New Haven Adams Township
910 Hartzell Road
New Haven, Indiana 46774
1 Hurt in House FirePosted By Jason Imel on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 13:22
Fire heavily damaged a home in the 1000 block of Brookdale Drive in New Haven on Thursday.
New Haven Adams Township Fire & EMS were called to the residence about 8:20 p.m. and saw heavy smoke and flames. Firefighters had the blaze under control in 40 minutes, according to the spokesman.
Three adults and three children escaped the blaze, with an adult male transported to St. Joe Hospital. No firefighters were injured.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Training Calender UpdatedPosted By Jason Hale on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 16:31
All members, be sure to check the calender for all the updated dates of trainings for the rest of the year. Please remember that all trainings are subject to change so please check back often and see if anything has changed. If you have any other questions, please see the training officers for either fire or ems.
Winter Fire SafetyPosted By John Bennett on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 15:02
According to NFPA, between 2006 and 2010, the leading factor contributing to
home heating fires was failure to properly clean creosote, an oily deposit that
easily catches fire, from solid-fueled heating equipment such as chimneys.
- Regular cleaning and annual inspections by a professional chimney sweep will
help keep a fireplace free from obstructions and creosote.
- Among fatal home heating fires, the leading factor contributing to the
ignition of the fires was heating equipment stationed too close to flammable
- Keep all flammable materials, such as draperies, blankets, clothing,
bedding, mattresses, upholstered furniture, etc. at least three feet away from
- Use only paper or kindling wood, not a flammable liquid, to start a fire.
- Use only dry, seasoned wood in a fireplace or wood stove to avoid the
buildup of creosote. Do not use artificial logs in wood stoves.
- If using a gas fireplace, ensure the fireplace vents properly and that there
is a functioning carbon monoxide detector in the room.
- Keep fire extinguishers on hand and know how to use them.
Space heater safety
- When buying a new space heater, make sure it carries the mark of an
independent testing laboratory and is legal for use in your community.
- Use the proper grade of fuel for your liquid-fueled space heater and never
use gasoline in any heater not approved for gasoline use.
- Refuel space heaters only in a well ventilated area and when the equipment
- Plug power cords only into outlets with sufficient capacity and never into
an extension cord.
- Turn off space heaters whenever the room they are in is unoccupied.
- Turn off space heaters when you go to bed each night to avoid knocking them
over in the dark.
Honoring Chief William F. KinseyPosted By Daniel Basting on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 21:00
William F. Kinsey, 80, passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, he worked as a Business Owner with B and K Insurance for 23 years. He was a member of American Legion Post 47; Masonic Lodge, Mizpah Shrine Scottish Rite; and Washington Twp FD for 8 years, St. Joe Township FD for 43 years. He was a volunteer Fire Chief for 8 years and Chief Investigator 25 years; New Haven and Adam's Township Volunteer Fire Department; and Chief Fire Investigator. He was a founder and past President for 20 years for F.A.S.T; also a member of the Indiana Arson and Crime Association; International Association of Arson Investigators; Public Relations Director; 14 years of the Indiana Volunteer Fireman's Association and Treasurer for 4 years. . He was a Korean War Army Veteran. He enjoyed spending time with his boys helping with the Boy Scouts; attending Wild Cat and St. Joe Little League games; and was an avid bowler. He also enjoyed collecting Fireman memorabilia. Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Kinsey of Fort Wayne; son, W. Peter Kinsey, and Alan (Sara) Kinsey both of Fort Wayne; ; grandsons, Ryan W. Kinsey, and Dalton T. Kinsey; step-daughters, Jan Belknap of Orlando, FL, Sandra LaGasse of Port Charlotte, FL; step-sons, Mark (Sharon) Sexton of Melbourne, FL, Scott (Nancy) Sexton of Rye, CO; and several step-grandchildren. William was preceded in death by his parents, Wilford and Adeline L. Kinsey Sr., first wife, Jean Kinsey brother, Wilford E. Kinsey Jr. Service is 2 pm, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at D. O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 2 to 5 pm and 7 to 9 pm Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial in Concordia Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the I.V.F.W. Scholarship Fund.
William F. Kinsey
Married Jean E. (Heaston) Kinsey May 5, 1951
Sons: Peter & Alan - Grandsons Ryan & Thorn
Resident of Allen County 1932 to present
Graduated FT. Wayne Central High School 1950-4 year Honor Roll
-National Honor Society - Varsity football letterman
Serve U.S. Army 1952-54
Semi-truck driver 10 years
Entered life & health insurance sales 1959 C L U Part I & II
Owned B & K Insurance Agency 1970 - 1993
Employed by T.R. Downey Ins. As Client Support instructor 1993-2000
Volunteer Firefighter Washington Twp-1948-50 St. Joseph Twp. 1956-1999
New Haven Adams Twp. 1999- present
Fire Chief St. Joseph Twp. 8 years Chief Fire Investigator 25 years
Founder Fire & Arson Specialized Team 1978 President 1978-1999
Certified Fire Investigator I.A.A.I
Master Firefighter Certified by State of Indiana: Arson Investigation, Tactics,
Aircraft Rescue, Instructor II-III
Appointed by Governor Orr to Commission on Firefighting Personnel Standards &
Education 1984 - Served as Chairman 1984-1992
Awarded Fire Marshal's Meritorious Service Award 1986
Awarded Governor's Meritorious Service Award 1989
Firefighter Ambassador to Eastern Europe I.A.F.C. People to People delegate 1989
Firefighter of the year: Optimist Club Respect for Law 1979
American Legion Post 47 1981 & 1984
American Legion District 4 - 1984
Allen County Fighters Assoc. 1980
St. Joseph Twp. Fire Dept. 1983
Midwest Award I.V.F.A. District 4 1996
Midwest Award I.V.F.A. District 6 1999
Sherlock Award by Mutual Insurance Co.'s Assoc. 1997
President's Award I.V.F.A. 1988
F.A.S.T award 1988 & 1998
Mr. I.V.F.A. 2000
I.V.F.A. Public Relations Director 1983-1997
I.V.F.A. Secretary - Treasurer 1998-2000
I.V.F.A. Life Member
Delegate National Volunteer Fire Council 1999-2000
Coordinator N.E. Indiana Fire Services Institute
Coordinator N.E. Indiana Chapter # 14 I.A.A.I.
Alumni National Fire Academy - Member American Legion Post 47 - Masons - Shrine
1980-84 - Board of Director Fort Wayne Fire Fighters Museum
Monroeville Liquor StorePosted By 52 on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 19:12
Monroeville FD, Woodburn FD, and Hoagland FD responded to a structure fire in a Liquor store in downtown Monroeville. First due units found heavy smoke coming from the front of the structure. Command requested ladder trucks from New Haven and Decatur fire departments. Crews made an aggressive interior attack that kept the fire from extending into an attached pizza place. The 2 ladder trucks set up for aerial operations, but were not needed and quickly released from the scene.
Fire Safety Alert - Mulch FiresPosted By John Bennett on Friday, June 01, 2012 at 11:16
Enter Article Body Here...Fire Safety Alert
Help Prevent Mulch Fires
We want to remind residents
to use caution and common sense when it comes to landscaping mulch. Each year
during the spring and summer months, hundreds of mulch fires are reported
across the nation. These fires start out small and undetected, but can
eventually grow into a devastating fire causing major damage to homes and other
Typically, mulch is piled too
deeply, more than a few inches, can build up heat and spontaneously catch fire.
Another problem is decorative lighting. If lights are installed too close or
inside the mulch, they can heat up and catch fire. As the fire starts in the
landscaping mulch, it quickly spreads into the shrubbery and then into the home
or building. Other contributing factors include below average rainfall,
extremely dry conditions, warm weather and abnormal winds.
However, the most common
cause of mulch fire is human carelessness through discarding of smoking
products. Cigarette and cigar smokers often discard lighted smoking materials,
including matches, into the landscaped areas as they enter and/or exit a
building. So, please take extra precaution when smoking around landscaping
To help prevent a mulch
fire, please follow these safety tips;
Become aware of
this fire safety problem and use smoking materials responsibly. Use only
approved receptacles for matches and cigarettes
hot and dry spells allows mulch fires to start more readily
Report any smoke
of fire in a mulch bed via 911
Maintain at least
18 inches of clearance between the edge of the mulch and any combustible
building materials, such as exterior vinyl siding and decks
Keep mulch beds
as moist as possible.
information contact the New Haven Adams Twp. Fire Dept. at 910 Hartzell Road,
New Haven or by calling 493-7500
NREMT- AffiliatedPosted By EMS - Board on Saturday, March 03, 2012 at 05:00
New Haven EMS is now affiliated with the National Registry of EMT's, what this means is a more effective process for recording and reporting your in-service hours.
