CWJFD training facility benefits entire region to save lives, raise awareness


CWJFD facility for serves region

By Clinton-Warren Joint Fire District



First responders train for a grain bin rescue at the Clinton-Warren Joint Fire District facility.

First responders train for a grain bin rescue at the Clinton-Warren Joint Fire District facility.


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First responders from across the area trained in grain bin rescues.


Courtesy photos

A grand opening and ribbon-cutting for the CWJFD training facility is planned for this fall.

Stay tuned for details as they become available.

The Clinton-Warren Joint Fire District (CWJFD) was pleased to break-in the newest addition to the Clinton-Warren Joint Fire District Training Facility.

Over the last year, Chief Bob Wysong and district resident/business owner John Settlemyre have been carefully planning a in-house grain bin rescue prop. It was felt that this was a need to bring to the Southern Ohio area, as much of our district is rich with agricultural business.

Through special help from Chief Edward Myers of Goshen Township, StateLine Farm Rescue was reached and a train-the-trainer class was set up. This class was given to not only CWJFD members but other nearby departments.

The goal is to have as many people as possible to teach grain bin awareness. CWJFD wants to educate as many as possible on the subject, and this will allow us to pull multiple instructors to assist with classes throughout the year.

It is important that first responders not only train on this subject but anyone who is around any kind of agricultural supply business. This class can save multiple lives and raise awareness to farm families, and employees.

StateLine Farm Rescue knocked this class out of the park. The passion and drive they have to teach and better educate the future is amazing. They not only bring the passion for teaching but also many years of hands on knowledge, as well as multiple grain bin rescues.

Over 100 years of knowledge was shared between the four instructors from Orangeville, Ill., near the Wisconsin-Illinois state line.

Departments participating in the train-the-trainer class were CWJFD, Blanchester Fire Dept., Wilmington Professional Firefighters Local 3011, Salem/Morrow Fire Dept., SRWW (Sabina Fire Dept.), Englewood Fire Dept., Franklin Twp. (Warren County), Warren County TRT member Dennis Waldbilling, and Goshen Township Fire Dept.

We can’t thank John Settlemyre and Chief Wysong enough for the hard work and dedication put into this project. Multiple people and business assisted with this project and will be listed below. So many people are to be thanked for the hard work and donations. Every day we receive a call for someone wanting to assist.

Again thank you to all assisting as well as future donations. We couldn’t be the best without your help!

We firmly believe at CWJFD that we should be prepared for any incident. This is just further proof we try to go above and beyond to provide a professional and proficient service to not only our district but surrounding districts!

Be on the look out for the grand opening and ribbon cutting this fall. We will announce the date soon and create an event. We have minor issues that will need addressed and are working diligently with supporters to address said issues.

People and businesses assisting with the project include: John Settlemyre, Settlemyre Seed Company, CWJFD Board Members, CWJFD Chief Bob Wysong, Goshen Twp. Chief Edward Myers, Antique Power Club, Cargill, Consolidated Grain, Archer Daniel Midland Company, Merchants National Bank, Aaron Baldwin, Diversified Industrial Services, Doug Morris Millwright Services, Bill Finkbone, Kings Auto and Frame, Patton Concrete, Southwest Ohio Corn/Wheat Growers, Washington Twp. (Warren County), AK Electric, Nick Thomas Excavating, NECAS (Grain Tube), State of Ohio (donations of materials), AES Power Company, Chris Stingly of Stingley Family Farms, Village Of Clarksville, Adams Twp., and Vernon Twp., and the countless others who have assisted or donated to such a great cause! Thank you all!

First responders train for a grain bin rescue at the Clinton-Warren Joint Fire District facility.
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First responders from across the area trained in grain bin rescues.
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CWJFD facility for serves region

By Clinton-Warren Joint Fire District

A grand opening and ribbon-cutting for the CWJFD training facility is planned for this fall.

Stay tuned for details as they become available.