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Pool Safety
   Pool Safety
This is the first installment of LSFD Public Service Announcements. Check out our video on pool safety.


 
Shift Drill
Thursday, July 24, 2014 
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This morning "A-shift" convened at Phillips Park in Loveland for shift drills. Today's drill consisted of aerial water operations with a relay from a pumper.

 
   
   
Tour At Station 62
Children from the organization T.A.I.L. toured the safety center today. The children were able to tour the LPD side & then came over & toured the LSFD side. FF Morton donned full PPE & SCBA so the kids could see what firefighters look like in full gear. Then they were able to look through M62 & Q62. The children were very well behaved & it was a pleasure having them stop by.

 
   
   
MVA On I-71
   
LSFD units were dispatched for an MVA on northbound I-71 this morning. Chief Blum arrived onscene first & reported a 5 car MVA with an entrapment. R61 arrived onscene & blocked the roadway for safety measures, & extricated one patient from their vehicle. E60 disabled vehicles & assisted in taking refusals. There were 3 patients transported to the hospital by M61, M62 & M63. Chief Huber, District Chief Gregory & Deputy Chief Books also assisted with operations on the scene.
 

 
Camp Dennison Grill Out
This past Thursday LSFD held a grill out at the Camp Dennison Methodist Church from 6:00 - 8:00. There was a a great turnout by the local residents. Kids were able to look through E63 & the jump house was set up for the children to play on as well. LSFD also handed out smoke detectors & batteries to the residents who needed them. It’s always nice for us to get together with the community.

 
Personnel in attendance - District Chief Gregory, Capt. Wallace, Lt. Hall, Lt Adkins & his wife Jessica, FF Postas, FF Steins, FF Hawk, FF Meyers, FF Callendar, FF Saum, FF Mason & FF Swafford

 
   
   
"A-Shift Drill"
   
Friday, July 18, 2014 
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"A-Shift" mustered at Home of the Brave Park this morning for shift drill. The crews familiarized themselves with the different types of master stream devices that LSFD utilizes. In addition to that, crews went over the placement and types of newly installed rescue equipment in place on Tower 61.

 
Hose Deployment & Master Stream Training
Shifts have been busy this month training on deploying hand lines & master streams. These are scenario based trainings it’s more than removing hose from the truck & reloading it. These trainings are meant to keep you on your toes & to expect the unexpected. The goal is to deploy the hose lines in a fast & efficient matter meanwhile maneuvering any obstacles that may be thrown at you. At the end of the day the goal is to get water as fast as you can on the fire & these trainings help us with any obstacle we may face.

 
   
   
Grilling Out With LSFD
Thursday, July 17th from 6:00-8:00 LSFD will be grilling out at Camp Dennison Methodist Church. Please Bring the family out for a free dinner, hot dogs, chips & drinks will be provided. There will also be a fire truck for the kids to look through & a jump house for the kids to play in as well. Please come on out we look forward to seeing you there.
 
Camp Dennison Methodist Church
9976 Jackson St, Camp Dennison
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 
   
   
Vehicle Into A Structure
   
D1, Q62 & M63 were dispatched for an auto accident with a structure involved at 890 W Loveland Ave. Upon D1 arrival vehicle had been removed from the building, Q62 crew evacuated the structure while M63 crew evaluated the driver of the vehicle. The city building inspector was notified & once onscene he deemed the property safe. One family was displaced & the rest returned to their units.

 
Auto Accident
   
Sunday, July 13, 2014 
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Earlier this afternoon E63, M62, and District 1 responded to a report of an auto collision at W. Loveland and S. Lebanon. Upon arrival D-1 updated the location in the 1500 block of W. Loveland Ave. Found was a 3 car MVA with damage to 2 of the vehicles. 1 patient was transported for evaluation. Crews assisted with traffic control until the vehicles were removed.

 
Auto Accident Person Trapped
Thursday, July 10, 2014 08:09
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Engine 63, Rescue 61, Medic 63 and District 1 responded to a 2 car MVA with 1 driver pinned in the vehicle,  Rescue 61 crews used our Genesis Rescue Tools to extricate the pt, 2 patients were transported to local hospital.


 
   
   
Mutual Aid Into Deerfield Twp
T61 was requested mutual aid into Deerfield Twp to a possible structure fire.  While enroute, units were updated by the first arriving Deerfield Twp officer that the fire was in a motor home, in the rear of a private residence.  The motor home was fully involved, but thankfully everyone was out of the unit.  LSFD crews assisted with fire suppression as well as overhaul of the motor home.



 
Station 61 Tour
Station 61 had a tour today with some children from the Compass School. The children were able to look through the living quarters of the station & were able to get some hands on experience with T61 & R61. FF Callender & FF Chandler gave the children a little show to see who could get their gear on the fastest. The children were very well behaved & the crew at Station 61 were glad to have them stop by.

 
   
   
LSFD Adds T3 Patrollers to Fleet
   
Monday, July 7, 2014 
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The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department placed two new T3 Patroller vehicles into service that will revolutionize the way paramedics can navigate the bike trail and through the large crowds of public events in the City of Loveland and Symmes Township. The T3 Patroller electric standup vehicle (ESV) is a zero-gas-emission, clean-energy innovation that is simple, intuitive and economical to operate. They are extremely stable with a low center of gravity and their 9-inch platform gives the Paramedics the ability to see over the crowd, and increases their visibility. These versatile vehicles can access restricted spaces including elevators and narrow corridors, handles curbs easily and are highly agile with a zero-degree turning radius. The T3 Patrollers are high on reliability, low on maintenance and have an operating cost of around 10 cents per day. Unlike the Segway, you can dismount the vehicle and go right to work without taking the time to find something to lean them against. More than 4,000 T3 vehicles have been deployed in over 30 countries worldwide, including NYPD, Dallas, San Francisco and the Los Angeles Police Departments. Absolutely “ZERO” tax dollars where spent to add these versatile vehicles to the LSFD fleet. All of the approximately $17,000 needed to purchase them and place them in service was donated by the Loveland-Symmes Firefighters Association, a non-profit group of volunteers made up of current and past members of the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department and their spouses.

 
Resident Assisted
Sunday, July 6, 2014 
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This afternoon LSFD T61 crew assisted a resident on a customer service detail. The crew safely removed a kitten stuck 30' up in a tree.

