FIREFIGHTERS

DELPHOS

We Honor Our

KALIDA

SPENCERVILLE

8 – The Herald – Fire Prevention Section

FORT JENNINGS

American Twp. Fire Department
OTTOVILLE

Monday, October 12, 2009

MIDDLE POINT

Members of the American Township Fire Department are, front L to R: Mark Smith, Luke Hartman, Andy Clay, Rich Wilson, Sam Mumma, Steve Harvey, Mike Peters, Kevin Nolan. Back Row: Janet Hutchinson, Ron Hole, Lt. Lee Rosengarten, Capt. Matt Dillon, Andrew Follas, Joshua Johnson, Robert Rowland, Capt. Brian Helmig, Capt. Joel Will, Jason M. Bowers, Joe Hartman, Jason Belton, Chief Tom Hadding. ABSENT: Deputy Chief Keith Brickner, John Schimmoeller, Nick Wentz, Randy Schaefer, Joe Bullinger, Jeff Hickman, Tracy Hunt, Aaron Cummingham, Mike Picklesimer, Robert Rhodes, Bill Johnson, Brian Bailey, Kevin Peth, Jeff Reichelderfer, Dave Zimmerly, Garrett Kohlrieser, Bill Haidle, Dale Schulte, Brian Musser, Jennifer Hickman, Anita Steckschulte.
Pain Relief Footwear

AMERICAN TOWNSHIP

Z-Coil Lima

T & D INTERIORS, INC
Residential Commercial 3626 Allentown Road, Lima, Ohio 45807 KEVIN RICKER
Carpet - Vinyl - Ceramic - Floor Tile - Acoustical Celings Kevin@tdinteriorsinc.com Ph: (419) 331-4372 Cell (419) 303-1202 Fax (419) 331-8243

3447 Elida Road Lima, Ohio 45807 Manager: Terri Hiser Asst. Managers: Bobbie Poe Andy Lisk Shift Leader: Keith Kimmet Fax: (419) 225-9715 www.gfsmarketplace.com www.gfs.com

Hours: M 10-8 T-F 10-6 SAT 10-3

LIMA PIPE ORGAN COMPANY
New Organs – Restorations – Rebuilding – Additions

Holycross Bros.
Service Contract

4129 Elida Road Lima, Ohio 45807 (Across from Tracy’s) 419-223-3200 gonialima@yahoo.com www.zcoil.com

Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm Sun 12pm-5pm Ph: (419) 225-8983

Lima Marketplace

RUBY TUESDAY
SIMPLE FRESH AMERICAN DINING
Ian E. Murray
General Manager

We Cater and Deliver!

2010

(419)

Larry Holycross Tom Holycross Jim Holycross Tom Densel P.O. BOX 3023 331-5461 ELIDA, OHIO 45807

Johnny Addington 2404 Elida Rd., Lima, Ohio 45805 Assistant Manager W: 419-331-7829/ F: 419-331-7835 www.rubytuesday.com C: 419-509-4230
105 S. Greenlawn

50th Anniversary Sale!

ELIDA

For All Your Audio and Video Needs
Home Audio Home Theatre Commercial Audio

(419) 331-8015 LIMA
(419) 224-2265
2600 Allentown Rd. 2285 North Cole St.

Elida Dog Grooming
6024 Billymack Road, Elida, Ohio 45807

(419) 339-4191

DELPHOS

THE

1196 Westwood Dr. Suite B Van Wert, Ohio 419-238-4345

909 E. Wayne Celina, Ohio 419-586-0999

Thomas M. Art

General Managers

Elida Auto Service
612 East Kiracofe Avenue Elida, Ohio 45807 (419) 331-2301 24 Hour Towing Service Stop and see us for all your automotive repairs

HERALD
Clay E. Carnes

2904 Elida Road Lima, Ohio 419-331-0050

Apply Online: www.first-fed.com

(419)229-2265

Bath & Grooming Dog Supplies • Boarding
Kari Wilson, Jenny Blaine, Joyce Jackson, Shannon DeWaard

Small-Medium Breeds

Bank with the people you know and trust

ASAP
Jeff Thiery

October 2010

(419)222-6003 Mon-Fri. 7:00-6:00 * SAT. 8:00-1:00
Clock Tower Plaza 927 N. Cable Rd. Lima, Ohio 45805

SELF STORAGE
2466 N. Cable Rd. Lima, OH 45807 419-225-9333

Areas only environmentally safe dry cleaning

Come hungry.

Leave happy.

