Welcome to Marion Township Fire Department Inc.
I wanted to personally thank all kids and parents who came out for the Halloween safe stop. We are so pleased that we had so many visitors and able to do the Safe Stop safely with masks, gloves and social distancing. I know it was a bit different this year with the marks on the floor and a pre-determined path to walk thru, but this was done for everybody's safety and all of you did a wonderful job! This allowed us to get the kids, who have had a rough 2020, some candy and get out to show off their costumes.
Some of the smoke detectors have been delivered as of yesterday, there are more to come. I have all the emails that were sent in for the smoke detector survey and we are very hopeful to get these out in the next week or 2 and call this grant and project a success. These are life saving devices allowing you and your family a head start to get out of the home safely. In the, not so long ago, past you had up to 10 minutes or more to escape a house fire before the heat and smoke became great enough to not be compatible with life. That time, through modern products, has been reduced to around 3 minutes. A home and contents can be replaced, a life can not. We are proud to provide these with the assistance of the Lawrence County Community Foundation grant that allowed us to make this purchase and provide your family with needed safety.
So if you emailed in the survey, be looking for the smoke detector to arrive soon.
It's turning colder out and this is when everybody starts to fire up wood stoves and furnaces. We highly recommend that you have your heat source checked by a certified technician prior to heating your home. Together we can make sure that we all can stay safe through the winter months.
As always, be safe
Paul D. Gillespie
Marion Twp. Fire Dept.