Stories tagged with: washington township fire department

May 4, 2011 - 12:41pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

Taking mom out for Mother's Day this Sunday is as close as your local firehouse.

Since the 1970's the Washington Township Fire Department has held their chicken barbeque. Rain or shine the firefighters will light up the fire pit in the wee hours of the morning in order to start cooking the chicken.

"We start cooking chickens at 4a.m. We call that the pit crew," joked Washington Township Fire Chief Gene Hanning. "They're up there and doing their thing so that we're...

February 16, 2011 - 11:08pm
3 years 28 weeks ago

Fire severely damages a home in Washington Township Wednesday night.

The mobile home at 325 North Pleasant Grove Road sits just behind Goff Trucking. It caught fire around 9:30 p.m.

According to the Washington Township Fire Department, one person was inside at the time of the fire, but they were able to get out and appear to be uninjured.

Firefighters on the scene say the damage to the home was contained mainly to the inside of the home and it's likely a total loss....

December 13, 2010 - 8:39pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

A man is left homeless Monday evening after a fire in Washington Township.

According to Washington Township Fire Chief Gene Hanning, the homeowner came home from work to find house at 3145 Lisa Lane ablaze. Upon arrival Hanning says firefighters found the living room on the second floor was on fire, leaving it heavily damaged and the rest of the house smoky. Hanning says Red Cross assistance wasn't needed, and instead the homeowner will be staying with family.

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August 30, 2010 - 8:00pm
4 years 3 days ago

An accident on Interstate 70 shuts down both Westbound lanes for almost a half hour, and sends one woman to the hospital.

It happened around 6 p.m shortly before the Adamsville exit. Trooper Adam Mckenzie of the State Highway Patrol says a white Mazda with New Jersey plates was traveling West on the interstate.

"It traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment, and then traveled back onto the roadway into the left lane where it struck a semi. It then came...

June 26, 2010 - 5:26pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

Get out the wax and shine. Car enthusiasts rolled out in some classic rides.

The Washington Township Fire Department held their annual car show which raises money for the volunteer fire department.

"I can't say enough about the community. We have a great support from them. We're very fortunate for that. Everything we've ever done whether it's a car show, the barbecue, anything they back us up 100 percent," says Washington Township Fire Department President, Adam Siddle...

May 9, 2010 - 3:29pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

It's a Mother's Day tradition that the Washington Township Fire Department has held for more than 50 years, and people were lining up to get a taste of some grilled chicken.

Firefighters came in around four a.m. to prepare 14 hundred chicken halves, which they got locally from Phillip's Meats. So what makes that chicken taste so good?

"I don't know. I don't eat chicken. I'm going to have a steak after a while. So, 1,400 dinners and one steak, " says Fire Chief Gene...

May 7, 2010 - 5:36pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

If you would like to give your mom a great meal on Mother's Day, there's a local organization who can help.

The Washington Township Fire Department will host it's annual Mother's Day Chicken Dinner this Sunday at the fire department. Fire Chief Gene Hanning says they're busy each year, selling about 1,400 dinners.

"We most generally sell out, but sometimes we don't depending on the weather and what everybody has going on that weekend," said Hanning.

Chief Hanning...

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