Hours: 6am-10pm Sun-Thur

ihoplima@yahoo.com

3289 Elida Road Lima, Ohio 45805 419-228-0607

Your Ace Hardware Store
3720 Elida Road Ph. 419-331-3633 Auto, Home & Farm Supplies

Masterson Store

Providing cabinetry solutions for medical buildings, hotel industry & education.
514 N. Union St., Lima, OH

419-224-5001

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Vorst Paving
SHOP: (419) 453-3166, 1-800-757-3867 FAX (419) 453-2166

14373 Rd. 23-M Cloverdale, Ohio 45827 Call Mark or Dan

THESE BUSINESSES WANT TO EXPRESS THEIR APPRECIATION FOR YOUR FINE WORK AND DEDICATION TO THE COMMUNITY!

BROWN INSURANCE AGENCY
2 LOCATIONS 20 W. Second St., Ft. Jennings 419-286-2660 749 N. Perry St., Ottawa 419-523-5527

Greg Brown

Nationwide®
PHONE: 419-453-3424 Fax: 419-45-3425 E-mail: rjaltins@bright.net RANDY ALTENBURGER 123 East Main Street, P.O. Box 266 Ottoville, Ohio 45876
Insurance & Financial Services

Fort Jennings Telephone Co.
Ph. 419-286-2181
Dave, Mike, Randy, Tammy & Craig, Gary

Monday, October 18, 2010 The Herald – Fire Prevention Section – 3

Large Format Graphics
Custom Artwork, Logo Design, Signs, Banners, Magnets, Static Clings & More!

Ottoville Bank Co.
190 3rd St., Ottoville, Ohio 419-453-7827
Jim Rhodes, Manager
161 W. Third St.,Ottoville, OH 45876 Phone: 419-453-3313 FAX: 419-453-3003 Lending Office: 940 E. Fifth St. • Delphos, OH www.ottovillebank.com

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and affiliated companies Home Office: One Nationwide Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215-2220 Nationwide® is a registered federal service mark of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK.

OTTOVILLE
THANKS FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND LOYALTY TO ALL OF US!

A SALUTE TO THE FIREFIGHTERS FROM

FT. FOR YOUR DEDICATION & JENNINGS THANKS
LOYALTY TO ALL OF US!

A SALUTE TO THE FIREFIGHTERS FROM

First row (kneeling) from left: Jim Rhodes, Dennis Miller, Scott Markward, Dennis Bendele, Dan Honingford, W.D. Miller, Jeff Maag, Ed Hoehn. Row two: Kenny Wannemacher, Bob Klima, Trent Lauf, Mike Plescher, Joe Modica, Dan Williams, Ryan Wannemacher, Noah Helms, A.J. Miller, Jed Gerdeman, Steve Wolf. Row three: Dave Kimmet, Ted Herman, Kevin Kemper, Gary Wurst, John Schlaghbaum, Scott Hoersten, Don Hoersten, Tim Kimmet, Jerry Markward, Ryan Wiechart, Chad Landin. Absent: Ralph Koester.

Love Funeral Homes Heitmeyer Funeral Homes
Ottawa 419-523-6586 419-523-5657 Leipsic 419-943-2040 419-943-2157
Continental 419-596-3803 419-594-3660 Jackson Township 419-286-6586

GM - Ford - Chrysler Foreign Cars Free Estimates

CERTIFIED

Insurance & Extended Warranty Available.

Front row, left to right: Craig Neidert, Dennis Menke, Keith Schimmoeller, Asst. Chief Jason Wieging, Chief Jim Gerdeman, Dave WIll, Mike Gasser, Ray Schmersal, Matt Lucke, Mark Neidert. Back row: Tim Fitzpatrick Bob Wiechart, Neil Lucke, Rick Knippen, Mike Gerdeman, Jeff Dickman, Allen Wittler, Doug Meyer, Nathan Meyer, Josh Uphaus, David Amstutz. Not pictured: Josh Warnecke, Andy Knippen, Kyle Kazee, Matt Wiechart, Mike Metzger, Luck Pothast, Jason Wagner, Karl Kennedy, Don Good, Denny Osting, Tony Korte.

Geise Transmission, Inc.
15282 Rd. 25 N. Ottoville, OH 45827 Denny Geise Owner

419-453-3620 Mobile - 419-236-2765

The OTTOVILLE MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY OTEC COMMUNICATION COMPANY
PO Box 427, 245 W. Third St., Ottoville, Ohio 45876
For All Your Communication Needs

Thanks for protecting our community!

Niedecken Insurance Agency
Jim Niedecken - Lisa Horstman - Kim Hilvers

419-453-3324

Local, Long Distance, Internet, Cable T.V. & DIRECTV THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR DEDICATION
Thank you for keeping us safe!

