Recently, Lafayette Township Board of Trustees approved the purchase of a used zodiac boat. The boat will be used for water operations on Chippewa Lake. The boat, a 1989 Zodiac Hurricane 530, was purchased from BLM Yacht Sales LDT out of Swansea, MA. The boat is 17 feet long and includes a center console, hard bottom, and a 1998 90-horse power outboard motor as well as 2005 trailer used for transporting the unit. In addition, Lafayette Twp. Firefighter’s Association has agreed to donate $1000 towards equipping the unit.
Recently, LTFD Officers met in a regular monthly session. One of the items on the agenda was our mission statement. LTFD believes that our mission statement should not only reflect who we are and what we do, but it should also be something easy to remember. A few personnel who make up the department’s Planning Committee suggested the new Mission Statement to department officers and it was approved at the April 2014 Officer’s Meeting.
Hello & Welcome,
We would like to welcome you to Lafayette Township Fire Department’s newly redesigned website. Our goal is to provide you with the most up to date information happening in and around Lafayette Township Fire Department.
As current members of the fire department, we consider ourselves lucky to be part of a hard working group of men and women who dedicate themselves to their community each and every day.
As you navigate through our website, we hope you find the information useful. Should you have a comment or question, please do not hesitate to contact us through our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/lafayettetwpfd), or through the CONTACT US page listed to the left.
Thank you for visiting,
Jeffery Hall, Chief
Lafayette Township Fire Department
It’s that time of year again! Santa has been contacted and he can’t wait to come back to visit the kids and families of Lafayette Twp, Chippewa Lake, & Gloria Glens on their own special day. December 21, 2013 the Lafayette Twp. Firefighters Association will be assisting Santa in some pre-Christmas Day deliveries. The best part is, he’ll be riding on Firetrucks instead of the normal reindeer drawn sleigh, as the reindeer need rest before their big day. Gift collection will be held on Tuesday December 17 & Thursday December 19, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm. A donation of $5 per gift will help benefit the Lafayette Township Firefighter’s Association.
On Tuesday August 20, 2013, Erhart-York Township Fire Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Erhart Road. Per Medina County Dispatch there were “severe injuries”. Little did we know that day, that one of the victims of that accident was one of our very own department members, Chuck Osborne. Chuck has been with LTFD for the past 16 years. He was flown to Metro Health Medical Center and stabilized. Chuck continues to recover from his injuries in a rehab facility. Please consider attending a fundraising event to benefit Chuck and his family. The event will be held on Saturday October 26, 2013 at the Medina Chapter of the Izaak Walton League located at 7085 Friendsville RD in Lafayette Township. Activities include a corn hole tournament, chili cook off, 50/50 & Chinese raffles. Food will be on hand for purchase. Beer will be available as well. All proceeds will go to Chuck and his family to help pay for medical expenses. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact either fire station at 330-769-2831 or 330-722-4965
On Tuesday August 20, 2013, Erhart-York Township Fire Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Erhart Road. Per Medina County Dispatch there were “severe injuries”. Little did we know that day, that one of the victims of that accident was one of our very own department members, Chuck Osborne. Chuck has been with LTFD for the past 16 years. He was flown to Metro Health Medical Center and stabilized. Chuck continues to recover from his injuries in a rehab facility. A fund has been set up to help Chuck and his family with medical expenses. Donations can be made to the Chuck Osborne Benevolent Fund at any First Merit Bank location.
On Saturday August 10, 2013 LTFD held its first annual Safety Fair & Open House. Many agencies made this event possible including: The Medina County Sheriff’s Office, Medina County Health Department, Medina County Park District, Medina C.A.R.E County Animal Rescue & Evacuation, Medina County Haz-Mat Team, as well as Best Paws Forward. Approximately 150 people attended the event. Also presentations were made using the LTFD’s Fire Prevention Trailer, as well as a cadaver search demonstration put on by Best Paws Forward. Thank you to everyone who attended the event and we look forward to putting this event on next year!
Lafayette Township Fire Department will hold our first Annual Safety Fair & Open House on August 10, 2013 from 11am to 2pm at LTFD Station #2 located at 5834 Heather Hedge Drive in Chippewa Lake! Free food and beverages will be provided! Other acitivites include: Medina County Health Department’s Informational Booth, Bounce House!, K-9 Search and Rescue demonstration by Best Paws Forward, Medina County Park District Safety Info Booth, Medina County Sheriff’s SWAT Vehicle AND MUCH MORE! ALL AGES ARE WELCOME! For more info, contact us at 330-722-4965 or 330-769-2831
Each year in May, our Nation celebrates National EMS Week. This week is dedicated to emergency medical technicians everywhere. Here in the community of Lafayette, our EMS team is made up of highly skilled and qualified EMS professionals who dedicate themselves to their community each and every day. On Monday May 20, 2013, the Lafayette Township Trustees will meet in regular session. At this meeting, a proclamation will be rendered from the board of trustees proclaiming the week of May 19-25, 2013 as National EMS Week in Lafayette Township. You are hereby cordially invited to attend this event. Members of Lafayette Township Fire Department will be on hand to be recognized for their hard work and dedication to the service they provide to the communities of Lafayette, Chippewa Lake, and Gloria Glens. Afterward, cake and refreshments will be provided and Emergency Medical Technicians will be on hand for an informal “meet-n-greet” session. Both ambulances will also be present and on display. The meeting will be held on May 20, 2013 at 6:30pm at the Lafayette Township Hall located at 6776 Wedgewood RD Medina, OH 44256. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
When it’s time to “spring forward” and change the clocks on Sunday, March 10, make sure to change the batteries in all of your smoke alarms. If batteries were recently changed, it’s still very important to conduct your monthly test of your smoke alarms. It could save a life! Did you know that having a working smoke alarm reduces a person’s chance of dying in a fire by half?
For the best protection, install smoke alarms on every level of your home, outside every sleeping area, and in every bedroom. Smoke alarms should be mounted high on walls or ceilings and tested monthly.
It’s important to replace smoke alarm batteries at least once a year, unless they’re 10-year lithium batteries. Even if your smoke alarms are hardwired, replace the batteries in case of a chirping sound or a power outage.
Reminder: Smoke alarms do not last forever. The maximum life span is 8-10 years. After that time, the entire unit should be replaced. If the unit does not respond properly when tested, it should be replaced immediately.