We have received inquiries on why the tornado sirens were not heard today during the 10:15am statewide drill. Due to the weather last night and the possibility of the units being covered in ice, the decision to not activate the sirens was made. If the sirens are covered in ice, they can not rotate properly, and activating them can cause significant damage. This is the same reason the monthly Friday morning tests are not performed during the winter months. We have been notified that the monthly tests should resume in April.
2AM wake up call. Neighbor reported it as unknown injuries. Thankfully the driver walked away with no injuries. Operation Life obtained an SOR and the driver was left with officers doing field sobriety as we were pulling away.
If you're looking for something to warm you up and fill your bellies, come out to the firehouse! We have beans, cornbread and dessert for everyone! $3 for ham and beans, plus add a side of cornbread for .50 or if you don't like beans, we have hotdogs for $1.50! We will be here until 7pm tonight!
We don't like to be the "party poopers" and we'd love to take our backboards and Stokes baskets sledding down the hill at the dam as well, but today's sledding accident is just another reminder of why the hill is posted with "No Sledding" signs. PLEASE STAY OFF OF THE HILL! The bottom of the hill has a concrete drainage ditch that causes a lot of injuries to sledders. Today's patient possibly broke or fractured some bones, but otherwise, should eventually make a full recovery.
The Christmas holiday weekend has arrived, and it appears we will be having a white Christmas after all. Please use caution when on the roads this weekend. We want everyone to make it safely to their family functions and have a fun and joyous weekend! Oh and for you parents out there, don't forget to check out "NORAD Tracks Santa" as they continue their 60 year tradition of reporting live updates on Santa's location during his worldwide trip. Go to https://www.noradsanta.org/ to see the map and for fun games with the kids. Remember, don't let them stay up too late!
Temporary Road Closure Notice: Dispatch has received notice that the railroad crossing on Co. Rd. 550 E. (The one by the liquor store in Fillmore) will be closed on Friday December 8th from 7am until 4pm. Seek an alternate route to Greencastle for that day.
Floyd Fire would like to remind everyone to be safe if you do any outdoor burning in the next few days. A combination of dry grounds and wind can quickly turn a small fire into an out of control field fire. Floyd Fire was dispatched to two back to back field fires this afternoon. The first fire on Co. Rd. 400 East burnt a couple acres of vegetation and came very close to igniting a barn but luckily the fire was contained and extinguished before the barn could catch. The secon...d fire did some very minor property damage at the Heritage Lake camp ground, but luckily, no trailers were damaged. Floyd Fire would like to thank Roachdale Fire, Bainbridge Fire, Greencastle Fire, and Putnam County 911 for their assistance on today’s runs. We’d also like to thank Danville Fire who was also started for the first run but was able to be disregarded before their arrival.
Co. Rd. 400 North from Co. Rd. 875 East to the Hendricks County line will be closed for bridge repair. This closure is expected to last for 60 days beginning on December 1st.
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Floyd Fire was dispatched to a head on personal injury accident on County Road 725 East just south of the Groveland BP Saturday evening which prompted a brief shut down of the road while crews cleaned the mess up. Both drivers were transported by ambulances to local emergency rooms for non life threatening injuries sustained in the collision. Just prior to the accident, dispatch received calls regarding a possible intoxicated and reckless driver and had just put out a radio broadcast on the vehicle, no more than a minute prior to this accident. Alcohol is believed to be the main contributing factor to this crash. Assisting Floyd Fire was Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Putnam County Operation Life, and Putnam County 911 Dispatch.
Wanted: Landscape company and Certified Electrician. Floyd Fire will be having a new yard monument sign installed in a few weeks and we are in need of an electrician to run 2 electrical circuits from the breaker box and a network cable from the router, out of the building and then trenched across the yard to the location of our new sign. The electrician must be certified and insured and must follow all applicable commercial building codes. The landscaper will be needed to cr...eate a landscape box out of railroad ties, and after installation of the sign, will backfill the box with dirt and top it off with mulch. The idea for the box is to raise the sign off of the ground and act as a protective barrier for the sign to prevent damage from vehicles that may slide off of the road during slick conditions. If you are interested, reply to this message with your company contact info and I will give you more detailed info on the job and how to submit a bid. We are a government agency so we must accept bids for the job first. Bids will be accepted through the end of November with work to be performed early December, weather permitting. Thank you. Chief Ervin
If you have a Kidde Fire Extinguisher in your house, please read this:
Members of the Floyd Township Volunteer Fire Department stopped in for a visit to Karla’s Daycare/Preschool today as a part of October’s Fire Prevention and Safety Month. We spoke to the kids, allowing them to climb up into the driver’s seat for pictures, and then gave them a demonstration of a firefighter in full turnout gear. One of the things that can be problematic in a fire is that children are often scared of a firefighter in gear and will often run and hide, so we did ...a step-by-step demonstration in front of the children, showing them each step of the way from civilian clothes to full gear, showing them that even with all of that equipment on, there is just a normal person under all of that clothing. The kids really seemed to connect with that, even giving the fully geared up firefighter high fives and posing for a picture without fear.
Floyd Fire would like to remind everyone that even though today is the official end of Summer and Fall begins, these temperatures are still too hot to leave pets and children inside a closed vehicle. Today, Floyd Fire, Operation Life, Putnam County Sheriff's Department, and due to the deputy's extended response distance from the south side of the county, Greencastle PD first responded to a report of a child locked inside a vehicle at the lake. Although the incident was purely accidental, the child spent almost 20 minutes inside the vehicle before first responder arrival and extrication was complete. The child came out warm and covered in sweat, but otherwise appears to be ok, however, was transported to a hospital for a check out and observation.