Ph. 419-453-3448 1-888-321-7269

Ottoville

D&R AG REPAIR
Support your local fire department by participating in their local fund-raisers.
292 East Main St. P.O. Box 475 Ottoville, OH 45876-0475

•Air Conditioning Service •Radiator Sales & Service •Hydraulic Hoses & Fittings •Batteries, Parts & Filters

Love Funeral Homes Heitmeyer Funeral Homes
Ottawa 419-523-6586 419-523-5657 Leipsic 419-943-2040 419-943-2157
Continental 419-596-3803 419-594-3660 Jackson Township 419-286-6586

Ted Verhoff Builders and CaBineTry inC.
419-286-2480

215 N. Water St. Ft. Jennings, OH 45844 (419) 286-FORT

10%OFF ORDER.
Dine in only. Does not include beverages.

200 Progressive Drive P.O. Box 549, Ottoville, Ohio 45876 419-453-1111 Fax: 419-453-2323

Progressive stamPing inc.

Fort Jennings State Bank
120 E. Main St., Ottoville Ph. 419-453-2527
Solid State Banking Since 1918 Member FDIC - A Full Service Bank!

FT. JENNINGS STATE BANK
120 N. Water St., Ft. Jennings Ph. 419-286-2527
Solid State Banking Since 1918 Member FDIC - A Full Service Bank The Bank of Choice

Reopen! Relearning! Relax!

- Quality Construction Since 1963 Residential & Commercial Concrete Construction Decorative Stamped Concrete Ph. 419-286-2883 Ft. Jennings, Ohio

Von Sossan Contracting

The Bank of Choice

365 N. Water St., Ft. Jennings, Ohio 45844 800-899-3447 or 419-286-3345 “Your local internet service provider”

Miller Precision Industries, Inc.
131 Progressive Dr. P.O. Box 489 Ottoville, Ohio 45876
CNC Precision Machining •Small & Large Production Runs •Fixtures •Special Machinery & Tooling •Secondary Machine Operations

Express Mart ACorner 3rdD Tire & & Canal St., Ottoville
Ph. 419-453-3339
We appreciate your hard work and dedication!

Phone 419-453-3251

FAX 419-453-3030

Thank you for protecting our families!

Parts Store

460 W. Fourth St., Ft. Jennings, Ohio 45844 Locally Owned & Operated for over 40 years
JEFF SWINT Ft. Jennings Propane 419-286-2775 TRAVIS KNITTLE Van Wert Propane 419-238-2681

FT. JENNINGS PROPANE

•Home Delivery •Commercial •Agricultural •Motor Fuel •Recreational

Town & Country Flowers
5 Locations to serve you ... Our newest location: 201 Fourth St., Ottoville 419-453-6506
ALSO ... Lima • Ottawa • Bluffton • Ottoville

Area Wide Delivery

Dew Drop Inn
Family Restaurant & Catering

19572 Rd. S, Ft. Jennings Denis Neidert Ph. 419-286-2994 Fax 419-286-3994

C & M Auto Sales and Body Shop

We salute the Fort Jennings Fire Department!

•Flowers For All Occasions •Funeral Afghan Throws •Wedding Invitations •Tuxedo Rental
Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. 9:00-5:00, Thurs. & Sat. 9:00-12:00 Evenings & Sat. afternoon by appointment

Flower Fort
Jeff Will, Owner

280 N. Water St., Ft. Jennings, OH 45844 Phone: 419-286-2844

Downtown Ottoville

419-453-3512

WE’RE PROUD JENNINGS-GOMER OF ALL OF YOU! EQUITY NEIDERTS BODY SHOP Columbus Grove • Gomer

Ft. Jennings

419-286-2444 • 419-642-3191 • 419-659-2676

21405 Rd. 20P, Ft. Jennings Phone 286-2611 OWNER: ART NEIDERT

for Van and Truck Accessories

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Herald – Fire Prevention Section – 5

Beckmann’s
FURNITURE - FLOOR COVERINGS - DRAPERIES
We sell CELL PHONES, AMPLIFIERS 14468 Landeck Rd.

151 W. Second St. Delphos Ph. 419-692-8756 Open Mon.-Fri. 9:00-5:30; Sat. 9-1

Schulte WE SELL VERTEX AND KENWOOD! Communications
Duane Schulte Jim Schulte
Ph. 419-695-1846

