Firefighters Train With New Equipment


(Doug Arbaugh and Randal Williamson)

JEWETT – Fire fighters from Jewett, Scio, Tappan, Freeport, and Perry TWP trained for eight hours last Saturday at Jewett’s firehouse. We learned how to use the new grain bin rescue tube that Jewett Volunteer Fire Department has to extricate a trapped person from a grain bin or grain transportation trailer. Jewett VFD acquired the rescue tube through a grant and the training was provided by the Ohio State Fire Marshals office through a training grant. The rescue tube can be requested for any rescue in Harrison County or a neighboring county.


  1. Glad to read that volunteers can be found to man those volunteer positions at fire stations in the region. That is no longer the case in some communities, several not that far away from those in Harrison County; a larger problem in rural areas that suddenly find themselves in the pathway of suburban creep into what had been farmlands. Good job….keep it going.


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