Tiffin groups raising money for fire safety after recent tragedy - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Tiffin groups raising money for fire safety after recent tragedy

Anna Angel lost her five children and her boyfriend in the recent fire in Tiffin. Anna Angel lost her five children and her boyfriend in the recent fire in Tiffin.
TIFFIN, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Five children and one adult were killed Sept. 15 in one of the deadliest fires in Tiffin in almost 20 years. Now three Tiffin groups are working to prevent such a tragedy from happening again.

Tiffin Firefighters' Local 322 President Rob Chappell got a call last week that set it all in motion. Over a year ago, a fatal fire in Attica took the lives of three children. As a result, the fire department there teamed up with local agencies to hand out smoke detectors to families. After the Tiffin fire, the Attica Fire Department suggested those in Tiffin do the same.

So the firefighters teamed up with Tiffin City Schools and the Seneca County Family and Children First Council to form the Safe Homes for Families – Tiffin chapter.

"Our goal is to raise enough money to, ideally, be able to purchase about 2,200 smoke detectors," Chappell said."Then that will get a smoke detector in each family's house in not only Tiffin City Schools, but also Bridges Academy and Calvert Schools."

There were working smoke detectors in the home of the Angel/Fresch family, but this partnership was formed in hopes of preventing a similar incident from happening.

"This is the start," Chappell said. "If you don't have a good, working smoke detector in your house to alert you that there's a problem and that you need to get out quickly, then there's not much else that we're going to be able to do."

The Attica Fire Department donated the first $1,000, and the state fire marshal's office donated the first dozen smoke detectors. The groups need to raise close to $20,000 to reach their goal.

Donations are being accepted at any Croghan Bank location in the name of Safe Homes – Tiffin Chapter c/o Tiffin Firefighters' Local 322. For more information, email safehomestiffin@gmail.com.

Mobile users, click on the "Video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Neighbors learn about potential drug treatment center

    Neighbors learn about potential drug treatment center

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-04-24 03:12:39 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    Another drug treatment center wants approval from the city, but is getting some push back from neighbors. This one is in west Toledo, on Sylvania Avenue right at the corner on Sylvania and Jackman. The vacant church could house a new drug treatment center. A total of 48 beds for those trying to combat drug and alcohol addiction through an inpatient, residential 30-day program.  "We're looking to bring a glimmer of hope,” said Breanna David, with Byrans Treatmen...More >>
    Another drug treatment center wants approval from the city, but is getting some push back from neighbors. This one is in west Toledo, on Sylvania Avenue right at the corner on Sylvania and Jackman. The vacant church could house a new drug treatment center. A total of 48 beds for those trying to combat drug and alcohol addiction through an inpatient, residential 30-day program.  "We're looking to bring a glimmer of hope,” said Breanna David, with Byrans Treatmen...More >>
  • Construction for first marijuana dispensary underway in Gibsonburg

    Construction for first marijuana dispensary underway in Gibsonburg

    Monday, April 23 2018 8:08 PM EDT2018-04-24 00:08:34 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    Construction is now underway for one of the first medicinal marijuana facilities in the Gibsonburg area. The Standard Wellness Company was awarded one of Ohio's cultivation licenses for medicinal marijuana. Their location is in Gibsonburg, Ohio, as many local municipalities voted to keep facilities out, Gibsonburg wanted the industry. The 50,000 square foot facility is expected to create at least 20 to 30 new jobs. Also, village administration said having another tenant in their ind...More >>
    Construction is now underway for one of the first medicinal marijuana facilities in the Gibsonburg area. The Standard Wellness Company was awarded one of Ohio's cultivation licenses for medicinal marijuana. Their location is in Gibsonburg, Ohio, as many local municipalities voted to keep facilities out, Gibsonburg wanted the industry. The 50,000 square foot facility is expected to create at least 20 to 30 new jobs. Also, village administration said having another tenant in their ind...More >>
  • First Alert 10-Day Forecast: Chance of rain tonight, Thursday

    First Alert 10-Day Forecast: Chance of rain tonight, Thursday

    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    A chance of rain is expected late tonight and Tuesday. A northeast breeze off the lake will make for much cooler weather with highs in the 50s.

    More >>

    A chance of rain is expected late tonight and Tuesday. A northeast breeze off the lake will make for much cooler weather with highs in the 50s.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly