Published: Thursday, October 11, 2007
POLAND Joint Fire District
At Wednesday's board of trustees meeting for the Western Reserve Joint Fire District at the Poland Township Government Center, district officials handled these matters:
Discussed the status of the purchase of radios, pagers and repeater devices the district is administering for 17 fire departments. About 98 percent of the equipment has been ordered and most paid for through an $800,000 federal grant, noted Pete Johnson, the district's fiscal officer. The radios and other devices should improve communications within a fire station and between departments, Johnson continued, adding that roughly 80 percent of the cost is being picked up through the 2006 grant. Johnson said he hopes most of the equipment will be ready by year's end.
Appointed as probationary firefighters John Moore of Lowellville and Jamie Boerio of Poland, effective immediately. Both will undergo a one-year probationary and training period, Chief David Comstock noted. Boerio will work at Fire Station No. 91 on state Route 170 in Poland; Moore will be at Station No. 93 on South Hubbard Road, the chief said.