The North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department has been busy recently, according to Fire Chief Joe Leszek.Continue reading
A resident had to be airlifted to an Illinois hospital after receiving a severe injur at a North Judson home on Wednesday.
According to Town Marshal Kelly Fisher, NJPD, the North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department and Starke County EMS all responded to a severe injury call at a residence on George Street around 4 p.m. on January 9th.Continue reading
Around 12:20 p.m. on Sunday, December 30th, the Starke County Dispatch Center alerted emergency officials of an accident near 1740 S on State Road 39.
Dispatch reports that Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Starke County EMS, the North Judson Police Department and the North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene.Continue reading
A driver was reportedly airlifted from a cornfield near Toto Road, following a Sunday night crash.Continue reading
The winners of the Light Up North Judson decoration contest will be announced during tonight’s Town Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Members are also expected to go over the 2019 salary ordinance and discuss the Rich Grove Township Fire Service Contract during tonight’s meeting.
Currently, other townships, such as Jackson and Wayne, are on fixed contracts with the North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department, where a flat fee of $10,000 is paid annually. On the other hand, Rich Grove Township has a pay-by-call contract where $660 is paid per call. Continue reading
Three local fire departments are teaming up to provide temporary coverage to Railroad Township. The North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department announced on Facebook Thursday that Chief Joe Leszek, along with the chiefs of the LaCrosse and Medaryville-White Post Township volunteer fire departments, have agreed to cover Railroad Township on a non-contracted basis.
North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Chief Joe Leszek informed town council members about some equipment testing that took place earlier this month. Chief Leszek told the council Monday night that the department recently tested their hoses to check for any that were damaged. Continue reading
A house fire in rural Medaryville has claimed a life. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Monday afternoon around 2:30, in the 9000 block of County Road 300 North. When Medaryville firefighters arrived, they reportedly found a deceased victim inside the home. The victim’s name has not yet been released. The Sheriff’s Office is helping with the investigation.
The construction of the memorial wall for the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department is complete. Continue reading
The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum provided a donation to the North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department earlier this month.
HVRM President Cory Bennett presented Assistant Fire Chief Mike Scutchfield with a $300 check, just before the annual Fish Fry Fundraiser that was held on June 9th. Continue reading
Area firefighters spent about four hours battling a fire at Selected Furniture in Knox Monday. Firefighters were called to the facility around 11:40 a.m. When they got there, they found a sawdust collector, a semi-trailer full of sawdust, and areas of the roof on fire, according to Knox-Center Township Assistant Fire Chief Ted Bombagetti.
Several area fire departments were called to a Knox manufacturing facility Monday. A fire was reported at Selected Furniture on Culver Road around 11:40 a.m., according to Starke County dispatchers. It reportedly began in one of the bins behind the plant, according to Knox Police Chief Harold Smith.
The Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call about a structure fire in the 8,000 block of 50 South shortly after 11 a.m. on Friday.
Washington Township Fire Chief Dave Pearman reported that all seven of the county’s volunteer departments assisted with the incident. Knox-Center Township, Hamlet, Bass Lake and Koontz Lake departments helped on the scene while North Judson Wayne-Township and Rail-Road Township departments helped cover neighboring districts to ensure that no areas were without assistance.
Chief Pearman said that crews utilized positive pressure ventilation to blow smoke out of the house and reported it took approximately one hour to take control of the fire. Continue reading
A Tuesday morning crash east of North Judson reportedly ended with a 72-year-old man being thrown from his SUV. Officers with the Starke County Sheriff’s Department say it happened around 8:30 near the intersection of State Road 10 and State Road 39 North.
Volunteers with the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department will not be allowed to serve simultaneously on another fire department. North Judson Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins says fire department members voted to add the rule into their bylaws, after the question was raised during previous meetings.
North Judson-Wayne Township firefighters are getting some new equipment, thanks to Wayne Township. Fire Chief Joe Leszek told the town council Monday that the township had purchased 10 new helmets for the fire department. Continue reading
A technology upgrade may help the North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department save more lives. Continue reading
The Tuesday morning fire that destroyed a detached garage at North Judson Police Chief Doug Vessely’s home started accidentally, according to an investigator from the state fire marshal’s office. Continue reading
A two-year-old child is dead as a result of a Friday morning fire at a rural Starke County home. The Bass Lake Fire Department responded to a residence in the area of 700 South and 300 East just before 7:30 a.m. yesterday They pulled two adults from the blaze but were unable to find a two-year-old child in time. Continue reading
A two-year-old child is dead as a result of an early morning fire at a rural Starke County home. The Bass Lake Fire Department responded to a residence in the area of 700 South and 300 East just before 7:30 a.m. They pulled two adults from the blaze but were unable to find a two-year-old child in time. Continue reading