If you are a NREMT at any level, what you will need to do is go the the NREMT web site, join as a member (FREE), very easy process, takes only a few minutes, once you have done this, let Dave Bard know, the NREMT will be sending him (as training Captain) a approval request e-mail, with this approval request, the NREMT is asking the this person a member with New Haven EMS.
Then all you do is record your training, then when it comes time to recert, you just do it on line, then Dr. Dykstra and New Haven signs your in-service for electronic, then as Batman sorry not Cartman would say "Bing Bang Boom" your done.
Paramedic Mega-Codes, April 2012Posted By EMS Board on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 05:00
Paramedic Mega-Codes will be Sunday, April 15th. Time to still be set, keep watch for a sign-up sheet to be posted at the station
February EMS TrainingPosted By EMS Board on Wednesday, February 01, 2012 at 05:00
Training dates are Monday 20th starting at 9:00am or Tuesday 21st starting at 7:00pm or Wednesday 22nd starting at 7:00pm. Topic will be AHA CPR Healthcare Provider Recert
January EMS TrainingPosted By EMS Board on Sunday, January 01, 2012 at 05:00
Training for January 2012 will be Monday 16th @ 9:00 or Tuesday 17th @19:00 or Wednesday 18th @ 19:00. All sessions will be at Base 10
Reminder: EMT-A's and Paramedic's you must submit proff of advanced skill's
Fire Fundraising CommitteePosted By 39 on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 04:00
Anyone interested in serving on the fundraising committee should contact FF Jeff Schwartz at 740-2886 or email@example.com. The committee meets next on Sunday the 23 at 1500 hours at Base 40.
EMS TrainingPosted By Captain Bard on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 04:00
Remember all EMS Volunteers, You are responsible to receive one hour of inservice a month!
EMS Board e-mail addressPosted By EMS Board on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 04:00
With the goal of open communication, the EMS Volunteer Board has created a board e-mail account. The goal of this account is to allow a more open means of communication for all parties involved. Also all official department e-mails will be sent from this account, rather than the personal accounts of board members as done in the past
The e-mail address is “firstname.lastname@example.org”
New Website for Indiana Firefighter Training SystemPosted By 39 on Tuesday, September 06, 2011 at 04:00
The Indiana Firefighter Training System has launched it's new website with a wealth of information. You can access it at www.indianafiretraining.com. If you were previously registered on the site, you will need to re-register.
Check out the District 3 thumbnail and the upcoming classes in the area. http://www.indianafiretraining.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=15&Itemid=237
NFFF Golf OutingPosted By Chief Bennett on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 04:00
Golf outing raises money for fallen firefighters' families
Money for National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Updated: Friday, 12 Aug 2011, 6:53 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 12 Aug 2011, 7:58 AM EDT
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - The first fundraiser of its kind in Indiana on Friday supported the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).
There were 34 teams for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament, but the day was about much more than golf.
"The reason we're doing this, the reason the foundation exists, is for the brothers from Waterloo, the brothers from Muncie and every place else. To think that it doesn't happen here, you don't have to look very far," Ed Lytal, the EMS chief for New Haven/Adams Township Fire and EMS and the golf outing organizer, said.
Thanks to Wane TV for the great coverage
Posting information to this websitePosted By 39 on Monday, August 08, 2011 at 04:00
If you have anything that you'd like to see posted to this website, i.e. events, classes, information, etc. contact FF Kevin Hubbard by phone, text, or e-mail at 260-413-1603 or email@example.com. Also, the content must be approved by the Fire Chief.
Monthly EMS TrainingPosted By EMS Board on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 04:00
The EMS Board, Chief Lytal and Captain Bard had a meeting to attempt to form a montly training program that would allow all members the oppertunity to attend.
The outcome of the meeting was, starting August the EMS will start having training in the same format as the Fire Department. What this means is that during the third week of the month there will be offered training at 3 different days and times. Training will be offered Monday's at 9:00 am. Tuesday at 19:00 pm and Wednesday at 19:00. All 3 sessions will be the same topic, however there could be a different instructor each day, you will need to attend only ONE session, not all 3 sessions.
It will be required that ALL members attend one of these training per month. If a member is unable to attend the monthly training, they will need to let a member of the borad know in writting. All the board members have provided their e-mail addresses.
As we all know the arena of pre-hospital care is changing and growing daily, to keep New Haven as a leader in pre-hospital care, training is a key element.
An open inventation to all members of the Fire Department has been made, this will be a good way to gain in-service hours needed to keep their certifications current.
Any questions please let any member of the board know.
