Due to high demand a second Emergency Vehile Operations Course - EVOC has been scheduled.
Last year, in order to better serve our community, Northeast Fire & EMS raised its level of emergency medical care from a daytime staffed, nighttime volunteer service, to an around-the-clock staffed paramedic service. Paramedic level service is the highest level of pre-hospital care available. Along with this higher level of care, we are offering a way to help reduce your out-of-pocket emergency ambulance costs. We are offering a membership subscription called Northeast Emergency Care that will help you pay less for your emergency ambulance expenses. Our Northeast Emergency Care plan is very comparable to a LifeCare plan, which has been offered to our community in the past. LifeCare will no longer be accepted once your current subscription expires. An informational flyer will be mailed out to the residents of our community explaining the costs and savings if you choose to subscribe. More information is available in the flyer below or by calling our Grabill Fire Station at 260-627-5133.
Christmas party will be at Cedar Creek Golf course on Jan. 19th. Please sign up at at one of the stations.
All officers need to have your VHF radio's at your station for programing by the Dec. 30th. If any member has a HT1000 or HT1250 please get with the fire chief and see if you can get it prgrammed as well.
New and Old Officers are encouraged to attend this Meeting. Sunday December 16, 2012 at 1830hrs.
Recently we had a run with M145 crew saving a life!! The crew responded quickly to the scene and with a paramedic assessment found the patient was having an acute myocardial infraction. The 12-lead performed and transmitted to the emergency department. The ED MD alerted the cath lab, and they were waiting on them!! Just another reason why an EMS Paramedic service is so important for our community.
Paramedic skills will be October 23rd AM & PM at B140. New Havens will October 19th if you can not make ours.
BLS & Advance will be November 3rd starting at 9am. New Havens will be on October 27th if you can not make ours.
Per the MD this is mandatory for ALL EMS personnel.
Grabill Fair coming up Sept 6th,7th & 8th. We have lots of shifts that need filled. Really need help in the evenings and all day Saturday. The sign-up sheet is at B140. Please sign up there or just call B140 to have the paid crew sign you up. Remember to wear a fire dept. shirt and a baseball style hat. The hours every day will be:
Please try to help out wash the streets for Grabill fair.
There is a job posting up at each station. Please reveiw it. This will be a paid spot(s) on the paid crew. Quastions ask command staff. The deadline for the application is Aug. 31st.
Labor Day means fill the boot time. Northeast will be collecting three times year in hopes to beat last year contribution. We need all available members to help. Collection locations are State Road 1 and Tonkle, State Road 1 and Grabill. Class B uniform in suggested. Any questions contact Fire 143.
August 31, 8:00-10:00
September 3, 8:00-10:00
Semptember 4, 8:00-10:00
Friday 8/17/12 will be a car cruise in and a concert. The Saturday 18th will be the carnival and fireworks. Please sign up at B140 we need alot of help on both nights.
Northeast will be preforming a Auto Extrication Demo at the Grabill Missionary Church Carnival Wed. Aug 8, from 6-8pm. Fire and EMS members are needed for this Demostration. Questions contact Fire 141.
We will have a guest speaker on 12-Leads. It will be August 7th starting at 1830 sharp. All EMS personnel need to attend. It will be a great learning experience for all levels.
Harlan Days 2012 is August 2,3,4! We need your help. Please sign-up as soon as possible if you are able to help. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Freehling.
We appreciate any help that you can give for this fundraising event!
We will always have a paramedic at B140. The truck at B140 is ALS non-transport certified.
Thanks to the members that helped.
All paid crew members need to attend. May 9th at 1900 at B140.
Pizza party EMS week on May 23rd. Pizza will be served at 6pm. Please sign the number you will be bringing up at your station. FREE FOOD!!
Officer Meeting March 29, 2012 @ 1830hrs Base 140
Parkview Regional Medical Center walk thru for local Fire Departments Wednesday March 7, 2012 at 7:00pm. Items to be covered: Helicopter pad suppression system, Main fire sprinkler pump room, Diesel tank storage, Jet fuel storage, Locations of knox box, Hydrants and Annunciator panels, Review car fire procedures for underground parking garages.
Officers MTG Jan 29th @ 1830
Officers MTG Jan 29th @ 1830
Fire Chief – Chad Jacobs
EMS Chief- Scott Yoder
Assistant Fire Chief-Chris Freehling
Assistant EMS Chief-Tim George
District Chief-Steve Herman
District Chief-Roger Beedy
District Chief Adam Krohn
EMS Training-Heather Yoder
Fire Training-Steve Herman
Vice President-Tim Gemmill
140 Rep-Bob Kimm
170 Rep-Jeff Gloyd
240 Rep-John Markey
Congratulations to all!!
We will be hosting a Basic-Advance class at Grabill Station. We are hoping to start the class in December. Please sign up B140 as soon as you can. The deadline to sign up is November 10th. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions. M141
Updated By-laws have been added to document section.