 
   
   
Loveland's 4th of July Celebration A Huge Success
Friday, July 4, 2014 16:00
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Happy Birthday America! The City of Loveland hosted a 4th of July block party Friday night in downtown historic Loveland accompanied by live music, various food vendors, and capped off the night with an amazing fireworks display. W. Loveland Ave was shut down from Karl Brown Way to 2nd St during the hours of 16:00 to Midnight to host the celebration. The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department was on hand at the celebration with off duty personnel manning their newly donated T-3 Motion Segway Scooters to provide on-site EMS at the event, and Station 63 was staffed with the additional help of Goshen EMS to provide back-up EMS services if needed. All-in-all the celebration was a huge success and a special thank you goes out to the Goshen FD and Loveland PD for their assistance, and LSFD's Deputy Chief Mike Books, Deputy Chief Andrew Knapp, and District Chief Harold Gregory. Also a thank you to FF's Ritchey, Swafford, and Rose for their assistance with staffing for the event.

 
FF Swafford
   FF Swafford
Fireworks
   Fireworks
Lightning Strike On Symmes Ridge Lane
   
As storms rumbled through the tri-state area last evening, the Loveland Symmes Fire Department was called to a home on Symmes Ridge Lane for a report of smoke in the residence.
Tower 61 was the first unit on scene with an initial report of... smoke showing and fire visible from the eaves. They made a quick knock down from the exterior prior to entering and fully extinguishing the fire.
In addition to T61, crews on scene from LSFD were E62, E63, E60, 6001, 6004, 6005, 6009, as well as ESU62. LSFD was supported by IMAT Chiefs, Deerfield and Sycamore Twp FD's on the scene. Miami Twp provided assistance with area coverage during the incident.
No injuries were reported.




 
2014 OFE Graduates
The LSFD congratulates the following members on graduating from the 2-1/2 year long Ohio Fire Executive class; Deputy Chief Andrew Knapp, Deputy Chief Mike Books, District Chief Harold Gregory & District Chief Jon Frye.


 
   
   
Monthly Shift Training
Sunday, June 15, 2014 
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Last week crews from each shift were evaluated on scenario based training. The training took place at Home of the Brave Park. Crews staged in Symmes Park & were dispatched into Home of the Brave Park where different scenarios were set up. Crews were evaluated on how efficiently they completed each task given. Different tasks given were apparatus positioning & set up, relay pumping, deploying deck guns or monitors & obtaining a water supply in a timely manner.

 
   
   
Broadway Basement Fire
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 15:00
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Units were dispatched for a reported structure fire in a 2 story, wood frame residential dwelling.  E-63 and D-1 arrived on scene first.  D-1 did a scene size-up, established command and accountability for a working structure fire with smoke showing from the basement area, 1st floor Delta side.  Owner advised all occupants were out of the structure and accounted for.  E-63 began stretching a 1 3/4 attack line to the Charlie side walk out basement door for the basement fire and secured their own hydrant.  E63 used attack line from the exterior basement windows and door to knock down a small amount of fire.  As additional crews arrived on scene the first floors were searched by E60 with additional 1 3/4 attack lines.  Engine 27 searched the 2nd floor and attic with a 1 ¾.  E-62 crew met up with E-63 crew and made entry into the basement after the fire was knocked down, where they found moderate smoke with no active fire.  Crew hit remaining hot spots.  E-18 was positioned on deck at Charlie side with a 2 1/2 line off E-63.  E-60 & E27 searching first, second floors and attic reported all clear also both units opened up the floor and walls above the fire origin to confirm no extension. Fans were then placed at the walk out basement door and then at the front door for smoke removal.  On deck outside on the Alpha side was Engine 13 and Engine 72.  M-76 was positioned at fire scene then later moved to station 63 for area coverage.  All fire and hot spots were confirmed as out.  Units began breaking down lines, returned gear and equipment to trucks and returned available.




 
   
   
Public Education
Today was a busy day around Loveland for Public Educations. M63 & E63 were at the Loveland Primary School this morning to talk to the 4th graders about fire science for science day. M62 & E60 were at Nisbet Park to set up the bounce house & to set up a static display for the 2nd graders for field day. In the early afternoon E63 went to the Children’s Meeting House to cool the kids off with their deck gun on the engine. Needless to say it’s been a busy day; the kids learned good information & had fun doing it.

 
   
   
2014 Summer Interns
Taylor, Will & Zack
   Taylor, Will & Zack
LSFD would like to welcome its three new interns for the summer. The interns arrived last week & will be around till the middle of August. Each one will be given a special assignment to complete before the end of their tour here at LSFD. The interns will assist with making runs as well. We are very excited to have these guys on the team for the summer.
 
Taylor Chandler – Eastern Kentucky University
Zack Postas – Eastern Kentucky University
Will Callender – Oklahoma State University

 
2014 CFA Graduation
   2014 CFA Video
Tonight Loveland Symmes Fire Department held there 3rd Annual Citizens Fire Academy Graduation. There were a total of 23 participants in this year’s class the largest to date. The CFA takes place over the course of 7 weeks & the participants learn about everyday fire department operations. The graduates received a certificate of participation along with a LSFD Challenge Coin from Chief Huber for their completion of the academy. A group of ESU Members received their certificates for completing their 36 hour volunteer firefighter course as well. Congratulations to all of the graduates, we enjoyed your company the last 7 weeks.

 
LHS Senior Parade
   
LSFD units participated today in Loveland High Schools Senior Parade. Car 6001, Car 6005, T61, Q62 & M62 brought up the rear of the parade route that started on Loveland Madeira at Castle Skateland & ended at Loveland High School on Rich Rd. We wish the best of luck to this year’s LHS Class of 2014.

 
CHCA Visit At Station 61
1st graders from CHCA visited Station 61 last week for a tour. Captain Benjamin discussed fire safety tips with the children. FF/Medic Rick Dunn went through the apparatus & showed off the tools to the class. The kids had a lot of good questions & were very well behaved. Thanks again to CHCA for stopping by & the food.

 
   
   
Symmes Honors Veterans
Friday, May 23, 2014 
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Symmes Township Honors local Veterans at the Home of the Brave Park, LSFD Honor Guard joined with the HCSO Color Guard in presenting the colors for this excellent event.


 
   
   
Annual Hose Testing
It's spring time and here at the Loveland Symmes Fire Department that means it's time for hose testing. The crews have been working for the last several days testing the hose on our apparatus to ensure that it is in good working order.

