Hamel Fire Department

Proven tool for sudden cardiac arrest cases  An alarmed voice calls for help. The voice tells the 911 operator that a family member has collapsed. Emergency responders find an unconscious man on the floor of an upstairs bedroom. He has no heartbeat. The responders immediately begin CPR by hand. Will the man survive? If emergency [...]

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He is a second-generation Hamel firefighter Jeff Ruchti started out as a firefighter with the Hamel Volunteer Fire Department 31 years ago, and now he is the new Hamel fire chief. Fire Department members elected Ruchti to a three-year term on Monday, March 10. They also elected Neil Wolfe as assistant fire chief. Wolfe last [...]

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City to pay HFD $169,400 per year After lengthy negotiations, the Medina City Council and the Hamel Volunteer Fire Department have agreed upon a two-year contract under which the HFD will receive $169,400 in 2014 in operating costs and $60,000 for the department’s capital fund. The council looked at the contract in a study session [...]

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Fire departments in Rockford, Loretto and Hamel are educating school children and adults about preventing and fighting fires in the kitchen during National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12. The Loretto Fire Department will hold its open house from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Fire Station, 259 N. Medina St. (County Road 19) in [...]

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