DELPHOS FIRE & RESCUE
419-692-BOWL
2695

939 E. Fifth, Delphos

710 Elida Avenue Ph. 419-695-2931 DIGITAL PRINTING - Black & White and Color

Sale Hours: M & W 8:30 am-8 pm; T-Th-F. 8:30 am-5:30 pm; Sat. 8:30 am-1 pm

CHEVROLET • BUICK • PONTIAC

1725 E. Fifth Street, Delphos, Ohio • (419) 692-3015 or Toll Free 1-888-692-3015

www.delphachevy.com

205 W. Second St., Delphos, OH 45833

Reliable Plumbing & Heating Inc.
www.reliablepandh.com

419-695-2921

Ohio Lic. 24196

State Farm Insurance Companies

Dodie Seller
Agent
251 North Canal Street, Delphos, OH 45833 (419) 692-1626

Lehmann’s Furniture
Delphos Fire and Rescue Personnel
Front Row, left to right: Dave Christen, Dana Steinbrenner, Dennis Hageman, Captain Don Ditto, Chief Dave McNeal, Captain Lee Ulm, Mike Johnson, Steve Martz, Mike Metzner. Back row, App. Eng. Kerby Miller, Brent Brinkman, Chad Martin, Scott German, Tim Klaus, Chuck Shumaker, Bob Jettinghoff, Mark Wurst, Terry Trentman, Dave Wright, Mike Mesker, Travis Miller, Plt. Chief Kevin Streets. Not in picture: Larry Beining, Plt. Chief Dale Carder, Rick Pohlman, Plt. Chief Don Moreo, Denny Osting, Paul Carder, Joe Shumaker, App. Eng. Roy Hoehn, Joe Bullinger, Joel Will, Jamey Wisher, App. Eng. Cory Meyer, Mike Wilson.
(Across from the Post Office)

Furniture • Carpeting • Chiropractic Mattress
130 N. Main, Delphos

902 Elida Avenue Dealer 419-692-4691 Monday - Friday 9:30-5:00 Saturday 9:30-2:00

Delphos Radio Shack
Cliff’s Machine Shop

Phone: 419-692-0861

Open Daily M-F 9-5:30, Sat. 9-4, Sun. 12-4 www.lehmannsfurniture.com

GROTHOUSE
901 S. Main Street, Delphos, Ohio Office: (419) 695-3081 Fax: (419) 692-6400

602 E. 6th St.

Ph. 419-692-6021

RUSTIC CAFE 107 E. SECOND ST., DELPHOS, OH 419-692-7976
Where it is always a please to serve our firemen and rescue squad!
10790 Elida Rd., Delphos, OH 45833 419-692-2236 Jim & Karen Dickman

DICKMAN INSURANCE AGENCY

MARY’S A&W ROOT BEER
924 E. Fifth St. Delphos 419-695-1632

The Sarah Jane Living Center
A division of Vancrest Health Care Centers and Van Wert County Hospital 328 West Second Street Delphos, Ohio Ph. 419-692-6618 www.vancrest.com

Harter & Schier Memorial Chapel
209 W. Third St. Locally Owned & Operated 419-692-8055
News 419-695-0015 Ext. 132 Fax 419-692-7704

DELPHOS
The

Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869

405 N. Main Street Delphos, OH 45833-1598 visit our website at: www.delphosherald.com

HERALD

email: advertising - dnutter@delphosherald.com

editorial - nbriggs@delphosherald.com

Advertising 419-695-0015 Ext. 130 Fax 419-692-7116

The Historian is wondering how many persons, now residents of “The city of Delphos, Allen and Van Wert Counties,” as it officially is designated can remember the days when the old frame “Fire Engine House” was located where the municipal building now stands: How many will remember the rubber buckets first used in fighting fires? Or who can call to memory the advent of the hand pumper, responsible for many a blister in the palms of the hands of valiant and sturdy citizens of Delphos in earlier days? Or who can remember the transition from hand drawn to horse drawn equipment? In these days of motorize firefighting apparatus, made necessary by the onward trends of the times perhaps only the older present and former residents of Delphos will recall events of the days when your hustling and enterprising city forged its way upward and onward as a desirable place of residence, a business community of no small fame and so well governed by its chosen officials that no examiner for the State Bureau of Inspection and Supervision of Public Offices has ever found occasion to seriously criticize. It was not until after May 3, 1872, the day of “Black Friday” as it was later called, when a disastrous fire swept over Delphos, that determined steps were taken in the direction of providing adequate firefighting apparatus. Public demand for better fire protection resulted in official action by the town council. The citizens of Delphos determined that never again would they be in a position of helplessness should the fire fiend attack. The history of the Delphos Fire Department, the comparatively limited number of fires, and unusually small losses since that time attests to the wisdom of the people, and the efficiency of the firefight-

