On Friday February 28, 2014, the Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department was called to assist Vernon Central Hose Company units with a working garage fire at 5:50pm. Engine 27-2 and Rescue Engine 27-1 responded to the scene along with units from Vernon Central, Conneaut Lake Park, Summit, Hayfield Central, and West Mead #2. While enroute, units were advised of the possible entrapment of a victim. Thankfully this was later ruled to be untrue and that everyone had made it out of the structure. Upon arrival of 27-2, the garage was full involved. Department 27 was back in service at 9:31pm. The fire rekindled at 12:59am on Saturday March 1, 2014. Once again crews from both Vernon Central and Vernon Township were called to the scene and were returned to service at 2:05am.
The Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department was called to assist the City of Meadville with a working fire at 390 Chestnut street at 6:00pm Tuesday evening. Firefighters were not only battling the blaze but also the freezing temperatures. Quint 27-9, Engine 27-2, and Brush 27-4 all responded to the scene. Members from Summit VFD Department 20 were on stand-by at VTVFD to handle any additional calls while units were committed to the fire. Department 27 was back in service at approximately 1:30am Wednesday morning.
The Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department would like to announce and congratulate the officers for 2014.
Chief 27- Christopher Reichel
1st Ast. Chief- Bill Reichel
2nd Ast. Chief- JoeBob Reibel
3rd Ast. Chief- Bill Stein
4th Ast. Chief- Jonathon Gable
1st Lt.- Chris Chaffins
Don’t forget to renew your membership dues for 2014. Open enrollment for new members are being accepted at a cost of 10$. Station 27 is on Cussewago road and is owned by the Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department.
The Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department is happy to announce that firefighters Phillips, S. Marshall, Z. Reichel, and Ridgeway have completed the fourth module of Essentials and are now interior firefighters. Great job guys!
With the first snow fall of the year occurring abnormally early in the season this year, it has been a busy day for the members of the Vernon Township VFD and other departments around Crawford County. As of this time, the VTVFD has been called for a medical response, an engine to assist Vernon Central Hose Company with a transformer fire, and a transformer fire in our first due area. Please be sure to use caution when driving and walking on surfaces that may be slippery and report down or arcing power lines from a safe location.
At 11:24 am on October 2, 2013, The Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department was called to assist Vernon Central Hose with a reported grease fire. Crews arrived to find a working fire which had spread from the house to the detached garage. Several fire companies from around the region assisted but unfortunately the house was a total loss. There were no injuries reported. Engine 27-2 and Rescue Engine 27-1 responded and the VTVFD was returned to station at 3:23 pm.
The Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day.
Members of the Vernon Township VFD participated in a department water battle for training Monday evening. Rescue Engine 27-1 and Engine 27-2 were taken to Gibson park for the battles. In addition to being a fun way to beat the summer heat, water battles are a great chance to practice hose line skills.