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We are ONE WEEK away from the #MDAKevinHartTelethon NEXT Saturday, 10.24.20 8 PM ET on the LOL Network on YouTube.
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Later today, retired fire chief Scott Skeldon will become the 57th person to receive the prestigious Ohio Fire Service Distinguished Service Award during a brief, intimate Hall of Fame Awards ceremony at the Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association HQ.

Read about his story here:
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Use the link below to donate to our Virtual Fill the Boot.
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There is still time left to help us reach our next fundraising benchmark for Muscular Dystrophy Association. Every dollar counts.

Be a hero and donate today.
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There is still time left to help us reach our next fundraising benchmark for Muscular Dystrophy Association. Every dollar counts. 

Be a hero and donate today.
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There is still time left to help us reach our next fundraising benchmark for Muscular Dystrophy Association. Every dollar counts. 

Be a hero and donate today.
We have set our first virtual Fill the Boot fundraising milestone. 

Please click the link 🔽 to donate and help us reach (or exceed) this benchmark.
For more than 65 years, Fill the Boot has been a strong fire fighter tradition – giving families with muscular dystrophy in hometowns across America hope for the future and support for today.
Be a hero and show your support for Fill the Boot today.
Since 1954, the support of International Association of Fire Fighters has made Fill The Boot a lifesaving tradition. 

Please join your Norwich Township Fire Fighters Fill The Boot
virtually this year to continue to provide critical funds to members of the MDA community. 

Please donate here:
Norwich Township Fire Fighters have collected for Muscular Dystrophy Association through the Fill the Boot program for decades, but this year is different. Since our fire fighters and paramedics can't collect like normal, we are launching a VIRTUAL Fill the Boot fundraiser. Help Norwich Township Fire Fighters help MDA - Please donate here:
Because of the Covid-19 virus and the uncertainty of what is to come over the next few weeks, we have decided to cancel this year's flower sale scheduled for Mother's Day weekend. We hate to do it but we feel that it is the right decision for the safety of our members and the community. We want to thank everyone that has bought flowers and supported us over the years. We look forward to continuing the flower sale next year.
Retirement celebration for Tom Smith.
Registration is now open for our 29th annual Golf Outing benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Mother's Day Flower Sale. May 10th, 11th and 12th at the listed locations.
1918 The International Association of Fire Fighters is Founded. Thirty-six delegates selected from 24 locals gathered to attend the first IAFF convention on February 28, 1918 in Washington, DC. They met at the American Federation of Labor building at 10:00 a.m. to adopt a Constitution and By-Laws for the new union, created for the sole benefit of rank-and-file fire fighters in the United States and Canada . They elected Thomas G. Spellacy of Schenectady, New York the first president and William Smith as the first Secretary-Treasurer, neither of whom stayed on past 1920. The delegates debated on a name for the new organization, deciding between the International Brotherhood of Fire Fighters, the International Union of Fire Fighters, and the International Association of Fire Fighters. They also proposed publishing a magazine for their members, decided the salary of officers, and approved a motion to create a Fire Fighters Fund, to benefit orphaned children of fire fighters. #IAFFhistory
Fifty years ago today, Norwich Township was chartered as a Local Union with the International Association of Fire Fighters. The original nine charter members were John Kesler Jr, James Crandall, Richard Brown, William F Carl Sr, Charles M Lewis, Edwin Fox, Keith McDowell, William F Carl Jr and Russell Sweeney. Local 1723 has grown to 88 current active members.
Some of our members had the chance to beat the heat today and support a local lemonade stand.
Flyer for our annual golf outing benefiting MDA.
Eat Wings, Raise Funds....BW3's is helping raise funds for Get Behind the Badge - Officer Sean Johnson on June 6th. There are 8 locations participating: Graceland, Lane & High, Whitehall, Dublin, Gahanna, Circleville, Powell and Georgesville. Stop by and grab some lunch or dinner, eat good food while helping out a amazing cause!!
Local 1723 members and family at today's Fill The Boot
This weekend our members will be Filling The Boot to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 

We will be located at the entrance of the Kroger store located at 4656 Cemetery Road.

Scheduled times are as follows:

Friday, August 28th, 2pm-8pm
Saturday, August 29th, 8am-2pm
Sunday, August 30th, 8am-2pm
Flyer for our 25th annual golf outing benefiting MDA.
Retirement Announcement for Lt Don Weaston. Brother Weaston's last duty day will be June 5th. 

Thank you for your service. Congratulations.
As a reminder, our Mother's Day Flower Sale will take place this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please feel free to share this post. Thank you in advance for your support.
There will be a open house on May 6th to celebrate Lieutenant Vic Lantz on his last tour of duty before his retirement. 
During his career Brother Lantz has severed as President and Vice President of Local 1723. We thank him for his service and dedication to the community and our Local. 
The members of Local 1723 wish Brother Lantz all the best in his retirement.
Local 1723 is selling raffle tickets for a 2007 Harley Davidson Road King Classic. Proceeds from this raffle will help to offset legal costs associated with the adoption process by one of our members. Please feel free to share this post and the attached flyer. Contact Local 1723 if you would like to buy tickets.
This is one of the original Norwich Township Fire Stations. 

This building is located at 5321 Norwich Street in Hilliard. 

According to the Franklin County Auditor's website this building was built in 1940. This station was in operation until 1981 when it was vacated by the Fire Department. In 1981 this station and the old Hilliard-Rome Rd station were combined and moved to the (original) fire station located on the Franklin County Fairgrounds property.

This building is still standing today! It has been owned by several businesses since it operated as a fire station servicing the community.
Don't forget to change your smoke detector batteries this weekend.
E-82 crew helping children at Homestead Park beat the summer heat. (5-29-13)
Lt. Bolin & FF Spann take a picture with the kids at Homestead Park in front of E-82. (5-29-13)
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The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

Local 1723 is a labor union that is comprised of and represents all uniformed members of the Norwich Township Fire Department in Hilliard, Ohio.