Open Burn Prohibited In March, April, May

Individuals that choose to conduct open burning in Ohio should be aware of rules and regulations that may affect them.  Following are several regulatory items to consider: Ohio Revised Code 1503.18 prohibits most open burning in unincorporated areas in March, April, May, October, and November …Read More

February is National Heart Month

February is National Heart Month, also a good time to remind everyone to take care of their heart and consider their risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Cardiac arrest claims thousands of lives every year. It’s also the perfect time to take training on how …Read More

Burning Leaves Safely

Falling leaves are often the first signs of the seasonal shift — and of more yardwork. As the piles of raked leaves build up, you’re faced with a new problem: how to dispose of them. A popular method of disposal is to burn them. …Read More

Learn to be Fire Safe while on Campus

  September is campus fire safety month and going to college is an exciting time for students and their parents. Freedom! Responsibility! However, when it comes to on and off campus housing, it’s important for students and parents to keep fire safety top of …Read More

September is National Preparedness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48% of Americans do not have emergency supplies. National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of being prepared for disasters and being resilient. “Preparation is key and remaining …Read More

No Labor Day Discounts when it comes to Safety

There are no Labor Day discounts when it comes to safety. Labor Day marks the beginning of the end of summer – so for many of us it’s a chance to pack one last fun-filled weekend in, enjoying the outdoors with family and friends. …Read More

WTFD Awarded Reaccreditation Status

The Washington Township Fire Department has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI), for meeting the criteria established through the CFAI’s voluntary self-assessment and accreditation program. The fire department is one of more than 300 agencies to achieve Internationally …Read More

Tips to Stay Safe around a Campfire

Sitting under the stars by a crackling fire has its appeal. Campfires bring family and friends together, but campfire mishaps can cause injuries. Here are a few safety tips on how to prevent these accidents: Before setting up a campfire, be sure it is …Read More

Traffic Alert: Rings Road to Close

Starting 9 a.m. on July 5th, Rings Rd will be closed between Cosgray Road and Churchman Road. The closure is due to roadway improvements and the installation of sidewalks and street lighting. The posted detour route for eastbound motorists on Rings Road will follow …Read More

Take Precautions During the Summer Heat

The National Weather Service is predicting that temperatures may reach into the 90s this week. This is a great time to remind residents to take safety precautions during their summer activities, especially those that take place outdoors. As temperatures rise over the coming days, …Read More