JOHNSTOWN TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT
YEARLY TRAINING SCHEDULE – 2019
6TH ANNUAL BREAKFAST JFA MEETING / GEAR CHECK
20TH ICE RESCUE
3RD WINTER DRAFTING
17TH MFR BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS
3RD SCBA DRILL
17TH WILDLAND REFRESHER / SEVERE WEATHER SOP REVIEW
31ST MFR DRILL
13TH KCC EXTRICATION (SATURDAY)
19TH PUMP TRAINING
2ND DRIVING PRACTICAL
30TH WATER RESCUE
14TH HAZMAT REFRESHER
11TH SEARCH AND RESCE / RIT PRACTICAL
25TH LADDERS / VENTILATION
8TH PUMP TRAINING
6TH GIZMOS EQUIPMENT ID
2ND KCC EXTRICATION (SATURDAY)
1ST RIGHT TO KNOW / ADDRESSES / SCAVENGER HUNT
15TH YEAR END SURPRISE DRILL
On May 16, Johnstown Township Fire Department held a benefit spaghetti dinner for recent JFD firefighter Dave Carney to help with his expenses during his fight against cancer.
Jack M. Baird II, Age 62, Of Battle Creek, Died Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at Bronson Battle Creek. Jack was born on April 12, 1952, in Battle Creek; the son of Jack M. and Margaret W. (Lugar) Baird, Sr. He had been a lifelong resident of the area graduating from Lakeview High School in 1970, then attended Kellogg Community College earning his Journeyman Card as a Millwright. In 1976 he was united in marriage to the former Ruth Ann Jones who survives. He was employed at the Kellogg Company and retired after 39 years as a Millwright. He volunteered for the Bedford Rescue Squad for over 25 years, the Bedford Fire Department for several years and the Johnstown Township Fire Department for 33 years. He enjoyed hunting and was an avid deer hunter, fishing, sports and a handyman. He was someone you could call to ask for anything, electrical work, plumbing or anything that needed fixing. Per his words, he was Jack of all trades and master of none. He was always quick with a dirty joke, one of his dad’s little ditties or a very long story. He was known as the “Grill Master”. He loved cooking, smoking and grilling anything. Surviving are his children, Brian (Kelly) Baird, Shawn Dean and Jack M. (Jennifer) Baird III; granddaughters, Samantha, Ariana and Jane; sisters, Peggy (David) Mingus and Robin Arnold; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, John Arnold. Visitation will be held Friday from 6 to 8:00 p.m., at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 18, 2014, at the funeral home with Pastor Jeff Worden officiating. Interment will be at Banfield Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Johnstown Township Fire Department.
Rest now my fallen brother
Lay soft your suffering back
Rest well and forever
Your memory shall not lack
Rest your tired hands
Wipe clean your weary brow
Rest with St. Florian
Your spirit now endowed
Rest here your breaking heart
We know you gave your all
Rest easy, you’ve done your part
You’ve answered your last call
Rest knowing that in god we sought
Oh lord, watch over another who just fell
Rest assured your troubled thought
As we ring the final bell.
Capt. Jack- You will be missed!
Johnstown Township Fire Department participates in the Kellogg Community College EMS students learning experience during extrication medical training.
Johnstown Township Fire Department participates each year with the Fine Lake Association to escort the 4th of July bicycle parade with the families of Fine Lake.