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

Carry emergency supplies in your vehicle

Winter weather in Central Ohio can be unpredictable. The chaos it can cause in creating traffic jams and accidents can leave drivers stranded on the road for hours. But if you are prepared for this unpleasant, yet possible event, you can improve your comfort …Read More

Common causes of fire: candles, surge protectors and space heaters

Decorating a table with a candle is a great idea, provided that the candle isn’t part of a centerpiece that contains combustible materials. Before you light the candle in your centerpiece, remove the surrounding decorations and blow it out before you and your guests …Read More

January is Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month

Firefighter occupational cancer is the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths in the fire service. In 2022, almost 75% of the fire fighters added to the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial died from occupational cancer. In partnership with the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN), the IAFF has designated January …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

WTFD Celebrates National Fire Prevention Week

The Washington Township Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15, 2022. This year’s FPW campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape”, works to educate everyone about simple but …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