Vandalia fire department gets needed donation

Fire department gets new CO detectors. (WDTN Photo/ Eric Pointer)
Fire department gets new CO detectors. (WDTN Photo/ Eric Pointer)

VANDALIA, Ohio (WDTN) – Vandalia fire department now has CO detectors on their medic first in bags.

They got the three new detectors thanks to a donation from Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home. The detectors are mounted to the medics bags to immediately let them know when there are hazardous materials in an environment.

“You take the lessons from the Troy incident, and other incidents we’ve responded to that we have found an environment where we have a gas leak or we have a CO leak,” said fire chief Chad Follick. “CO more importantly because its odorless and colorless. It  lets the guys know that,  that hazard is there. Where they would not have known before they had the devices on the bags.”

The fire chief says the had been working on getting the detectors for years, but this donation helped get them faster. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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