Recently The Georgetown Fire Protection District shared an evening at the Georgetown Drive In. We watched “Planes Fire and Rescue” with family and friends. We really enjoyed ourselves meeting with everyone and taking pictures.
The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation awarded Georgetown Fire District $4,000 for a self-contained breathing apparatus dual fill station. This modern dual fill station with updated safety features replaces our outdated single fill station purchased in 1989. The older unit did not have separate fill and supply pressure gauges.
Moreover, The new device can return self contained breathing apparatus bottles to service in half the time of the old unit by filling two at a time. This system also is capable of filling mobile cascade systems.
The cost of this new unit is $6,600 and the grant covers $4,000 or roughly 60% of cost.
The Georgetown Township Fire Protection District would like to thank Highland Hills Middle School for the opportunity to teach the 7th grade Health Class spring semester CPR and first aid. Instructors form GTFD taught student every Wednesday and was able to educate approximately 460 seventh grade students on skills that could possibly save a life. We just finished our third year and look forward to more.
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In the early 1950′s Georgetown did not have an organized fire department to help battle the fires that seem to become more numerous with the use of coal for heating in the mostly wood frame houses. The first firetruck that the town’s people used was a 1927 model that was housed in a one bay block garage located at State Rd. 64 and then Old State Road 64 (Georgetown Greenville Road).
In 1953 a large portion of the downtown area was destroyed by fire. The towns feed mill, grocery stores and one home was lost.
What is a combination fire department? It is what we are.
Simply put, a combination fire department uses both volunteer and paid full-time firefighters to respond to fires, medical emergencies, rescue and other calls.
Our fire district has 10 full time firefighters, part time firefighters and volunteers. As our community has grown we have had to have full time firefighters for a quick initial response.