American Legion honors CJFD staff for Outstanding Public Service during the COVID Pandemic Year of 2020
Congratulations to Jillian Smith who was sworn in as The District’s 15th full-time Firefighter/Paramedic on Feb. 22nd.
Governor DeWine mentioned Canfield in his recent update.
CANFIELD, OH, December 17, 2019– Chief Don Hutchison and Deputy Chief Matt Rarick, both of Cardinal Joint Fire District, recently earned the Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association’s Fire Chief designation. To achieve this designation, applicants are measured against a predetermined set of standards. Applications are reviewed by a panel of the chiefs’ peers statewide and voted on by the Association’s Board of Directors.
Hutchison and Rarick join fellow credentialed officers Captains Rob Tieche, Troy Kolar, and Conner O’Halloran, making Cardinal Joint Fire District the first department in the Mahoning Valley to have all members of its command staff credentialed.
The Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association began this designation in 2014 and it is open to chiefs of full-time, part-time and volunteer departments. Measured criteria include experience, education, community leadership, and Fire Service leadership skills. Credentialed officers must renew their credentials every three years.
Food donations for needy families are being accepted at each of the three Canfield Fire Stations up until Thanksgiving. Donations will be distributed in the local area for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thank you for your support!
Chief Hutchison recommends contacting your insurance company since the CJFD’s ISO rating is now a 3.
Pictured left to right are firefighters Brian Blevins, Joe Morell, Shane Uhrain, Gio Melia, Captain Troy Kolar, dispatcher Pam Vizzini, police officer Mark Meshula and firefighter Shawn Fiffick. This group was credited with fast action that saved the life of a cardiac arrest patient in January.