 
   
   
Spring Hydrants
   
Crews will be out in their districts over the course of the next couple of weeks servicing & inspecting hydrants. Please keep an eye open for them on the side of the road & moving about around their vehicles. If you notice a hydrant leaking or one that has been damaged please give us a call or if you notice that your water coming from your sink is brown just let it run for a few minutes & it will flush out your waterline.

 
Fire & EMS Levy
Thank you for your support in the passing of the Fire & EMS Levy. The support that we have received from the Loveland community has been tremendous. We look forward to serving our community in any way possible.

 
   
   
Symmesfest 2014
Symmesfest 2014 will take place June 13 – 14 at Symmes Park. If you are looking for something to do with the family and have never been to Symmesfest please come & enjoy the show. Each night there is a local band that plays, with plenty of food booths & games. Kids will definitely enjoy the rides & at the end of the night on Friday & Saturday a fireworks display caps off the evening. Listed below are the dates & times & if you are looking for both or general information please contact Linda Keeley @ 513-583-3001. See you there!
 
Symmes Park 11313 N. Lebanon Rd, Loveland, OH 45140
Friday, June 13th 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Final Order 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 14th 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Bellaires 7:00 PM
Ping Pong drop 6:00 PM

 
   
   
Symmes Safety Day
Sunday, May 18, 2014 
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The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department hosted their annual safety day at Hopewell Park, welcoming the Symmes Township Trustees, Symmes Township Service Department, Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, Duke Energy, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and many more to help this event become a success. 


 
   
   
Rescue 61 Extricates a Horse
Sunday, May 11, 2014 12:24
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The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department responded to the parking lot of 12114 Mason Rd for a horse with his leg caught in the aluminum divider in a horse trailer.  District 1 and Rescue 61 responded, District Chief Frye took command, quickly after sizing up the incident and implementing some safety procedures for personnel, Rescue 61 used the battery operated vehicle extrication spreaders to spread the poles enough to relieve the foot within minutes from arriving on the scene.   The horse owner was able to arouse the horse shortly after extrication and get him to stand up.  We were able to assist the out of state owner contact the Little Miami Vet Clinic and Dr. Lavinia Hultgren.  Dr. Hultgren went to the vet clinic to meet the horse and his owner to assess the leg.  Dr. Hultgren called us later to advise us the horses leg was not broken, she was able to treat the horse and send them back home.  




 
   
   
Structure Fire At 205 Sioux Dr
LSFD & Mutual Aid units were dispatched to a possible structure fire at 205 Sioux Dr. Upon arrival District 1 found light smoke showing from a detached garage, District Chief Gregory had command. Investigation found an outdoor/brush fire on the delta side of the garage had started to catch the exterior of the garage on fire. E63 & T61 crew were able to quickly extinguish the fire with a hand line & performed overhaul. 

 
   
   
Fill The Boot
LSFD held a Fill The Boot event this past Saturday to benefit Cincinnati Childrens NICU. A total of $4,852.41 was raised for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Thanks to everyone who made a donation during our Fill the Boot drive.

 
   
   
Station 61 Tour
Last week Station 61 was busy with public education activities at the firehouse. A local Mothers Club & children from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy enjoyed a few hours around Station 61. Capt Benjamin gave a safety talk, FF Dunn went over what a fireman wears and FF Reed went over the apparatus with the kids. Thanks to CHCA for dropping off food & we look forward to having everyone stop in again soon.

 
   
   
Live Burn Training
Thursday, April 17, 2014 
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The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department and the Northeast Fire Collaborative trained in the Scarlet Oaks Burn tower last week for 3 evening burns. Each fire suppression crew entered the first floor, extinguishing the first floor fire and deploying to the second floor to extinguish a secondary fire. This is a bi annual live fire training alternating from day and night fires.

 
   
   
LSFD Cookout at Mac Arthur Park
Saturday, April 12, 2014 
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LSFD personnel visited the folks at Mac Arthur Park this past week and hosted a cookout!  District 1, M62, M63 and E63 were all in attendance, along with District Chief Gregory, Deputy Chief Wallace, FF Saum, and FF Dunn to help grill some delicious hot dogs and pass out chips and water to everyone.  Everyone in attendance had a blast, and all of the children were given their own fire hats and got a first-hand look at all of the fire units on scene.   Be sure to visit us at our next event where we will have the jump house out in front of Kroger's on Loveland-Madeira Rd from 1pm to 4pm!


 
   
   
Easter Egg Hunt at Home of the Brave Park!
Saturday, April 12, 2014 
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Home of the Brave park was the place to be this afternoon! Symmes Township hosted their annual Easter Egg Hunt and who could ask have asked for better weather! Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny showed up and took pictures with everyone and treated all the kids with a hunt for candy filled eggs. The Township Administrator and Township Trustees were there along with the Symmes Township service department workers. Crews from station 61, 62, and 63 were there giving tours of their fire trucks and letting the little ones bounce around in the jump house. Be sure to check out photos in the 2014 Easter Egg Hunt album on our Facebook!



 
   
   
C-Shift Ventilation Training
   
Saturday, April 12, 2014 
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Yesterday and today, the crews from C-Shift conducted vertical ventilation training on the simulator built by the members of LSFD. Vertical ventilation is the practice of cutting a hole in the roof over the seat of a fire to allow heat and smoke to exit the structure, by the most direct route, to allow the crews, on the hose line inside the structure, cooler temperatures and better visibility to put out the fire more efficiently. The size of the hole cut varies depending on the type of roof being cut.


 
Pub Ed At Symmes Elementary
T61 Crew on B-Shift today gave a safety talk to students at Symmes Elementary. Students discussed safety tips in a classroom setting then were able to go outside & take a look through T61. FF Reed suited up in full PPE & SCBA so the kids could see & hear what a firefighter looks like. The students were very polite & attentive while having a good time learning about safety.

 
   
   
Rescue Training at Station 61
   
Recsue training took place at station 61. Crews simulated how to properly stabilize a car using Rescue 61's Kodiak stabilization system. Rescue training is done at least 2 times a month to ensure that all crews stay fresh on these important skills.


