The members of the AOFPD would like to thank Lyle Meador and Justin Kraus (Hot Shot the Clown) from the Decatur Fire Department for their help with a Fire Safety show today. The kids had a great time and learned a lot.
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Be on the look out around town for these pigs. Put your money in the pig with your favorite candidate's name!!! Candidates are Cory White,(pig at the firehouse), Ken Smith (pig at the village hall), Mrs. Ryder (pig at the school), Pastor William Ferguson (pig at Argenta Baptist Church), Pastor Kate Pyle (pig at Argenta Presbyterian church) and Pastor Bob Baker (pig at Argenta Methodist Church). All pigs will be moved to Gerber State Bank on May 22nd. Funds are to support future recreation, f...
The members of the AOFPD had the opportunity to train with Air-E Vac tonight as we practiced a mock car accident. We were trained in the proper way to approach and load a patient as well as what they need out of us when they land.
The Argenta-Oreana Fire Department was the recipient of two new AED's today. Chief Cory White and EMS Officer Jeff Belcher attended a press conference today at St Mary's Hospital where we were presented with the 2 new AED's. These were awarded to us from both the American Heart Association and St Mary's Hospital. These will be placed on Engine-727 which is our mutual aid Engine and Squad-729 both very active units for our department. We want to thank St Mary's & American Heart Association ve...
The members of the AOFPD helped Firefighter Derek Miller Per-pose to his girlfriend tonight. We had 2 Engines and the Squad at her house tonight when she got home and we informed her that there had been a problem with the dryer. Firefighter Miller informed her that he had located the problem with the dryer and dropped to one knee and pulled out a ring. She did say yes!!!! Pictures coming soon!!!!!
Several firefighters attended a Storm Spotters Training this evening at Richland Community Collage. It was put on by the National Weather Service. Members attending were: Brad Walker, Cory White, Derek Miller, Jeff Belcher, Ken Smith, Dave Duncan, Jeff Batson, Matt Longstreet & Michael Stephens.
Chief White had the privilege of teaching fire safety today to some Boy Scouts so that they could get their Fire Safety Merit Badge. They spent the morning in class going over several fire safety tips, Pre Planning fire escapes from their homes, Fire Extinguisher training and smoke and CO detector training. They broke for lunch and spent the afternoon at the firehouse. Thanks to Firefighters Derrick Miller, Matt Longstreet, Michael Stephens and Battalion Chief Phil Kimler for their h...
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Argenta burn day's are Monday thru Saturday sun up till sun down no burning allowed on Sundays.
Oreana Burn Days 7 days a week sun up till sun down.
In both Villages you can only burn what grows in your yard such as leaves, branches, grass, etc.
If you are interested in renting the meeting rooms at either firehouse please contact Austin Welker (217)454-9448. We do charge $50 for up to 4 hours and $100 for the day.