WARSAW — Warsaw-Wayne Township Fire Protection Territory board had a short meeting Tuesday, Oct. 11, with only a few items being brought to the board.
Fire Chief Michael Wilson presented the monthly fire activity report for August, which was approved by the board. The report showed 214 total responses during the month with 5.3 percent of the calls being fire calls. Medical assists were the highest, at 61.2 percent. Wilson noted this is the first time, since being back on the department, the responses have been this high. The remaining 33.5 percent of the calls were related to rescues, service calls, fire alarms/false calls, good intent calls, hazardous conditions with no fire and motor vehicle rescues.
The report also showed department members trained 620 hours in various areas.
The board also approved the monthly expenditure reports for August. Wilson pointed out a few expenditures, which included repairs to Rescue 2. Additionally it was pointed out Squad 1304 had been “blowing oil.” It was discovered an oil line needed to be replaced and all cylinders were found to have scoring requiring replacing. The truck is out of service and should be back in service in two weeks. The cost will be around $9,000.
The final action of the meeting was approval of travel requests by Max Kinsey, to attend the Public Information Officer Boot Camp in Syracuse, Oct. 10-13; and Troy Knefelkamp, Brian Zehring and Joe Fretz to tour Morning Pride/Honeywell Factory in Dayton, Ohio, to learn more about firefighter gear.