1938 - 1941
1941 - 1942
First New Pumper
The Department Entered The Rescue Services
Band Radios Purchased
Another Expansion To The Station
Growth of EMT Service
The 1970’s television show, Emergency, set the stage for what was to become the public expectation of emergency medical services. The show depicted a fire department-based paramedic level service. Before this, ambulance transport was provided by local funeral homes with staff who were typically trained in first aid.
In 1976, Lake Township contracted with the three township departments to provide emergency ambulance service. Greentown Volunteer Fire Department immediately began providing first responder service with transport provided by Hartville, Uniontown or on occasion, the funeral home. A core group of interested members were trained at the basic EMT level. With the anticipated increase in calls, a new alerting system was purchased. These were not pagers, but a heavy metal box not made to be portable. Pocket pagers would not arrive for another five years.
Our first ambulance was purchased in 1977, and our first paramedics graduated in 1981.
1988 - 1991
New Fire Department
Growing pains struck again and in 1988 the department decided that it had outgrown the original station.
February 2nd, 1991 marked the opening of a new, modern fire station on Cleveland Avenue. The new building included eight vehicle bays, the chief’s office, meeting room, radio room, storage, and maintenance rooms.
2000’s – Present
With an expanding population and increased call volume the volunteer structure of the department had difficulty keeping up. 2001 saw the beginning of 24-hour staffing. This posed the problem of the need for sleeping quarters and other amenities.
In 2003 the station underwent a major renovation that added male and female bunk rooms, a well-appointed day room and kitchen, more storage, two offices for command staff, work-out room, and large community room.