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Archive for the ‘Fire’ Category

MFD Fire Dept. Rope Rescue Training – Video

Thursday, July 30th, 2015


Due to technical difficulties, the narration of the video did not sustain its quality through production.

The excercie was planned to train Monticello Fire Dept. personell to perform “rope rescues” for trapped fictims, whether it be from outside a building, or inside of an industrial site.

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Dalsis “Family Tradition” Honored at Annual Fundraiser

Friday, June 19th, 2015

imageThanks to everyone that supported Collins-Cominto 2015 Fish Fry Fundraiser. It was a huge success.

The Fire Dept. used the event to honor the Dalsis family with a plaque, in memory of Charles “Pops” Dalsis, Sr., who passed in November.  “Pops” was an assistant chief for the dept. for 23 years.

The plaque was presented to current assistant chief Darian Dalsis, Charles’ grandson, who is currently assitant fire chief..

Silo Fire at Bio-Wood – MFD Still at Scene

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Shortly after 1: 30, Tuesday morning, the Monticello Fire Department was paged out to a silo fire at Bio-Wood, located on Wilson Mill Road.

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Firemen Rescue Local Man from Burning Trailer

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Sunday afternoon at 4:25, the Monticello Fire Dept. was paged out to a trailer fire, on Piney Creek Lane, just off of HWY 278 East.

When the firefighters arrived, they were told that the man who lived there could possibly still be inside the burning extended camper trailer.

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Burn Ban Lifted

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

burn-banJudge Robert Akin announced Monday morning that the county-wide burn ban has been lifted, due to the recent rain, and the forecast for more rain this week.

 

Firemen Rescue Puppy from Burning Apartment Building

Friday, December 6th, 2013

024When the Monticello Fire Dept. responded to the Turtle Creek Apt. fire, Thursday morning, they had no idea that a miniture Dachshund puppy was inside of one of the two apartments.025

026The pet’s owner, Ms. Raquella, when she realized that her apartment was filling with smoke, and possibly fire, told the firefighters, who were able to enter her apt., and remove the pet-carrier that little Mylia was waiting in.

Raquella is shown here, seconds after being re-united with her puppy, and them later, after they had both had an opportunity to

Really “Hot Tub”

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

znThe Monticello Fire Dept. recently responded to the report of a hot tub fire, in the Mason Hill community.

The blaze, believed to be an electrical fire, was quickly extinguished.

Trailer Catches Fire from Yard Burning

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

zbWednesday afternoon, around 1:30, the Monticello Fire Dept. was called to put out a mobile home fire, that had started from a nearby fire in the yard.

It appeared that only minor damage was done to the trailer, thanks to the quick response of the first responders, who arrived at the Griffith St. address.

MFD Moves Into New Fire Station

Monday, October 21st, 2013

015 017The Monticello Fire Dept. has moved into its new Central Fire Station on Wood Street.

The new station has 3 bays for fire trucks, and even holds the long ladder truck, which was stored outside at the UAM station.z

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Burn Ban Continues

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

007Drew County Deputies and Monticello Fire Dept. firefighters were called to this rubbish fire, Monday afternoon, when the helpful workers forgot about the burn ban, and the fire got larger than expected.

The burn ban that is in effect for Drew County HAS NOT been cancelled, due to Friday night’s rain.

Please do not burn any items, until it is cancelled by the county judge and Forestry Commission.

Fox 16 Interviews Mike from Woods Fire

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Sunday afternoon, KARK/KLRT’s Jocelyn Tovar inerviewed Mike Fritts, who was trapped inside of Thursday’s wildfire.

As the report states, Mike will get to meet Ms. Gail and other emergency staff members, which he credits with saving his life, today, in a meeting set up by MLive.

Check back later for that video.

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