We just received Basic-Advance certification for our EMS service. This Tuesday October 4th at 1900 we will be going over the ALS protocols and what we can do with it. Please try to show up so we can go over the differences of BLS vs ALS.
Northeast Fire & EMS would like to thank all the members that helped out with the Grabill Fair.
For day crew please have yours turned in by the 15th of every month. For the 24/7 crew please turn your time in by the 18th of every month. Please put your time request sheets in the EMS box at B140.
Thank You, Scott
Mon-Thurs evening hours 4pm-10pm & 10pm-6am
Friday night 4pm-10pm & 10pm-7am
Sunday - 7am-12noon
Grabill Country Fair 2011 will be Septmeber 8th, 9th and 10th. Come enjoy the food, crafts, entertainment and merchants. Check out www.grabillcountryfair.com for all the details. The fire department will again be running a food booth next to Grabill bank. Department members please sign up on the website.
For those of you who don't know, Jamie Schwartz is moving to
All members please sign up for a shift on the schedule. If your log-in does not work let Chris, Tyler or myself know and we can fix it or sign you up. Thanks for all your help.
We will be hiring for day crew positions hours are 6am-4pm. You must be a member to apply. Please see the posting at your station. The deadline is June 7th if your interested in working. If you have any questions give me a call. M141
Pizza party May 19th. Sign up at all stations.
On behalf of the officers, we would like to thank all the members of Northeast Allen County Fire and EMS Inc, for their hard work and dedication. Please keep up the good work. Remember tonight is the EMS party for all members with it starting at 6:00 PM and dinner at 6:30. If you can't make it tonight then please see Scott for your gifts.
The Northeast Allen County Fire and EMS Inc. recently took delievery and put into service new extracation tools. Northeast Fire and EMS would like to thank: Milian Township, Springfield Township and the Town of Grabill for their donataion in purchasing new set of equipment that will replace the set in Grabill thats 20+ years old. Along with this purchase the department also updated current equipment with quick connections for all tools to make extracation times quicker and able to change tools for easily. The department also got 2 new full sets of quick stablizers to help in stablizing a vehicle, with 1 complete set in Grabill and half sets at the Harlan station and Canyons station. We also recently did training with the new stabilazation equipment at a recent training with Five Alarm providing the training.
Please contact Scott Yoder if you unable to attend.
Officer’s spots that will be voted on are B240 EMS Captain, EMS Training Officer and B170 Board Member. Please try to attend
New Hurst Tools will be installed on R148 Friday 3/4/11. The new streamlined fittings for R178 and E241 will also be installed on Friday 3/4/11. There will be a brief overview and training on R148 Saturday 3/5/11 @ B140 0900-1000. I encourage all personnel to attend the training if possible. If you are unable to attend the training and would like a brief overview, please contact F141 to make alternate arrangements. All personnel are encouraged to stop by the station(s) as soon as possible to familiarize yourself with the new equipment. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me.
CPR training at Base 140 @ 1900
Northeast Fire and EMS recently elected new officers for 2011:
Fire Chief- Chris Freehling
Asst. Fire Chief- Chad Jacobs
Asst. Ems Chief- Scott Yoder
Base 140 Command:
District Chief- Ben Schrock
Fire Captain- Trevor Aeschliman
Ems Captain- Sandy Schrock
Fire Lt.- Caleb Phillips
Base 170 Command:
District Chief- Roger Beedy
Fire Captain- Shane Compton
Ems Captain- Tim George
Fire Lt.- Rich Thoma
Base 240 Command:
District Chief- Ron Lockridge
Fire Captain- Adam Krohn
Ems Captain- Dave Crowder
Fire Lt.- Chad Albertson
President- Tyler Witmer
Vice President- Andy Metcalf
Secretary- Dana Willyard
Treasure- Kathy Fisher
EMS Training- Mike Gerbers
PIO- Shane Compton
Base 140- Trevor Aeschliman
Base 240- Brian Koomler
On Saturday January 15, 2011 Northeast Fire and EMS had an Awards Banquet for all personnel to attend. The night had a Hawiian theme with socializing and a wonderful dinner which consist of a delicious hog donated by Beedy Farms. The night was wrapped up with some special awards. The Josh Amstutz Award is given to an individual that demonstrates Faith, Loyalty, Honor, Kindness/Compassionate, Sense of Humor, Respectful and a Leader. For the fire side, Ronnie Lockridge won this award due to his time and dedication, congratulations Ron. For the EMS side, Roger Beedy won this award due to always getting up in the middle of the night and making those 2 AM runs on the ambulance congratulations to Ron and Roger, keep up all of your hard work. The night was not finished there, Rookie of the Year went to Paul Fiandaca for firefighter and EMS rookie went to Quinton Greer both these personnel showed extreme dedication to the department during the year of 2010 keep up the hard work. Among other awards present were individuals with most station hours excluding paid crew time, and most runs excluding paid crew time. Kathy Fisher, Bob Kimm, Chad Jacobs, Roger Beedy, and Frank Fisher were among the top's of the department for most runs. The most hours put in by department personnel were: Trevor Aeschliman, Caleb Phillips, Chris Freehling, Shane Compton, and Quinton Greer. We would like to take the time to thank everyone that made it to the banquet and for everyone's hard work during the year of 2010 and continue the hard work.