History of the Delphos Fire Department
ers. Delphos has been an organized municipality since March 3, 1851. Previously, the territory comprised four settlements, Section Ten and East Bredeick on the Allen County side of the town and Howard and West Bredeick on the Van Wert County side. At that time the only firefighting equipment consisted of buckets, water taken from the canal, the creeks or from wells, depending on where the fire was located. The buckets were passed along lines of citizens, serving as volunteers. The city fathers, recognizing that a bucket brigade afforded small protection against a serious fire in a growing community, took steps on April 25, 1857, to remedy the situation. Authority was voted to purchase six fire ladders at a cost of $72. Practically nothing more was added until after “Black Friday.” Forty-five structures were consumed by that fire at an estimated cost of $150,000 in damages. The conflagration prevailed for the most part in the business district between Second and Third streets, and Miami-Erie canal and Washington Street. Again the public demand for better fire protection resulted in action by the town council, who in 1872 caused to be erected a fire engine house 20 by 40 feet at a cost of $250. A hand pumper was also purchased from the city of Xenia, with 500 feet of hose. That same year the Washington Fire Engine and Hose Company was formed by John Walsh, Sr. This was the first organized firefighting unit for the municipality. Feb. 14, 1873, a hose reel was purchased, and the construction of seven fire cisterns of 250 barrel capacity each, located in different parts of the village, was authorized. The first steam fire engine, a Silsby, was brought to Delphos in 1874. A second steamer was purchased in 1880, an Ahrens. That same year, an up-to-date hook and ladder truck and equipment was purchased, and an organization known as the J.W. Feely Hook and Ladder Company, was operated independent of the Washington Fire Engine and Hose Company. In 1883, a new steamer was procured, the older steam pumper being turned in as part payment. After the City Hall now the Safety Building on E. Second Street was erected, in 1888, the two firefighting units then operating were united and became known as the Delphos Volunteer Fire Department. However, each group continued to elect its own officers until in 1898 both organizations were disbanded, but reorganized the same year, adopting a constitution and by-laws which place both under the command of the same chief and his assistants, functioning as a single unit. The firefighters were paid 50 cents for each alarm answered. During the years when horse-drawn firefighting apparatus was in use, prompt response to alarms sounded by the old faithful bell in the tower over City Hall was the order. Fire losses were reduced accordingly. William Lehmkuhle, John A. Burkett, and M.H. Westrich followed in the order named in those days as chiefs of the department. B.H. Shabbing, Frank Foster, Adam Weger and A.M. Fettig were among those who served as hostlers and drivers in that period, caring for the four big dappler gray horses. Before the horses were secured for the task of whisking the apparatus to fires, members of the hook and ladder truck volunteers attained considerable prominence in tournaments staged during the annual conventions, making runs with the truck. The Delphos Department was motorized in 1916 by the purchase of a combination hose and chemical truck from

HVAC/Refrig/Hydronics Lic#25576 Plumbing Lic #14379

PLUMBING & HEATING, INC.

the Service Truck Company of Wabash, 833 North Main Street Ind. This served well until 1919 when a Phone 419-692-6936 Fax 419-695-8816 Gramm truck chassis was secured from Mon.-Fri. 7:30-5:30, Sat. 8-3, Sun. 12-3 the Gramm Truck Company, a local enterprise. It was equipped with a 500 gallon Where You Come Boyer pumper and chemical tanks. Later, In A Customer And the chemical tanks were removed and the Leave A Friend. truck converted into a triple combination, FORD-LINCOLN-MERCURY Elida Rd., Delphos equipped to carry 400 gallons of water in 112601-800-589-7876 Sales: Service: Parts & Body Shop: Mon. & Wed. 8 am-8 pm; Mon. 7:30 am-8 pm; Tues., Wed., 419-692-0055 Mon. 7:30 am-8 pm; Tues., Wed., its “booster tank.” This firefighter is the Tues., 8 am-5:30 Thurs., Fri. 7:30 am-5:30 pm; Thurs., Fri. 7:30 am-5:30 pm; www.raabeford.com Thurs., Fri.am-1 pm pm; Sat. 8:30 Sat. CLOSED Sat, 8:30 am - noon engine which the Jaycees enshrined in a museum at Canal Parking Lot on West Second Street. In May, 1930, the department was still further modernized with the installa202 West Third Street tion of a 1,000 gallon triple-combination Seagrave pumper, fully equipped. Four 419-692-7085 full-time firemen, two on each shift, and one substitute made up the regular force. SPECIAL THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO FOR US! Two part-time men were added for night service and fifteen volunteers were on call at all times. The current available number of volVancrest Health Care and Rehabilitation Center and Vancrest Assisted Living unteers firefighters is at 30 which was 1425 East Fifth Street Delphos, OH 419-695-2871 increased in 2005 from 28. The full time staff consists of 7 personnel. DELPHOS The current fire department apparatus 230 E. Second St. consists of the following: 1997 E-One (419) 695-1055 Cyclone II Custom 1,500 GPM Pumper w/preplumbed Class A & Class B Foam Apply Online: www.first-fed.com Systems, 1983 1,000 GPM Ford/Boyer Bank with the people you know and trust Pumper, International 2002 truck with 2,000 gal. tank, 2008 American LaFrance, 1250 GPM pump with 2500 gal. wate tank, 2002 E-One Typhoon 18’ Non-Walkin Heavy Rescue, 2002 Chevrolet H.D. 3/4 1150 Elida Rd. • Delphos Ton 4 DR Pickup Primary use 1st Out EMS response and tow the 2000 Pace 419-695-1BBQ (1227) American Water Rescue Trailer, Chief’s Neighbor insuring neighbor since 1863 vehicle - GMC 1997 Yukon, Medic 1 2007 112 E. Third, P.O. Box 37 Braun Ambulance Ambulance, Medic 2 Delphos, OH 45833 1999 Braun Ambulance, Medic 3, 2003 419-692-3413 Our Local Agents: AEV Trauma Hawk Ambulance and a William Massa - 419-692-0951 2005 Ford Wildfire Grass Truck. Lucy Pohlman 419-339-9196