 
Girl Scouts Tour Station 63
Local Girl Scouts visited Station 63 last week for a station tour. The troop was able to look through the apparatus & was able to see what goes on during a shift here at LSFD. The girls were able to get pictures in the driver’s seat of E63 & try on our PPE. The girls were well behaved & had nice time learning.

 
   
   
Fire Engine Pull
A team that consisted of members from Loveland Symmes, Mason & Cincinnati Fire Departments won the gold today in the Pike Fraternity fire truck pull the University of Cincinnati.  Thanks to all the members that participated, the joint team had best time in the pull competition. Special thanks to our brothers at Mason and Cincinnati that filled out the crew great day was had by all 

 
   
   
Lt. Adkins at FDIC
   
Loveland-Symmes Fire Department is proud to be sending Lt. Bill Adkins to FDIC in Indianapolis to teach his class on “Fire Ground Operations Using Nurse Tankers. “ Lt. Adkins is a training officer here at LSFD and will be sharing a wealth of knowledge with firemen from all over the country. Great work, and thanks for representing LSFD on a national scale.


 
Vehicle strikes a building
   
Sunday, March 30, 2014 21:00
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Tower 61, Medic 62 and District 1 responded to a reported Auto Accident vehicle vs a building. District 1 arrived and reported a single vehicle into a medium size strip mall with damage to the store front with all occupants out of the building. Tower 61 arrived and secured the vehicle, assessed the damage to the structure. No injuries was reported and no structural damage was seen with damage mainly to 2 store front windows.

 
Monthly Shift Training - Cutting Tools
This past week members of the Loveland Symmes Fire Department convened at headquarters for training. The topic of the day was Cutting Tools. Crews reviewed proper operation and handling of different cutting tools, including chain saws, rotary saws, the exothermic and petrogen torches.

 
   
   
Station 61 Visits Sycamore Presbyterian Church
   
Station 61 visited the Sycamore Presbyterian Church today to give the preschool children a safety talk.  The crew went over smoke detectors, stop drop and roll, meeting places and home fire drills.  Passing on even the most basic knowledge is enough to save a life. Loveland-Symmes looks forward to more safety talks in the future.


 
Jump House
   
T61 & the LSFD jump house were over on Paul Meadows Dr for a birthday party today. T61 crew was available for the kids to look through the apparatus along with assisting with the jump house. If you are interested in having the LSFD jump house at your child’s birthday or neighborhood gathering you can look under programs in the static display section of LSFD.org.

 
Shriners Hospital Firefighter Awards
   
Captain Tom Benjamin was recently recognized by the Syrian Shriners on March 5th, 2014 for the assistance that he provided to Lt. Arlie “Pooh” Hill & his family during their stay at University Hospital. Captain Benjamin was nominated for the Leadership Award this is the second time he has been nominated for this award. Congratulations Captain Benjamin we’re all very proud of you!

 
NEFC Training at Scarlet Oaks
The Northeast Fire Collaborative gathered at Scarlet Oaks training tower to go over multiple company operations.  The Crews including Loveland-Symmes, Blue Ash, and Sharonville practiced advancing chared hose lines up multiple floors to a simulated fire.  The Collaborative trains together once a month to ensure that we are working on the same page as our neighbors.


 
   
   
Your Loveland-Symmes Fire Department
   Your Loveland-Symmes Fire Department
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 
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Get to know your community fire department. Your Loveland-Symmes Fire Department.

 
Citizens Fire Academy 2014
   
STARTING IN JUST A FEW WEEKS-FOR FAMILY, NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS!
 
Loveland-Symmes Fire Department Citizens Fire Academy
 
The Loveland Symmes Fire Department is inviting community members to attend our third annual Citizens Fire Academy, starting Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The Academy offers citizens in the Loveland-Symmes community a fun opportunity to learn about their fire/EMS department. As participates, you will get a “behind the scenes” understanding of LSFD and learn how firefighters and paramedics do their jobs. Seven sessions will be held mostly on Wednesday evenings from 7 pm to approximately 9 pm on a weekly basis ending in mid-May.
 
Participants have ranged in age from 19 to over 70 years old-and all have loved it! Some attend alone, and others do it with family members. “The training is a fun and easy way to see demonstrations and you can participate at your own comfort level," says Lt Jim Hellyer, the coordinator.  "Graduates of the citizens fire academy have often stated that they were surprised on how much of the academy training is hands-on." Examples include: hose and ladder operations, emergency medical services, and the ability to see the vehicles up close.  Everyone has a great time while learning about their Fire/EMS.
To find out more about the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department 2014 Citizens Fire Academy please contact Lt Jim Hellyer ASAP at jhellyer.safety-center.org. If you have filled out a form & have not heard from us please send Lt. Hellyer an email. We look forward to seeing you!

 
Structure Fire On Johnston Ln.
On March 9th at 9:34 am LSFD responded to a reported structure fire on Johnston Ln. The Fire was called in by a neighbor who noticed smoke in the area. Engine 60 was first on the scene with smoke showing. Upon a 360 of the home crews reported  fire on the charlie side.  Crews proceeded to knock the bulk of the fire down from the exterior. After making an aggressive defensive kncokdown on the fire, crews made accsess from the bravo side to finish up the job. All crews operating on scene performed with complete professionalism and safety. Thanks to all the crews who came to help with the fire. District 1 Mark Rose had command of the scene. A special thanks to all companies involved. Engine 60, Engine 63, Quint 62, Tower 61, Chief 6004 (Chief goldfeder) had Alpha Command , Chief 6005 (Chief Books)  had Charlie command, Blue Ash Medic 13, Maderia-Indian Hill Engine 64, and Montgomery Quint 73. All went home safe and the situation was resolved.


 
   
   
RAT Training at Station 62
   
LSFD's A Shift reported to station 62 for RAT training.  Firefighters were taught proper ways to drag, carry and spin a down fireman.  The Loveland-Symmes Fire Dept. trains often on the correct, safest and most efficient way to rescue a down fireman. 


 
2014 Citizens Fire Academy
   
The Loveland Symmes Fire Department (LSFD) is inviting community members who would like to attend our third annual Citizens Fire Academy, starting April 9, 2014. The Citizens Fire Academy offers adult citizens in the Loveland/Symmes community the opportunity to learn about their fire department. As academy participates, you will get an introduction to the LSFD and learn how firefighters and paramedics do their jobs. Seven classes will be held mostly on Wednesday evenings from 7 pm to approximately 9 pm on a weekly basis ending in mid-May.
 