hippa training for all members on tuesday december 7, 2010. this is required training for all members. firefighters only are required to attends. training will be provided by the new bill company.
mike gerber, training officer
...PRELIMINARY EF1 TORNADO IN ALLEN COUNTY INDIANA...
A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM HAS EXAMINED DAMAGE IN
NORTHEAST ALLEN COUNTY INDIANA AND FOUND EVIDENCE OF AN EF1 TORNADO.
THE TORNADO BEGAN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF GRABER ROAD AND MAYSVILLE
ROAD. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR NEARLY 7 MILES BEFORE LIFTING
AT THE INTERSECTION OF MARKLE AND BOGER ROADS. AT THE WIDEST POINT...
TORNADO DAMAGE WAS ABOUT A HALF MILE WIDE SOUTHEAST OF GRABILL. MODERATE
DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED TO MANY STRUCTURES...INCLUDING NUMEROUS BARNS
DESTROYED...DOWNED POWER POLES AND TREE DAMAGE.
WIND SPEEDS ASSOCIATED WITH AN EF1 TORNADO RANGE FROM 86 TO 110 MPH
AND THE SURVEY TEAM ESTIMATES THE MAXIMUM WINDS WITH THIS EVENT TO
BE 95 MILES PER HOUR.
Northeast Fire will be visiting area schools during the month of October. We look forward to talking with the kids and showing off the fire trucks! We will talk about smoke detectors, fire drills, stop drop and roll and general safety. The dates we will be at each school are on the calendar. Members can log in and get a copy of the calendar under documents. Please help out when you can.
Northeast Fire & EMS will be out to “Fill the Boot” for MDA during the following times: Tuesday August 31st 11:00 am to 1:00 pm 4-way by Grabill Save-a-lot 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm 4 way stop in Leo Wednesday Sept. 1st 11:00 am to 1:00 pm 4 way by Grabill Save-a-lot 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm 4 way stop in Leo Traffic safety vests or yellow neon department t-shirt are required to participate in this event. Hope to see you there to help fill the boot for MDA. Thank you, Gina Anderson
Northeast Fire & EMS will be out to “Fill the Boot” for MDA during the following times:
Tuesday August 31st 11:00 am to 1:00 pm 4-way by Grabill Save-a-lot
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm 4 way stop in Leo
Wednesday Sept. 1st 11:00 am to 1:00 pm 4 way by Grabill Save-a-lot
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm 4 way stop in Leo
Traffic safety vests or yellow neon department t-shirt are required to participate in this event.
Hope to see you there to help fill the boot for MDA.
NORTHEAST FIRE AND
Despite the Hot heat on August 12, 2010, I am very thankful to the Firefighter’s and EMT’S the showed up to help for Grabill Missionary Community Fair. And for their dedication in bringing out our apparatus ( E145, Rescue truck, New Ladder Truck)... It was a huge success. And I want to take the time to personally thank those individuals for taking the time out of their busy lives to volunteer for this event:
THE FIRE HOUSE PERSONAL ARE:
Thank you, to all that helped out again for this event. I could not have done it without any of you. And I am grateful for your help.
Public Relations/Fire Prevention Officer
The taxpayers and trustee of Springfield township have provided and new 4000 gallon tanker for the fire crew at the Harlan IN station. The truck arrived a few weeks ago and underwent the addition of miscellaneous equipment such as radios, lettering, hose appliances, & dump tank before being placed in service. The tanker was manufactured by Pierce Fire Apparatus, is on an International chassis, has a 1000 GPM pump, and is equipped with quick dumps on the rear and sides.
Leo-Cedarville will again host the 4th of July Fireworks at Schwartz and Grabill Roads by
June is START Triage review month. See EMS Captains, EMS Training Captain or EMS Assistant Chief for information. The following website has a good inservice for START triage. www.Indianafirstresponder.org
Attention All Northeast Fire and EMS Members:
Please pick up your Standing Orders Test in your mailbox..
Northeast fire and EMS would like to personally thank the following companies for helping us purchase miscellaneous equipment for our new ladder truck. Town of Leo-Cedarville, Brindle products, Hoham Enterprises, Sew on and Sew Forth, and Sauder's feeds. To all of these businesses that donated to the new ladder truck we say Thank You.
Regular monthly business meeting 1900 at the Grabill Station.
Northeast Fire and