Chief Ben Lovell and Captain Anthony Whitt promoted
FF JACOB SHAW AND FF ZACH MORELAND
Fire Chief receives award
For demonstrating exceptional bravery and physical stamina during an emergency scene. On the evening of December 3, 2018, Chief Lovell was dispatched to the intersection of St. Rt. 229 and St. Rt. 61 on an animal problem. Chief Lauri Lovell was the first firefighter to arrive on scene. She discovered a downed horse that had suffered grave bodily trauma that was attempting to get up and run into the busy intersection. The scene was very hazardous as there was very little daylight left, and the intersection was full of speeding cars and semi-trucks. As the horse flailed in a state of panic, it seriously injured a civilian. In order to prevent any more civilian injuries and catastrophic property damage, Chief Lovell, with no regard for her personal safety, jumped onto the horse and used her physical strength to pin the horse to the ground. For the next 90 minutes, Chief Lovell held down the flailing animal to prevent further injury to itself, all the while providing comfort and reassurance to the terrified animal. As a direct result of her actions, no further civilian injuries occurred, and no property damage ensued. Her actions that evening are in keeping with the finest traditions of the Fire Service and brings great credit upon herself and the Big Walnut Joint Fire District.
Water Rescue Training
Eleven members of BWJFD completed a 30 hour Swift Water Rescue Class through the State Fire School and Rescue Methods.
Chesterville Heritage Day 2018