will continue to work diligently to help you address your communication, training and other local operational needs. For the full list of the Fiscal Year 2019 MARCS grant recipients, click here. Thank you, Jeff Hussey, OFE, OFC, CFO State Fire Marshal
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