 
Participants have ranged in age from 19 to over 70 years old-and all have loved it! Some attend alone, and others do it with their family members. “The training is a fun and easy way to see demonstrations and you can participate at your own comfort level," says Lieutenant Jim Hellyer, the academy coordinator. He goes on to say: "Graduates of the citizens fire academy have often stated that they were surprised on how much of the academy training is hands-on." Examples of the training include: hose and ladder operations, use of firefighting equipment, and the ability to see the vehicles and other equipment up close. All of the graduates report that they really enjoyed the training and have gotten a much better understanding of the level of training and dedication firefighters must have to do their jobs. 
 
Although it is not expected, after completion of the fire academy, graduates are given the opportunity to assist the department in a variety of nonoperational activities or to join the volunteer Emergency Services Unit (ESU), which augments the department in fire and EMS operations.
 
To find out more about the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department 2014 Citizens Fire Academy or to sign up for the academy, go to http://www.lsfd.org/ and click "Volunteer." We look forward to seeing you!

 
Brentmoor Dr Structure Fire
 On 3/4/14 LSFD & mutual aid units were dispatched around 8:45 in the morning for a reported fire in the area. Upon D1 arrival to the scene heavy fire & smoke was coming from the second floor & roof. The occupants had left about a half hour or so prior. Defensive operations with two ground monitors and two ladders pipes were set up. Thankfully there were no injuries, although one rather large dog was rescued to the delight of the homeowners. The firefighters & all departments did a phenomenal job. Thanks again to all mutual aid departments, ESU members & additional LSFD personnel that assisted.
 
Captain Benjamin was the Incident Commander, Deer Park/ Silverton Chief Camp had Accountability, LSFD Chief Blum had the Alpha Side, Goshen Twp Chief Peagram had the Charlie Side & LSFD Chief Goldfeder was the Safety Officer.
 
Mutual Aid Departments: Deerfield Twp, Goshen, Mason, Miami Twp, Hamilton Twp & Blue Ash

 
   
   
Andrew Alten State Wrestling Champ
   
Andrew Alten of Loveland High School becomes state champion of the 285 weight class. Great Job Andrew keep up the hard work, and way to make your city proud!


 
Air Consumption Drills
B-Shift completed its annual Air Consumption Drill today. This drill is performed annually to see how quickly each individual will consume a 4500 PSI bottle while continuously performing work in full PPE. The course consists of crawling through a tunnel, hitting a sledge hammer on a tire 15 times, crawling with a charged 2/12 inch hose line, carrying a roll of roofing paper on your shoulder for 40 feet, crawling to & climbing over an A-Frame ladder & finally flipping a tractor tire four times. This usually becomes a pretty heated competition to see who can complete the course with the most revolutions. Your times start when you enter the tunnel & the time stops when your low air alarm sounds. Nice job everyone for your hard work & competetive spirit.


 
   
   
   
FireFighter Billy Grove and FireFighter Tim Lackey were personally thanked by a thankful lady they assisted on an Emergency Medical Run recently.  She came to station 61 to express her personal thanks to the two firemen. A rewarding experience, good job men and keep up the good work.


 
LSFD Goes Mutual Aid into Deerfield Twp for Condo Fire
Saturday, February 22, 2014 16:24
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Today, Loveland-Symmes Fire Department's Tower 61 responded to a possible structure fire in Deerfield Township. Battalion 56 was first on scene and reported heavy smoke and visible flames coming from the second floor of an unfinished, two story multi-family structure, and immediately called for a second alarm. Ladder 57 arrived next, connected to a hydrant and placed their aerial ladder to the second floor window, pulled a hose line and began knocking down the fire. Engine 56 followed, securing another water source and pulling a hose line off of their truck. Engine 56 made entry into a neighboring, unfinished condo and began fighting the fire to contain it to just one unit. Tower 61 arrived, placed their ladder to the roof, and with the help of Quint 93, cut multiple ventilation holes in the roof to eliminate the build up of combustible gases in the attic space.  T61 and Q93 were then assigned  to knock down spot fires after the main body of fire was controlled . A quick attack by Deerfield's Ladder 57 and Engine 56 and a cooperative effort by crews from Mason, Sycamore, Loveland-Symmes, Hamilton Township, Sharonville, and Salem/Morrow Fire Departments prevented the fire from spreading into adjoining condos. Great job done by all.


 
   
   
Symmes Elementary Girl Scout Troop 43861 Visits Station 62
FF Myers and Symmes Elementary Girl Scout Troop 43861 on the front of Quint 62
   FF Myers and Symmes Elementary Girl
      Scout Troop 43861 on the front of Quint
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Saturday, February 22, 2014 13:00
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Today the firefighters at Station 62 had a few very special guests come and visit the firehouse and take a tour of the Safety Center.  The Girl Scout troop 43861 from Symmes Elementary paid a visit to the Safety Center and were taken around by the firefighters to see the North East Communications Center and the Fire/EMS apparatus inside Station 62.  The troop did a wonderful job of showing the firefighters what they knew about dialing 911, getting out of the house in an emergency situation, and what to do in times of emergencies, and the firefighters were very impressed with their knowledge.  District Chief Frye, FF Hawk, and FF Myers would like to say a special thanks to the Girl Scouts and their parents for stopping by, visitors are always welcome!


 
FF York to Compete in Scott Firefighter's Stair Climb on March 9th 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014 
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Loveland-Symmes firefighter Aaron York will be participating in the Scott Firefighter's Stair Climb in Seattle, Washington on March 9th, 2014.  All proceeds benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in their fight against blood cancers. If you are able to donate, please do so by going to the attached link. Donations can be made until March 31, 2014. FF York would like to thank everyone for their support.


 
Aaron York Scott Firefighter Stair Climb Donation Page
NEFC Ice Rescue Training
   
Today at Sharon Lake the NEFC fire departments including Mason, Sharonville, Blue Ash and Loveland - Symmes work on frozen Sharon Lake removing victims from the ice. simulating falling through the ice and the proper way to remove a person from the water.


 
Birthday Party At Station 62
Today LSFD had a couple special guests to celebrate their birthdays. Matthew & Libby celebrated their birthdays today at Station 62 with family & friends. Lt. Money gave our special guests a tour of the station & the kids had some hands on training with E62. Pizza was served along with cake & ice cream. The party was topped off with a ride in E62 with both of our distinguished guests. Happy Birthday Matthew & Libby & thanks for spending your special day with us at LSFD.


