Culver-Union Township Fire Chief Terry Wakefield is in need of firefighters.
He told the Culver Town Council last week that one more volunteer firefighter has left so the department is down to 17 firefighters. The department used to see around 23 to 25 firefighters on staff.
Wakefield is nearly set to hire one firefighter after the applicant passes drug testing and other requirements before hire. He previously served as a firefighter with Culver, but all of the procedures need to be followed before he is officially hired. The town council unanimously approved Wakefield’s request to move forward with testing.
Culver-Union Township Fire Chief Terry Wakefield is looking for more volunteer firefighters.
He made a plea to the Culver Town Council last week after receiving a resignation from one firefighter. Wakefield said he’s received three applications for volunteer firefighters in two years. There are currently 18 firefighters.
The Town of Culver is moving ahead with the purchase of a new ambulance. On Tuesday, the town council voted to approve its share of the $128,000 cost. Union Township is also expected to contribute funds. Continue reading →
The Culver-Union Township Fire Department is hoping to improve its emergency response with a few equipment upgrades. The Culver Town Council voted Tuesday to encumber the department’s remaining 2016 funds to purchase several items. Continue reading →
To honor those who serve and those who have served the Culver-Union Township Fire Department, the department is erecting an Honor Wall located on the corner of Lake Shore Drive and State Street. The wall aims to honor local firefighters but it needs the community’s support in order to have the bricks made to honor each firefighter.
Bricks for active and former firefighters can be purchased by individuals but are limited to one brick per active member or honoree. In addition, the department has established a number of criteria that must be met.
The Culver-Union Township Fire Department is now accepting community-purchased bricks to honor local firefighters. These bricks will be included on the fire department’s honor wall at the corner of Lake Shore Drive and State Street.
The bricks are for active and former firefighters, according to an article in the Culver Citizen. One brick can be purchased per active member or former member.
The first of the new year means a number of changes will be coming to local government, including a new fire chief for the Culver-Union Township Fire Department. Current chief Mike Grover made the announcement at the Dec. 11 meeting of Culver’s town council, explaining that his department recently held its officer election recently and decided veteran fireman Terry Wakefield will admirably fill the position.