Tri-County Do-It Center

RAABE

Delphos Auto Supply

VANCREST

The Point Marathon
Jim R. Rhodes 419-238-2341

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Monday, October 18, 2010

428 E. Fourth St. Spencerville

Thank you for all that you do!

ERHART-STECHSCHULTE INSURANCE
203 BROAD ST. • P.O. BOX 327 KALIDA, OHIO 45853
CRAIG A. SCHMENK Agent
OTTAWA, OH 45875

ESI

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A special salute to the

THANKS FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND LOYALTY TO ALL OF US!

KALIDA
206 S. Broad St., Box 395, Kalida, OH 45853 Phone: 419-532-3029

RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

ERIN M. HOFFMAN Agent

EVERETT SCHMENK INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. Phone: (419) 532-3343 1-888-643-9470

MPH Insurance Agency, Inc.
121 N. Broadway Spencerville, OH 45887 Office Phone (419) 647-4051 • Fax (419) 647-6724
Steve Paulus Troy Perry Steve Smith Rick Homan

In Business Since 1925

POHLMAN LAW OFFICE & INCOME TAX SERVICE
105 N. Broadway, Spencerville

Phone: 419-647-6671
Fax: 419-647-8028

Volunteer Fire Department Members
Meeting Second Monday at 7:30 p.m.

A SALUTE TO THE FIREFIGHTERS FROM

SPENCERVILLE

Kalida Fire Department, front row from left: Denny Kerner, Denny McCollum, Capt. Pat Trentman, Asst. Chief Tom Rampe, Chief John Schimmoeller, Captain Patrick Eickholt, Captain Joel Rampe, Dick Schulte. Row two: Carl Fortman, Shane Travis, Kyle Anspach, Keith Kerner, Brian Goubeaux, Bob Unverferth. Third row: Glen Fortman, Ron Knueve, Mark Wannemacher, Paul Nienberg, Eric Unverferth, Doug Wannemacher, Ryan Kerner, Graeme Bockrath, Mike Webken. Absent: Asst. Chief Dale Schulte, Brian Anspach, Phil Karhoff, Chris Phillips, Dan Honigfort, Tim Schnipke, Eric Recker, Capt. Brian Berheide, Dave Nienberg, Joe Selhorst, Dale Schulte.

o If you smell smoke in your room, feel if the door is hot. If it is hot, do not open it. Use an alternate exit. o Get out fast as possible. Stay low. Do not breathe smoke. Protect breathing passages and lungs. o If unable to escape, block off smoke with moist towels, clothing or fabric placed around doors. o Cover your mouth and nose with moist cloth. o Crawl to a window and open it, if possible from both the top and the bottom. o If there is a phone in the room, call for help. Yell out the window and wave a sheet or curtain for attention.

In case of fire in the home

Front row, left to right: Vanessa Barnes, President Pete Seiling, Doug Lowry - Trustee, Captain, Fire Safety Inspector, Asst. Chief Jim Hirn Sr., Chief Paul E. Lee, Brian Pavel - Trustee. Row 2: Brent Cook, Cadet Zach Salyer, Vice President Dave Holtzhauer, Derek Miller - Chaplin, Cadet Jacob Lawry. Absent; Bruce Clayton, Bob Eutsler, Dave Evans, Mark Evans, Kevin Gilroy, Danny Goetz, Dave Golden, Ted Hirn, Jeff Holtzhauer, Troy Jackson, Greg Leidy, Anthony McMichael, Mike Mertz, Mat Miller, Jeremy Shellenbarger, Don Whitmore, Jake Williams, Courtney Wilson, Rich Wilson, Max Wood, Bob Work, Max Moeller, Heather Decker.

Thank You for Your Dedication and Hard Work!
A fire at home can occur in just about any room of the house and even outdoors. While one can’t account for natural disasters or other unforseen problems, there are many steps homeowners can take to prevent fires.