 
   
   
Valentines Day At The Lodge
Valentines Day is a big day here in Loveland Ohio, and the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department makes sure our residents know how much we love them. Our crews send Valentines Day cards out, attend events throughout their districts, and hand deliver carnations to many of our residents. Firefighter Scott Reed and Lt. Bill Adkins were part of a crew that visited the Lodge of Montgomery to deliver flowers.



 
   
   
King Vision Training
   
LSFD crews were training with the King Vision this past week. It is very difficult to intubate patients because everyone’s airway is so different. There is so much technique & positioning that is required to take control of a patient’s airway. The King Vision allows crews the vision to see exactly where our endotracheal tube is going when every second counts.


 
Early Morning Car Fire
   
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 02:20
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D1, E60, E63 & Q62 responded in the early morning hours to a reported working car fire called in by the owner.  E60 was the first unit on the scene and reported a working car fire in the driveway of the residence with no exposures nearby.  E60 established command, and began to extinguish the flames in the offensive strategy with an 1 3/4" hand line.  D1 was next on scene and was transferred to the command position once E60 began to work on eliminating the hazard.  Q62 and E63 arrived next on scene and were requested into the scene to assist with equipment and scene lighting.  The flames were extinguished safely and the hazard was eliminated thanks to a quick and efficient attack on the fire, a job well done by all of the firefighters on scene.


 
LSFD Trains New Recruits
   
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 
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Whether it be rain, sunshine, snow or sub-freezing temperatures, the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department trains to provide the best possible service to its residents. Today was day two, Engine Company Operations, of the week long recruit class, training new hires on the policies and standard operating procedures of LSFD. Day one included training over SCBAs (self contained breathing apparatus), radio communications and an air consumption drill.  These men will be working hard for the rest of the week in order to become ready for duty.


 
Two Car MVA On Montgomery Road
D1, R61, M62 & M63 responded to a two car MVA on Montgomery Rd. Both vehicles had heavy front end damage. One patient needed to be extricated from their vehicle. Two patients were transported to the hospital, R61 & D1 were on the scene for a short amount of time to secure & to clean up the scene.

 
   
   
NEFC Officers Boot Camp
The NEFC company officers participated in an Officers Bootcamp on February 3, 4, and 5. Chief Alan Brunacini retired Phoenix Fire Chief was the lead instructor for the 1st and 3rd day. Gordon Graham retired California State Police and risk analysis expert, was the lead instructor for the 2nd day. Chief Matt Tobia Battalion Chief for Anne Arundel Fire Department, was present all three days for firefighter safety concerns. Company officers participated in various case studies and was given advice from each of the instructors. LSFD's Chief Huber assisted the instructors with our current NEFC policies.

 
   
   
School Bus Hits Building
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 
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A Loveland School Bus suffered some brake problems yesterday afternoon. Unable to stop, the bus ended up striking a cold storage unit at the rear of the school. Crews worked to shore the bus so that it could be checked, and eventually removed from the area.

 
   
Snow and ice had to be removed to safely shore the bus.
   Snow and ice had to be removed to safely
      shore the bus.
Tomorrow’s Victory Is Todays Practice
   
Friday, January 31, 2014 
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With the power to lift 74 tons, or roughly 163,100 lbs. the LSFD’s Vetter Air Bag system has the power to move the big stuff. But, when a life hangs in the balance as your moving loads like that, brute force isn’t enough. With eyes on the victim from all sides, the system operator must move whatever has the person trapped with surgical precision. This kind of precision doesn’t happen by accident, it comes from training. Chris Bradford once wrote, “Tomorrow’s victory is todays practice”. The men and women of the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department practice their skills everyday. Today’s crew is training on the air bags, and will practice using the system to lift different kinds of loads. Everything has to remain level, never allowing the hockey puck to move. The crew repeats the task over, and over again, until each member feels like it’s second nature.

 
It's Not Safe To Be On The Ice!
   
Thursday, January 30, 2014 
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Local 12 visited Loveland to discuss how safe it is to venture out on frozen lakes, and rivers. http://www.local12.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/frigid-weather-causes-ice-cover-ohio-river-7781.shtml#.UurtEH-9KSN

 
Heating Safety Tips
   
It's been a cold winter so far here in Loveland & Symmes Township. LSFD wanted to put out some information to keep you safe & warm. Please take a moment & click on the link below. If there is anything you need assistance with & LSFD can help please let us know. Stay safe & keep warm.


 
NFPA Heating Safety Tips
Senior Expo 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 
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Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 10:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Place: Receptions, Loveland Madeira Rd.
 
Info - Demonstrations and informational booths from local vendors and groups specializing in the health and welfare of today’s mature adults. Lunch also served courtesy of the Loveland Symmes Fire Department.
 
Contact: Linda Keeley - 774–3016

 
   
   
A Shift RIT Training at Station 62
   
               A Shift met at station 62 for RIT training. R I T meaning Rapid Intervention Team. A shift was shown the proper radio traffic to use in these emergency situations, also proper techniques of approaching a down fireman, lastly the best ways possible to get that Firefighter that is in danger out of harms way.


 
CHCA Public Education
   
Today the Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy came to station 61 for a station tour. The Students were shown the fire trucks along with the living quarters of the station. Loveland - Symmes thanks and welcomes all guest into our home.


 
Electrical Fire 102 Karl Brown Way
   
Monday, January 6, 2014 
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The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department responded to 102 Karl Brown Way yesterday for smoke in the building in very cold temperatures. Upon arrival Engine 63 quickly reported smoke on the second floor of a large Multi Family Building with businesses along the first floor. Occupants were evacuated and taking to a nearby business to keep them in a warm environment. The detail was quickly upgraded to fill the box alarm, responding was 6001, 6003, District 1, Engine 60, Engine 63, Tower 61, Tower 13, Tower 52, Engine 18, Engine 27, Medic 62 and Medic 76. The hazard was quickly mitigated, as a high power line coming in from the electrical pole was causing arcing and fire in the main electrical panel box. After checking for extension and ventilating the structure units were released.

 
LSFD Honored By Loveland Chamber Of Commerce
LSFD was chosen as "Large Business of the Year" by the Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. We were presented a plaque at the Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce banquet. LSFD was also honored by the Ohio State Senate for the services we provide to the community. We are very humbled to be chosen for these awards. Thank you to all involved.





