DALTON Risk reduction and education in the community are East Wayne Fire District Chief Kyle Nussbaum’s goals for 2020.
The fire district had its first year-end review meeting last month, which Nussbaum said he would like to continue at the conclusion of every year. Spouses and board members were invited to have an opportunity to meet each other and recognize firefighters, EMTs and retirees who spend days and nights away volunteering to serve their communities.
EWFD had less calls than previous years with the district’s coverage area the smallest it has ever been. Still, members had a busy year and calls were still higher in 2019 from when the district first began. They responded to hundreds of medical calls, dozens of fire calls and several motor vehicle accidents. Nussbaum said an ice rescue from just before Christmas in Sugar Creek Township was still fresh in members’ minds. The rescue resulted in members saving a grandfather and grandson, but sadly losing a young child later in the hospital.
In 2020, the district plans to have another fundraiser, open house at each station, plus a family fun day for members with a cookout.
Read the complete story in the Feb. 19, 2020 edition.