Details still being worked out for fire operations
Rushcreek Township Volunteer Fire & EMS Department officials reported after a special township trustee meeting Friday evening to discuss the future of the department, the EMS operations are now back in service, effective immediately.
Fire services are still on hold as discussions continue between the department and Rushcreek Township trustees.
“After tonight’s meeting with the trustees and after consulting with the sheriff and county prosecutor, our ambulance is back in service and ready to start making calls again, effective immediately,” representatives reported via the Rushcreek Township Volunteer Fire and EMS Facebook Friday night.
“We are still working on getting fire operations back, but tonight was a step in the right direction…
“We will continue to work on getting fire operations back and we will keep you posted as information becomes available.”
The Fire & EMS representatives expressed their appreciation to the number of individuals who stopped out to voice their support at the meeting, which had to be moved from the township building to the fire station because of the large turnout.
“To everyone who came out in support of these important services, we thank you. You made a difference tonight and our township is a little safer because of it.”
Earlier this year, disagreements between the Rushcreek Township Trustees and former officers of the Rushcreek Township Volunteer Fire & EMS Department over how to handle financial transactions for the department led all of the officers to resign en mass June 1. Then earlier this month, the continuing issues forced the cessation of Fire and EMS operations.
Until the reinstatement of EMS services Friday night, the EMS calls were handled through mutual aid agreements with neighboring departments. Fire service continues to be handled in this manner.