Love Funeral Homes Heitmeyer Funeral Homes
Ottawa 419-523-6586 419-523-5657 Leipsic 419-943-2040 419-943-2157
Continental 419-596-3803 419-594-3660 Jackson Township 419-286-6586

STOP HOME FIRES BEFORE THEY START

AUTO & R.V. INC.
207 E. WATER ST. • KALIDA, OHIO 45853 email: fortmanrv@fortmanrv.com www.fortmanrv.com MARK FORTMAN Ph. (419) 532-3184 CARL FORTMAN Fax (419) 532-2184

Miller’s Pharmacy & Gifts, LLC
Kalida, Ohio 419-532-3489

Your Headquarters for Health Care, Gifts & Home Decor

• Check the cords on all appliances and electronics. Replace any frayed or damaged cords or wires. • Do not overload outlets or rely heavily on multi-plug power strips. • Keep cords out of the reach of children and pets. • When cooking in the kitchen, always be present while food is on the stove or in the oven. Flare-ups can occur at a moment’s notice. • Don’t store items over the stove. They can fall and ignite. • Turn pot handles so that children can’t reach them and pull them over, risking burns. • Be sure appliance vents have room to “breathe.” • Have the chimney checked and cleaned regularly. • Use a metal or glass fireplace screen to block embers. • Limit the use of portable space heaters around the home. • Use extreme caution with cigarettes and ashtrays. Empty them frequently when signs of heat and burning are gone. • Use light bulbs that are at the recommended wattage for a fixture. • Don’t place any electrical items by water in the bathroom. • Store flammable materials in a locked metal container in the basement or garage. • Service the furnace and hot water heater on a regular basis. • Do not store items too close to the furnace. • Be sure the home is equipped with working smoke detectors on every level. • Keep one or two fire extinguishers charged and at the ready.

All Season Lawn & Recreation
JON EDELBROCK
Lawn and Garden Equipment

614 Ottawa St. (US 224 E.) Kalida, OH 45853 Office 419-532-2622 Mobile 419-235-2304 Fax 419-532-2608

Kalida Manufacturing, Inc.
801 Ottawa St. • Kalida 419-532-2026

Best wishes from all the residents of Kalida for your great work Kalida Fire Department!

Canal
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“PROUD TO SUPPORT OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY”

Supporting the Spencerville Community Since 1950

(419) 647-4191

419-647-4584

Home Owned 1-800-647-4205 or 419-647-4205

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American Twp. Fire Department

12, 2009 Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Herald – Fire Prevention Section – 9

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Members of the American Township Fire Department are, front L to R: Members of the American Township Fire Department are, front L to R: Mark Smith, Luke Hartman, Mark Clay, Luke Hartman, Andy Clay, Steve Harvey, Mike Peters, Kevin Andy Smith, Rich Wilson, Sam Mumma,Rich Wilson, Sam Mumma, Steve Nolan. Back Row: Janet Harvey, Mike Peters, Kevin Lee Rosengarten, Capt. Matt Dillon, Andrew Hutchinson, Ron Hole, Lt. Nolan. Back Row: Janet Hutchinson, Ron Hole, Follas, Joshua Johnson, Lt. Lee Rosengarten, Capt. Matt Dillon, Andrew Follas, Joshua Johnson, Robert Rowland, Capt. Brian Helmig, Capt. Joel Will, Jason M. Bowers, Joe Hartman, Jason Belton, Robert Rowland, Capt. Brian Helmig, Capt. Joel Will, Jason M. Bowers, Joe Chief Tom Hadding. ABSENT: Deputy Chief Keith Brickner, John Schimmoeller, Nick Wentz, Randy Hartman, Joe Bullinger, Jeff Hickman, Tracy Hunt, Aaron Cummingham, Schaefer, Jason Belton, Chief Tom Hadding. ABSENT: Deputy Chief Keith Mike Picklesimer, Robert Brickner, John Schimmoeller, Bailey, Kevin Peth, Jeff Reichelderfer, Dave Zimmerly, Garrett Kohlrieser, Rhodes, Bill Johnson, Brian Nick Wentz, Randy Schaefer, Joe Bullinger, Jeff Hickman, Tracy Hunt, Aaron Cummingham, Mike Picklesimer, Anita Steckschulte, Andy Berelsman. Bill Haidle, Dale Schulte, Brian Musser, Jennifer Hickman,Robert Rhodes, Bill Johnson, Brian Bailey, Kevin Peth, Jeff Reichelderfer, Dave Zimmerly, Garrett Kohlrieser, Bill Haidle, Dale Schulte, Brian Musser, Jennifer Hickman, Anita Steckschulte.
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Middle Point Firefighters, front from left: Capt. Ronnie Miller, Captain Scott Miller, Chief Craig King, Captain Chris Vorst, Asst. Chief Josh Evans. Row 2: Todd Wannemacher, Trevor Berryman, Scott Warnement, Austin Miller, Jason Lauf, Ken Myers, AJ King, Shelly Fraker, Dean Stemen. Not Present: Ryan Fair, Megan Girod, Barb Myers, Captain Pat Freeman, Brock Profit, Gerald Markley, Harold Cox, Bill Poe, Billy Poe, Evan Baer, Paul Guinther, Matt Eutsler, Zach Reichert, Rick Busch, Josh Marchal, Nate Wiechart, Rick Boroff, Tammy Corzine, Andy Miller, Craig Staley, Amy Lauf, Mike Eversole.

