Celebrating 100 Years of Community Service 1907-2007 Celebrating 100 years of service to the people of Yellow Springs and Miami Township Celebrating 100 Years of Community Service 1907-2007

Members of Miami Township Fire Department , early 1960'sIn 2007, Miami Township Fire-Rescue celebrated our 100th anniversary as a constituted Fire Department for the Village of Yellow Springs. That was certainly not the beginning of our history and now entering in to the 21st century is a very exciting time for our department.

Our Centennial celebrations included the entire community and included four events.




  • Community Celebrations
    Public lining up to view the Miami Vally Hospital CareFlight helicopterOn September 15th, the community came to celebrate with us on the grounds of Mills Lawn Elementary School. We all enjoyed great food, fire engine rides, demonstrations of rope rescue, vehicle extrication and car fires. There were antique fire apparatus and a visit by the CareFlight helicopter. Entertainment was provided by two bands and a fire juggling troupe. The evening finished up with a community bon fire.


  • Historical Exhibit
    Our Howe Co. hand drawn pumper c.1895From November 8 to 16 an extensive amount of historical memorabilia was placed on public exhibit at the Noyes Gallery at Antioch College. On display were a vast number of archive photographs and newspaper articles chronicling the departments development and emergency events for over 100 years. Also displayed were antique fire apparatus, tools and equipment, uniforms and more used by the department during its history.


  • Centennial Children's Art Exhibit
    Paintings on display by the children of Yellow Springs schoolsAlso on exhibit at the Noyes Gallery between November 8 to 16 were works of art produced by more than 230 children from the Yellow Springs Community Children's Centre, Mills Lawn Elementary School and others to help celebrate our centennial. The works included drawings, paintings, constructions, mosaics, and an enormous mural, all themed around volunteering, fire fighting and EMS. All the children who participated received a certificate of appreciation personally signed by Chief Altman.


  • Publication of our Miami Township Fire-Rescue 100 Year Anniversary booklet

    Published in conjunction with our Historical Exhibit, this black and white booklet chronicles so much of the departments long history of volunteers serving the Village of Yellow Springs, the Village of Clifton, Antioch College and Miami Township since 1867 with many of the archive newspaper articles and accompanying archive photos that were on display during the public exhibit.

If you would like a copy of the booklet, please contact MTFR. However stocks are limited. Alternatively, you can download a PDF copy by clicking on the image at left.




See our Historical Timeline
1867 - 2007

Celebrating 100 Years of Community Service 1907-2007

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