Twp green. firefighters serve pancakes to raise money for protective gear


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GREEN TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – The Green Township Fire Department hosted its annual pancake and sausage breakfast fundraiser on Saturday. Posted: April 24, 2021 / 7:10 AM EDT
/ Updated: April 24, 2021 / 2:28 PM EDT

The product pays for items like protective gear to keep firefighters safe. “We have been volunteers since 1943, and recently we moved to where they get paid per call for training,” said Chief Baird.

This year’s breakfast was organized differently than in the past due to COVID-19, but pandemic changes aren’t the only changes at this station. They are changing the way their volunteer program works to help recruit more firefighters, like Hannah Koran who has been a firefighter and EMT for over three years.

Local fire chiefs address reasons for national shortage of volunteer firefighters “We kind of supplement our budget by raising our own funds,” said Green Township Fire Chief Todd Baird.

“Everyone always made me feel at home and never made gender a problem, so I was very excited that they were throwing me into the firefighters school without thinking about it,” Quran said. . She’s one of the few women at the Green Township Fire Hall, but she said she didn’t feel like a strange woman.

All the local fire stations we spoke to say they are always looking for volunteers and say to give them a phone call if you feel the call to help your community. “Don’t be afraid of it. It doesn’t matter how big or how strong you are. It’s all a question of technique, ”she said. She has given advice to anyone considering becoming a volunteer who might be hesitant.

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