So far the Bethel-Tate Fire Department has had a busy year. As of early May:
- 178 fire details
- 547 EMS details.
- 21 dispatches for structure fires or vehicle fires with a total fire loss of about $36,000 and a total property and contents saved amount of about $498,000.
- Our most recent fire in our district was a detached garage that caught fire in the latter part of April, whereas we assisted Monroe Township with a barn fire in early May.
In EMS news, we received a grant from the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation for a motorized cot and load system. This cot and load system will reduce our risk of lifting-related injuries we can incur on EMS details. Stay tuned as we will try and get a video of the cot in action and post it here.