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Don’t Let Your Dreams Go Up In Smoke
Follow these fire prevention tips to safeguard your home and family.
•Always remain in the kitchen while cooking, and keep things that can burn, such as towels, plastic bags or paper, at least three feet away from the stovetop. •Store matches and lighters in a place where children cannot reach them. •Keep space heaters at least three feet from curtains, newspapers and other things that can burn, and never leave heaters unattended. •Have your chimney, furnace, fireplace and wood or coal stove inspected every year. •Install smoke alarms on every level of your home and inside or near every bedroom. Test alarms monthly, and replace batteries once a year. •Develop and discuss a home fire escape plan with your family. Identify two exits from every room, and pick a meeting place outside the home.

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Burn wood only in wood stoves and fireplaces, and use a fireplace screen when possible.
Place fire extinguishers throughout your home and learn how to use them.
Inspect all electrical outlets and extension cords, and make sure they are in good condition and are not overloaded.

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10 – The Herald – Fire Prevention Section

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Delphos Fire Department visited classes in Delphos and Landeck during Fire Prevention Week in October. Cowboy Bob of National Fire Safety went in and put on a magic program for the students. They will also visit Kreative Learning, and St. John’s Preschool

SAVES LIVES!
at a later date. We also would like to thank the teachers for working with the students in learning fire safety. The Delphos Fire Department, in cooperation with the National Fire Safety Council, Inc., gave each student an “official fire safety manual” during their classroom visits. Booklets were

Fire Prevention

also given to 4th and 5th graders. The book each child received is filled with activities, coloring, learning about fire safety, and students get to practice using numbers and letters and learn lots of words. The important lessons learned may one day save lives!

Remember the Fire Number:

911

Remember: On November 7... CHANGE YOUR CLOCK FALL BACK 1 HOUR, CHANGE YOUR SMOKE ALARM BATTERY

The Delphos Fire Department wants to thank the following sponsors for making fire safety an important factor for our children such a great success.
4-K TIRE ALLAN CLINE, DDS AERO PRINTING, INC. AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES BUNGE CHARLES G. GEISE CLIFF’S SMALL ENGINE COUNTRYSIDE FOODS, LLC DELPHA CHEVROLET-BUICK-PONTIAC DELPHOS FAMILY PHYSICIANS, INC. DODIE M. SELLER-STATE FARM INSURANCE FESTEC AUTOMATION, LLC FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF THE MIDWEST FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES #471 E LEE CONSTRUCTION GERMAN MUTUAL GRONE CHIROPRACTIC GREGORY M. ANTALIS-ATTORNEY AT LAW GROTHOUSE PLUMBING & HEATING, INC. GROTHOUSE SPORTING GOODS HICKEY-MORRIS INSURANCE AGENCY K & M TIRE K&C MOBILE REPAIR, LLC KEN SIEFKER TRUCKING LAKEVIEW FARMS, INC. LEHMANN’S NIEDECKEN’S CARRY OUT PAYROLL SERVICES PITSENBARGER SUPPLY, INC.. RAABE FORD-LINCOLN-MERCURY RODOC LEASING SALE/SERVICE SCHMIT, MASSA & LLOYD STEVEN M. CARLSON, D.D.S. STEVEN MANSFIELD ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH THE CREAMERY THE DELPHOS HERALD, INC. THE RUSTIC ULTIMATE SYSTEMS, L.T.D. US METALCRAFT VFW OF OHIO POST #3035 WESTRICH HOME FURNISHINGS

Suspect a natural gas leak? First, move your feet! Call once you’re well down the street!
Outside or in, detecting a natural gas leak is easy. A leaking pipeline might make a hissing sound you can HEAR. Or, you might SEE blowing dirt, bubbling water or an unusual area of dead vegetation. The familiary rotten-egg-like odor you associate with natural gas is added to help you SMELL a leak from a gas line or appliance. Natural gas is clean, efficient and safe. Remember not to dig This safety awareness message is brought to you by the natural gas member companies of the Ohio Gas Association. on your property without first calling Ohio Utilities Protection Service at 1-800-362--2764. And if you evr suspect a leak – walk away, right away. Once clear of the area, call your natural gas company or 9-1-1. To learn more about natural gas, including how to contact your gas company, visit safegasohio.org

companies of the Ohio Gas member companies of the Ohio Gas Association. This safety awareness message is brought to you by the natural gas Association.

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