About the Fire Department – OLD
About the Fire Department – old
The Hinckley Fire Dept. is a 30 member Dept.. We are in a rural setting that covers 25 sq. miles of area. Hinckley is located in the NORTHEAST corner of Medina county, 25 miles SOUTH of CLEVELAND, OHIO.
We are toned out (notified) on calls through radios. Depending on the calls location and situation, members go direct to the scene from the fire station. If backup is needed, others will come directly from their homes. This makes for a faster response time to the call, by trained personnel.
Our water delivery systems consist of Hydrants and water shuttle systems. Due to our rural area only 1/3 of our Township has hydrants, leaving the remaining 2/3 to be protected by water tankers shuttle systems require using water tankers and portable tanks. The portable tanks hold 2000 gallons each. On any fire call we will have 2750 gallons to work with the moment we arrive on the scene. When needed, we can start a water shuttle using 2 or 3 tankers and adding another portable tank, one in front of the other, to give us close to 5000 gallons on site to draft water from on the scene. The shuttle can continue as long as water is needed. ISO insurance rating is a 6 with fire hydrants and a 9 without.
Approximately 80% of our calls are medical calls – Sudden illness, falls, MVA’s (motor vehicle accidents) medical emergencies and assistance to other Departments. We also respond to all calls in the Hinckley MetroParks. This sometimes requires ice and rope rescues due to the year round use of the park system.
Hinckley Fire Department strives to be competent in our abilities, professional in our involvement with the community and persistent in our efforts to provide quality Fire and Emergency Services to the visitors and residents of Hinckley Township.
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