GAHANNA, Ohio – The Mifflin Township Division of Fire wants to get to know residents over a cold one – ice cream that is!
Mifflin Township firefighters will be visiting a number of ice cream shops throughout Gahanna this month, and kids and adults alike are invited to check out the fire engine, and to talk with first responders about what they do and how they serve the community. Residents can see a fire engine and visit with firefighters between 6-7 p.m. at the following locations:
Sunday, Aug. 13 Whit's Frozen Custard
Monday, Aug. 14 Rita's Italian Ice
Tuesday, Aug. 15 Dairy Queen
Wednesday, Aug. 16 Coldstone Creamery
Thursday, Aug. 17 Graeter's
Sunday, Aug. 20 Whits
Tuesday, Aug. 22 Rita's Italian Ice
Wednesday, Aug. 23 Dairy Queen
Thursday, Aug. 24 Coldstone Creamery
Sunday, Aug. 27 Whits
Monday, Aug. 28 Graeter's
“We want residents to get to know the men and women who serve Gahanna and Mifflin Township as paramedics and firefighters” explained Mifflin Fire Chief Fred Kauser. “Often, the only interaction we have with people is in an emergency. While we are happy to help during a time of need, it’s even nicer when we can connect with our friends and neighbors in a stress-free setting, and get to know each other over our favorite flavor of ice cream.”
The Mifflin Township Division of Fire serves approximately 36,800 residents in the city of Gahanna and 4,000 residents within the unincorporated township. The division operates from four strategically located fire stations, employing 80 full time firefighter/paramedics, six fire prevention and inspection officers and 24 9-1-1 dispatchers. Mifflin Township firefighters responded to more than 11,600 calls for emergency medical services (EMS) and structure fires in 2016, making it one of the most active and progressive fire divisions in the region.