May
22
2014

IMPORTANT RECALL NOTICE!

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Recall Summary

Name of product: Nest Protect: Smoke + CO Alarm

Hazard: Activity near the product during a fire can prevent the alarm from immediately sounding when the Nest Wave feature is enabled.

Units: About 440,000

Description

This recall includes all Nest Protect Smoke + CO alarms. The alarms are made of black or white plastic and are about 5.25 inches square with rounded corners and about 1.5 inches deep. The word “nest” is on a large button on the face of the alarm. Consumers can enable the alarms to be controlled by a computer or a smartphone over a wireless network. The alarms have a Nest Wave feature, which allows users to temporarily silence some alerts or cancel a manual test by vigorously waving an arm near the unit that triggered the alarm. Nest Protect Smoke + CO alarms came from the factory with the Nest Wave feature enabled and with the slider button in the “On” position in Nest Protect Settings.

Incidents/Injuries

Nest Labs has received no reports of incidents, injuries or property damage.

Remedy

The repair is an automatic electronic update that disables the Nest Wave feature and is delivered automatically to devices connected wirelessly to the Internet and linked to a Nest account. Consumers should take one of the following actions:

 

Consumers who have not connected their Nest Protect devices to their wireless network and linked them to a Nest account should immediately do so. The devices will automatically receive the update that disables the Nest Wave feature. Customers should confirm that their devices have been updated by going to Nest Sense on their Nest account mobile or web application and ensuring that the button for Nest Wave is off and grayed out. Instructions on how to connect to a network and disable the feature are available athttp://support.nest.com/article/Nest-Protect-Safety or by contacting Nest Labs.

 

Consumers whose Nest Protect devices are connected to their wireless network and linked to a Nest account should immediately confirm the receipt of an automatic repair that disabled the Nest Wave feature by going to Nest Sense on their Nest account mobile or web application and ensuring that the button for Nest Wave is set to “off” and grayed out. No further action is required and consumers can continue to use their devices.

Sold at

Best Buy, Home Depot and other retailers nationwide, and online at nest.com, amazon.com, bestbuy.com and homedepot.com from November 15, 2013 to April 3, 2014 for about $130.

Importer/Distributor

Nest Labs Inc. of Palo Alto, Calif.

Manufactured in

China.

May
10
2014

EMS: Dedicated for Life

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May 8, 2014

Local Elected Officials, Members of the Community, & Members of the Press,

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 19, 2014, 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 18-24, 2014 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 19, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Lafayette Township Hall located at 6776 Wedgewood RD Medina, OH 44256.

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Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact

publicrelations@lafayettetwpfire.com

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May
6
2014

Fire Communities Come Together

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Recently, southern Medina County Fire Departments, including Lafayette have been pretty busy with multiple incidents requiring numerous resources. Within the last 2 weeks, Lafayette has assisted neighboring Chatham Township Fire Department with a large brush fire in which 80+ acres burned as well as a house fire on Congress RD. Today, departments from Lafayette, Chatham, Westfield, Lodi, & Seville-Guilford took part in a mock motor vehicle accident to raise safety awareness for the recent upcoming 2015 Cloverleaf Prom. Just another way your fire departments are working for you!

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Apr
13
2014

LTFD Purchases Zodiac for Water Operations

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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.

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Apr
10
2014

LTFD Revamps Mission Statement

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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.

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Apr
3
2014

Welcome to the Newly Redesigned Website for Lafayette Twp. Fire Department

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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

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Dec
6
2013

It’s that time of year again!

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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.

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Dec
6
2013

Help Us Help One of Our Own!

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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

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Dec
6
2013

Close Call for One of Our Own

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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.

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Dec
6
2013

LTFD Holds First Annual Safety Fair

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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!

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