Even though the purchase of an aerial fire truck was approved for the Culver-Union Township Fire Department, the firefighters continue to collect donations to close a small funding gap to fully fund the purchase.Continue reading
The Culver Town Council members were updated on the purchase price of a new aerial fire truck for the Culver-Union Township Fire Department last week.Continue reading
Firefighters from the Culver-Union Township Fire Department made a couple of water rescues in the past two weeks and the purchase of equipment to aid in those rescues has successfully helped firefighters, according to Fire Chief Terry Wakefield.Continue reading
The Culver Town Council members will hold a work session on Tuesday, Feb. 5 to receive an update on where fundraising stands on the potential purchase of a new aerial fire truck for the Culver-Union Township Fire Department.Continue reading
The fundraising effort for an aerial fire truck for the Culver-Union Township Fire Department has ended.
About half of the funds for a new aerial fire truck for the Culver-Union Township Fire Department have been raised through community donations.
The Culver-Union Township Fire Department continues to raise funds for a needed aerial truck.
The roof at the Culver-Union Township Fire Station will be repaired.
A Culver resident appealed to the Culver Town Council last week asking that the fire whistle be silent for fire calls overnight.
The Culver-Union Township Fire Department is asking for the public’s help in obtaining funding for an aerial platform fire truck.
The Culver Town Council members were notified this week of several job opportunities for several town positions.
The Culver EMS, Fire Department and Police Departments are still looking to fill positions.
Culver Police Chief Wayne Bean told the Culver Town Council last week that he received five applications for an open officer position. He will be reviewing those with a recommendation soon.
New lighting will be installed at the Culver-Union Township Fire Department.
Fire Chief Terry Wakefield told Culver Town Council members this week that he’s been working for a long time to update the lighting to include LED lights. He said the cost for the 51 lights needed for the project is $7,896.30. NIPSCO will review the work and reimburse the town $80 per light. He said it works with the lighting package they have through NIPSCO.
In recognition of National Fire Prevention Month, the Culver-Union Township Fire Department has smoke detectors available to those in the jurisdiction who need them. The smoke detectors are available at the Culver Town Hall or at the firehouse at 611 State Street.
Fire Chief Terry Wakefield announced that firefighters will be willing to install smoke detectors for those who are disabled or otherwise physically incapable of completing the task. Continue reading
Another firefighter left the Culver-Union Township Fire Department and the fire chief is attempting to hire more to keep a healthy roster.
Fire Chief Terry Wakefield told the Culver Town Council last week that one other firefighter submitted his resignation recently which leaves the department at 14 firefighters. This makes four firefighters who have left the department since March.
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.