Monthly Aduit & ReviewPosted By EMS Board on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 04:00
As we all know Dr. Dykstra has a Audit & Review once every quarter, that is on the second Sunday of the month at 5:00 pm right after the general body meeting.
Now the NEW ADDED Audit & Review's
Troy Ebert has offered to do a Audit & Review on the other months that Dr. Dykstra does not do his. Troy will do the Audit & Review on the Sunday that "A" Shift works at 7:00 pm. Now some will ask what day of the month is this, it will be up you to look on the calender and see what Sunday is a "A" shift. Also some might ask what if there are two "A" shifts in a month ? Troy will do the first Sunday of the month.
So there could be up to 24 hours of Audit & Review offered every year, there should be no reason why anyone will need to go to Chief Lytal and say "I do not have enough Audit & Review hours for my certification"
This education for Audit & Review has also been given to all members of the Fire Department
Hope this is as clear as mud and not to confusing
EMS Training OpportunitiesPosted By Captain Bard on Friday, July 22, 2011 at 04:00
Due to incresed interest in EMS Education, There will now be at least four opportunities a month to receive training. Check with your station and Officers for more information!
Open Burning RegulationsPosted By 5 on Wednesday, June 01, 2011 at 04:00
OPEN BURNING REGULATIONS
The following are regulations concerning Open Burning applicable within the City limits of New Haven (Ordinance G92-22) and outside city limits (IC 13-1-1 and IC 13-7-4) known as the Indiana Air Pollution Regulations.
1. Fires celebrating authorized school pep rallies.
2. Fires celebrating scouting activities
3. Camp fires
4. Residential burning in non-combustible containers
5. Farm burning, wood products derived from farming operations
Note – clearing operations are NOT considered farm burning.
The above exceptions are subject to the following restrictions;
1. Only wood products shall be burned
2. Fires shall be attended at all times until completely extinguished
3. If a fire creates an air pollution problem (excessive smoke), a fire hazard or a nuisance, they shall be extinguished.
4. All burning shall occur during daylight hours.
5. No burning shall be conducted during unfavorable conditions such as temperature inversions, high winds, air stagnations and dry conditions.
6. Locations of burning must NOT be less than fifty (50) feet from any structure or fifteen (15) feet from any structure if an approved container is used.
7. No burning is permitted in apartment complexes or mobile home parks.
8. No burning on any commercial or industrial property.
C. Products that are illegal to burn
1. Any petroleum products
2. Any rubber products
3. Use of flammable liquids to start a fire
4. Burning of copper wire
5. During construction or demolition of structures
6. NO GARBAGE, LEAVES OR GRASS
Reminder – The City of New Haven provides leaf pick-up, so there is no need to burn leaves
1. Open burning means the combustion of any matter in the open, or in an open dump where products of combustion are emitted into the open air without passing through a stack or chimney, or combustion occurs in a device other than an approved incinerator.
2. Approved container means a container that can withstand a temperature of 1500 degrees Fahrenheit with a mesh covering with openings no larger than ¼ inches square.
Note – typical 55 gallon barrels DO NOT meet this definition.
3. Products that are to be burnt must have originated on that premises.
1. Any violation of this ordinance is subject to a fifty ($50.00) dollar fine per occurrence.
1. Enforcement of this ordinance can be carried out by the New Haven Police Department, New Haven Adams Township Fire Department, New Haven Code Enforcement Department, Allen County Health Department, Allen County Sheriff’s Department and the Director of Allen County Environmental Management.
Special Note – Be aware of your neighbors, some have breathing difficulties, some are sensitive to smoke, some have clothes hanging on the line, windows open, BE COURTEOUS AND BE RESPONSIBLE.
For more information;
New Haven Police Dept……………………..748-7080
New Haven Adams Twp. Fire Dept…………493-7500
New Haven Code Enforcement……………...748- 7060
City of New Haven Fireworks OrdinancePosted By 29 on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 04:00
In accordance with New Haven City Ordinance G-07- 04
Consumer fireworks purchased from this site may only be used, ignited or discharged on the following dates and times;
June 29, 30, July 1, 2, 3, 5,6,7,8,& 9th...between the hours of 5:00 p.m. to 2 hours after sunset;
The day before Memorial Day, Memorial Day, July 4, day before Labor Day and Labor Day between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12 midnight and December 31 and January 1 until 1:00 a.m.
Fireworks may not be discharged at Parks, Playgrounds, School Property, Church Property, Public Street, Alley, Sidewalk or Parking Lots, without the express written consent of the owner.
Violation may result in a fine not to exceed $ 500. for each separate offense.