Ohio Fire Corps Conference 2014 – April 26, 2014

26 Jan

Ohio Fire Corps Announces a FREE Training Opportunity

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00am-4:30pm

Location:  Columbiana County EMA, 215 South Market St., Lisbon, Ohio 44432

Purpose: The Ohio Fire Corps conference is an opportunity for Fire Corps members, first responders, and auxiliary members to come together to network, share ideas, and learn best practices for capacity building of their own organization.

Who Can Come: The conference is open to all Fire Corps members, firefighters, EMS, department leadership, and other supports of the fire service. Attendance is limited to 60 individuals.  Lunch and a continental breakfast will be provided.

Registration is now open – Please click the “State Conference 2014” tab at the top for registration.

Ohio Fire Corps 2014 State Conference Flyer

Enhance for the Chance Makes Headlines

16 Aug

Ohio Fire Corps State Advocate Candice McDonald and Youth Advocate Madison Definbaugh were the keynote speakers at the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen Association‘s annual convention.  The convention attracted firefighters from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware.  The two Ohio Fire Corps team members delivered a message on engaging youth in the fire service as fire prevention educators.   During the convention Madison also received the 2013 Happy Jack Youth Leadership Award.   Firehouse Magazine covered the convention and interviewed Candice and Madison.  You can find the article here:  http://www.firehouse.com/news/11076804/ohio-fire-corps-teen-mom-tout-fire-prevention-at-cumberland-valley-volunteer-firemens-association

CVVFA's 2013 Convention

CVVFA’s 2013 Convention

Safe Kids 2013 is a Success!

19 May

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Ohio Fire Corps’ Enhance for the Chance had the opportunity to spread the message of fire prevention and preparedness to the 900 participants at Safe Kids 2013.  Over 200 kids took the time to hear the lifesaving talk given by peer advocate Madi Definbaugh.  Families stopping by the booth were encouraged to develop a plan and check their home for safety.

Fire Corps in Ohio!

10 May

ohio fire corps logo

Fire Corps seeks to:

  • learn about promising practices being used in existing non-operational volunteer programs;
  • share this information with departments that want to expand or improve their programs;
  • increase the use of non-emergency volunteers in existing programs;
  • help citizens learn about and get involved in Fire Corps programs in their communities;
  • help agencies without a program to get one started.
Fire Corps in Ohio is a growing concept and provides a way for volunteers young and old to impact the fire service.  There are close to 40 registered programs in the state.   Program activities in Ohio range from providing rehab at the fire scene, fundraising, organizing special events and the promotion of disaster preparedness.
Do you want to start a Fire Corps program or register your existing auxiliary as a Fire Corps program?  To find out more about Fire Corps at a national level and what it has to offer visit www.firecorps.org