 
Structure Fire In The City Of Mason
On 12/11/13, T61 was dispatched into the City of Mason-around 04:30 in the morning for fire in a large lightweight wood truss dwelling located on Carriage Drive.

A 2nd alarm was called by IC (Batt 51 Mark Gerano) due to fire conditions and weather - fairly heavy snow at the time of the alarm.

All occupants were out, several pets did not survive.

Initial companies stretched (E58/E51) a 2.5 and hit the main body of fire from the Alpha side. Once the fire was darkened down, companies were ok to enter and they held it with water (2.5" and 1-3/4") TIC's, tools and plenty of manpower. Tower 61 was assigned interior.

Much of the property was saved for the homeowners, crews started salvage quickly-during fire ops. No FF injuries, 1 civilian had minor burns & everyone got out prior to our  fire crews arrival.

Companies on the run included Mason, Deerfield, Loveland-Symmes, South Lebanon, Turtlecreek, Liberty, West Chester, Lebanon, and Sycamore.


Command/Acct: B51
Command Aide: C60-03
Alpha: C60-04
Bravo: B56
Div. 1: C58
Liaison to Family: C51

 
   
   
Loveland Tigers Victory Parade
Yesterday the victory parade held for the Loveland High School Football team took place in downtown Loveland. The parade began at the VFW Hall & traveled up W. Loveland Ave to Rich Rd & ended at LHS. The football team, cheerleaders & coaches rode on LSFD apparatus through out the parade. A ceremony was held after the parade at Tiger Stadium. Congrats again to the LHS Football Team on their 1st State Championship!


 
   
   
LHS Football State Champs
   
Last week LSFD set up our ladders once again to send off the Loveland High School Football team to the State Championships against Cleveland Glenville in Canton. The very snowy game took place at Canton Fawcett Stadium. The final score was 41-23 but the game was pretty much locked up after the first half. Congratulations to the Loveland Tigers on their 1st State Championship!


 
2 Car MVA With Entrapment
Friday, December 13, 2013 15:28
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District 1, Rescue 61, Engine 60, Medic 61 and Medic 62 were dispatched for a 2-car Auto Accident with confirmed entrapment, one patient currently stuck in their vehicle and unconscious.  Chiefs 60-01, 60-04, and 60-05 all responded with the dispatched companies, and Chief 60-01 arrived on scene with Montgomery Engine 73 and Medic 73.  Chief Huber (60-01) established Montgomery Rd Command with heavy damage to both vehicles, one vehicle off the roadway and the other still in the roadway.  Rescue 61 and Engine 73 brought their extrication tools to the vehicle with the entrapped patient and began working on safely removing the unconscious patient with Medic 61's Paramedics performing EMS care.  Medic 62 was providing care to the driver of the second vehicle and transported that patient with minor injuries.  The entrapped patient was safely removed from the vehicle within minutes thanks to the effort of the hard working crews, and the patient was transported to the hospital with critical injuries.


 
   
   
Operation Santa
Santa Claus was out tonight with LSFD visiting with families in Symmes Twp. Santa & LSFD were out collecting toys for charity. The benefactor for tonight’s event will be Toys For Tots, so these gifts will benefit local families. It was a bit rainy but Santa had a great time with the good boys & girls this evening. Thank you to everyone for their generous donations.

 
   
   
Structure Fire In Mason
   
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 
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On November 27th Tower 61 was called into the City of Mason for a Structure fire on Calumet Circle. Mason crews were first on the scene taking an offensive stratagey and going interior on the fire with an 1 & 3/4" hand line from the engine. Fire was quickly knocked down, everybody stayed safe.  Job well done by all.


 
Withers Lane Structure Fire

Structure Fire 11-19-13 0150 hours from Loveland-Symmes Fire on Vimeo.

   Withers Lane Fire
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 01:49
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Fire crews were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 9168 Withers Lane last week.  The 911 call was placed by a neighbor who was looking out her window for what sounded like an alarm going off and reported that their neighbor's house was engulfed in flames.  Engine 60 and District 1 were first on the scene, District Chief Jon Frye established command and confirmed a working structure fire.  The two story home was fully involved upon arrival and the occupants of the home were confirmed to be out of town at the time.  Due to the spread of the fire, crews made a decision to initiate a defensive fire attack immediately.  Engine 60, District 1, Quint 62, Tower 61, Montgomery Quint 73, Mason Tower 52, Madeira-Indian Hill Engine 64, and Blue Ash Medic 13 all responded to the scene with District Chief Jon Frye in command.  A strong initial attack was made with large diameter hose and handlines on the fire by Engine 60 on the Alpha side and Quint 62 on the Charlie side.  Tower 61 and Quint 73 arrived on scene shortly after the initial attack and set up their master streams to attack the fire from above.  The fire was eventually knocked down and extinguished by the hard-working crews on scene and the home was monitored for spot-fires and rekindling material.  All crews did an incredible job from top to bottom and everyone went home safely.  A special thanks to all Mutual-Aid companies and a job well done!


 
Birthday Party
LSFD had another special guest this past weekend. The birthday boy along with his friends & family were at St. 62 for the festivities. The group received a tour of the station & were able to look through T61. The kids then enjoyed some pizza, cake & ice cream. Our special guest then took a ride on E60. Thank you to everyone who stopped by, we enjoy sharing our day with the community.

 
   
   
Single Vehicle Rollover on W I-275
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 06:58
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The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department was dispatched early this morning for a single vehicle rollover accident with the driver of the vehicle possibly still trapped inside.  Passers-by called in the accident and were unsure whether the driver had exited the vehicle or not.  The driver was entering the highway in the westbound direction and lost control when the vehicle began to fish-tail out of control.  The vehicle rolled onto its top and then collided with a light pole off the roadway, and caused the light pole to fall on top of the vehicle.  District 1, Engine 60, Rescue 61, Medic 62 and Medic 63 were dispatched to the scene around 06:58, District 1 was the first unit on the scene and established command with a confirmed entrapment.  Engine 60 arrived on scene shortly after District 1 and began to stabilize the vehicle and extricate the patient.  Medic 62, Medic 63 and Rescue 61 arrived on scene to assist Engine 60 with extrication of the patient, and formulated a plan to remove the patient safely and efficiently.  The vehicle was stabilized using the Kodiak Rescue Jacks from Rescue 61 and the patient was found to be conscious and alert with only minor injuries at the time of extrication.  The patient was freed of his seat belt, extricated safely, and transported to the hospital with minor injuries.  Rescue 61's crew set up and operated the crane to safely remove the light pole from the vehicle.  The crews on scene did a wonderful job of stabilizing the vehicle and extricating the patient in a safe and effective manner, a job well done by all!


