A potential ordinance update was proposed while Winamac officials were discussing the Volunteer Fire Department contract at last Monday’s Town Council meeting.Continue reading
Winamac Town Council members approved fire contracts for various townships when they met Monday night.
The Town of Winamac contracts fire services for six different townships. Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger said she has received contracts back from four out of the six trustees.Continue reading
The Red Cross in Pulaski County invites residents to join the “Sound the Alarm” home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET.Continue reading
There will be a handful of new faces on the Winamac Volunteer Fire Department, following a decision made by council members Monday night.
Fire Chief Bill Weaver came before the board to discuss a recent application process that resulted in four individuals being selected to join the department.
The chosen applicants are Cody Fox, Brandon Degroot, Frances Check and Cody Spencer. Chief Weaver said all of the applicants were very energetic during their interviews and they seemed like they’d all be good fits for the department. 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.
Pulaski County Emergency Medical Services will soon get about $28,000 for equipment purchases. The department was one of a few agencies named as a beneficiary to the Henry Mooi and Alice Mooi revocable trust.
Winamac town officials expressed gratitude toward the Mooi family when members met Monday night.
Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger explained that two departments will soon receive some funds as the result of a generous posthumous donation from a local couple who passed away last year.
Berger told members, “The Winamac Volunteer Fire Department, along with the Winamac Police Department, they were beneficiaries to the Henry Mooi and Alice Mooi revocable trust.” Continue reading
Three township fire department contracts were approved during the Winamac Town Council meeting Monday night.
Town Council president Tom Murray asked if the contracts were the same as last year. Clerk-Treasurer Melanie Berger confirmed that the contracts remained the same with Franklin Township paying $9,283.92 as an annual service fee, Rich Grove Township has a yearly contract fee of $3,664.38 and the contract for Tippecanoe Township lists a $2,174.42 yearly charge. Continue reading
The Winamac Volunteer Fire Department is now two members stronger after town council members approved recommendations submitted by Fire Chief Bill Weaver at their meeting Monday night.
Weaver explained that officials with the Fire Department have recently been interviewing prospective applicants. He said the two individuals they found who seemed like they’d be a good fit were Brittany Rotering and Blake Sowder. Continue reading
The Winamac Town Council will recognize new members of the fire department when they meet tonight at 6 p.m.
Town council members are also expected to discuss an ordinance over the employee handbook. The Volunteer Fire Department contract and the township fire contracts will be up for approval. Continue reading
The Winamac Volunteer Fire Department is exploring the purchase of an aerial truck. Fire Chief Brian Guzman told the town council Monday the recent downtown fire brought the need to the forefront.
“From the time you call one in, it’s you know a good 20 minutes to get here,” Guzman said. “Knox is usually our first one. Reason being, that is they know their stuff, they work with us well. We can tell them where to go, they know the hydrants, whatever. Bass Lake was the other one.” Continue reading
The cause of Saturday’s fire that destroyed a downtown Winamac building and heavily damaged two other structures is officially undetermined. Fire Chief Brian Guzman contacted investigator from the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office to look into the cause and origin of the blaze. Continue reading
The cause and origin of a weekend fire that destroyed a downtown Winamac building remain under investigation. Continue reading
Authorities in Pulaski County are investigating a house explosion that seriously injured a Winamac man. Continue reading
The Winamac Water Department is looking to keep track of water usage by the Winamac Volunteer Fire Department. But Water Department Superintendent Jeremy Beckner says the change will not attempt to limit the amount of water the Fire Department uses. Continue reading
A fund has been set up at First National Bank of Monterey to help a Pulaski County family who lost everything in a recent house fire. Continue reading
The cause of a Sunday fire that destroyed a Winamac business remains under investigation. The Winamac Volunteer Fire Department was called to Jenkins Service and Tire Sales at the corner of U.S. 35 and State Road 14 West around noon. Continue reading
Investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office have been called in to determine the cause and origin of the blaze that destroyed the Winamac Eagles building on State Road 14 west. Continue reading
Firefighters from three departments spent four-and-a-half hours battling a house fire southwest of Winamac Tuesday afternoon. A neighbor called 911 at 3:30 p.m. and told dispatchers the home at 7948 South 475 West was fully engulfed. The Star City Volunteer Fire Department responded and requested tanker support from the Winamac and Buffalo Fire Departments. They ended up filling their trucks at the boat launch in Pulaski in order to more quickly get water to the scene. Pulaski County REACT also assisted by directing traffic. There’s no word yet on a cause. No injuries were reported. The firefighters left the residence at 8 p.m.