WARSAW — The Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory board discussed the opening of Station 3 and new equipment purchases during the meeting held Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Fire Chief Mike Wilson notified the board that Station 3 will be operating very soon. “Emergency services will hopefully be flowing out of there this weekend or early next week.”
Wilson noted that a few last minutes fixes have been taking place at the station. These include re-sealing the floor in the living space and ensuring proper natural gas flow reaches the generator. A community grand opening celebration will take place once the station has been operational and things are running smoothly.
The hope is for the celebration to take place at the end of September. The event will include a flag raising, dedication by Warsaw Mayor Joseph Thallemer, remarks from others involved with the fire department and a hose uncoupling ceremony. A hose uncoupling ceremony is a firefighting tradition that replaces the ribbon cutting. All are welcome and the exact date will be published soon.
The board approved pay application 12 totaling $76,972 to Mosaic Building Solutions, Fort Wayne, for the ongoing construction work.
While reviewing the monthly budgets, Wilson pointed out that the department had purchased the previously approved 2018 Polaris Ranger for $14,220. This vehicle is currently in service at Station 1. It will be used for downtown events and when responding to off-road incidents.
The department also purchased new patrol officer kits for $2,197.44. These kits were given to all employees, including part-time firefighters. These kits contain gauze supplies and tourniquets. This equipment can be used on firefighters if they get injured on the scene or on victims. Wilson noted that the department found these kits were necessary after recent training sessions.
The board approved nine different employee travel requests. These travel requests are for various training sessions through October.
Wilson reminded the board that Family Safety Day will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. Get more details on this free family event here.
The next meeting will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2.