 
   
   
B-Shift Training
   
B-Shift trained on the stokes basket this past shift with the Tower. Crews discussed different scenarios where the stokes basket would be needed & some hurdles they may encounter. Crews also practiced proper securing techniques as well.


 
St. Columban Reading Program
   
Loveland-Symmes Fire Department hosted its annual Blazing the Trail to Literacy reading competition again this year at St. Columban Elementary School. Grades 1 through 3 compete in a reading competition between the classes in their particular grade. The winning kids in each grade will receive a pizza party for their class & they will receive a ride in a fire engine to school. Loveland-Symmes Fire Department always enjoys taking part in the reading program. Congrats on this years winners!

 
Vehicle Fire at Sycamore Presbyterian Church
Thursday, November 7, 2013 07:59
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District 1, Engine 60, City of Mason Tower 52 and Engine 62 were dispatched Thursday morning to a reported vehicle on fire in the parking lot of Sycamore Presbyterian Church.  District 1 was first to arrive on scene, established Mason Road Command, and reported a working vehicle fire currently contained to the engine compartment with multiple vehicles exposed on both sides.  The City of Mason's Tower 52 was the first company on scene and advanced a bumper hand-line to the vehicle and began to extinguish the fire.  Engine 62 was the next company on scene and assisted Tower 52 in gaining access to the engine compartment of the vehicle.  A triangular cut was made in the hood of the vehicle to gain access to the engine compartment and the fire was extinguished in a matter of minutes.  A quick response and an efficient attack on the fire made for a successful operation and prevented this incident from being much worse than it could have been.  Great job by all involved and thanks to Tower 52!


 
Engine 62 and Tower 52 advancing the hand-line to the fire
   Engine 62 and Tower 52 advancing the
      hand-line to the fire
Firefighter Hawk cutting the hood to access the engine compartment
   Firefighter Hawk cutting the hood to
      access the engine compartment
Firefighters Complete Aerial Tower Operator Training
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 
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You may have seen our Loveland-Symmes Ladder Trucks out and about over the past few days as our own Lieutenant Adkins organized and taught an Aerial Tower Operator's (ATO) course to four of our Loveland-Symmes firefighters.  An ATO is an important member of the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department who is trained to operate our Tower 61 with a 100' Aerial ladder and bucket, and also Quint 62  with a 75' "straight-stick" ladder.  Firefighters Nick Stiens, Joe Christie, John Myers, and William Grove were instructed by Lieutenant Adkins on various types of advanced aerial operations and tactical apparatus use and placement.  The firefighters were drilled in different fireground scenarios and were forced to demonstrate competency in all aspects of aerial tower operations.  These men worked very hard to further their training and better serve their community by completing the ATO course .  Great job men!


 
Firefighter Nick Stiens uses Quint 62 to ladder a roof
   Firefighter Nick Stiens uses Quint 62 to
      ladder a roof
Firefighter William Grove operates Tower 61 with a handline and the master-stream flowing water
   Firefighter William Grove operates Tower
      61 with a handline and the master-stream
      flowing water
T61 Out In The Community
   
T61 was out pre-planning their district this past shift & was approached by a young lady & her kids wondering if they could look through T61. The crew was happy to take some time to show their truck to the family. If you ever see us out & want to see the truck or even stop by the station please do so. We enjoy spending time with the community in which we serve.

 
Training In Deerfield Twp
LSFD along with Mason & Deerfield Township Fire Departments gathered last week for training in Deerfield Twp. Crews trained on extended hose lays & apparatus familiarization. Evolutions were performed in a hotel & consisted of taking flying standpipes up stairwells & through common areas to flow water at hard to reach areas. Ladders were also deployed for rescue operations. It’s imperative that we continue to train to keep our skills sharpened in the event of an emergency in commercial structures.

 
   
   
LSFD At Loveland Primary School
Last week Lt. Steve Money taught fire safety at Loveland Primary School with a smoke house borrowed from Blue Ash Fire Department. Students were brought into the smoke house & discussed fire safety tips such as home evacuation plans, stop drop & roll & how to properly crawl out of a smoked filled house. Some of the students were even able to try on some turn out gear. To conclude the class the kids were able to look through E63. Thanks to al of the students that came through the class, they were very enthusiastic & ready to learn & a special thank you to Blue Ash Fire Department for allowing LSFD to borrow their smoke house.

 
   
   
Smoke Detector Blitz
   
The members of the Loveland-Symmes Fire Depatment will be hitting the streets to remind the citizens of the community to change the batteries in their smoke detectors.  If a resident does not have a smoke detector or batteries for their detectors, they will be provided by the members of LSFD. Just another example of the lengths the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department will go to keep the members of its community safe. 


 
A Shift Tower 61 Training
   
A shift met at station 62 on Monday October 21st to train on Tower 61. The crews rotated going through bucket operations, and familiarization with all important aspects of the bucket in order to ensure proper operation and efficiency.


 
Know Ohio's Open Burn Laws
Sunday, October 20, 2013 
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The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department would like to remind our community that it is against the law to have an open burn on your property.  We would like for you to read the attached pamphlet by the State of Ohio on their regulations.  The City of Loveland and Symmes Township only allows small "Warming Fires" in approved fire pits.  These can be purchased from a retail store or built at home but must be attended at all times and at least 25 feet from any structure and or combustible material.


 
Ohio Burn
MVA at Lebanon Rd & Loveland Madeira Rd
Chief 6001, D1, M62 & E63 were dispatched for an MVA at the intersection of Loveland Madeira Rd & Lebanon Rd. Upon arrival of D1 & M62 no vehicle was initially found only tire marks in the grass heading into the woods on the Lebanon Rd side of the intersection. The vehicle had driven through the tree line & into a 20 foot drop into the creek. The driver self extricated himself from the vehicle & walked away from the accident.  The driver refused treatment & all units went available.

 
   
   
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