The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Local News

June 16, 2013

Firefighters compete in Geneva-on-the-Lake

GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE — A small, but hearty crew of firefighters battled it out Saturday afternoon at The Landing during the 6th Annual Firefighters’ Roundup.

A large ball hung on a rope was the means of competition during the games that included firefighters from Trumbull County and Plymouth Township.

“Two of the ladies from our department (came last year). They told us all about it,” said Josh Newton of the Burghill Vernon fire department

The event is organized and sponsored by Old Firehouse Winery said Josh Newton of the Burghill Vernon fire department located near the Pennsylvania border in Trumbull County.

Brook Hall, of the Old Firehouse Winery, said the event is meant to give back to firefighters and the community, he said of the event that had less competition this year.

“We don’t have a big turnout today, but we have a lot of vendors,” he said.

Family and friends gathered around the hoses as firefighters battled it out in a two out of three competition

Hall said Plymouth Fire Department brought a tank with water. “Everybody kind of pitches in,” he said.

A parade kicked off the event with five fire departments participating.

Hall said the event will continue next year and a group of firefighters have agreed to help plan the event and encourage more participation.

Jonathon Richardson, of the Plymouth Fire Department, said representatives from the department have participated during all six competitions.

“We just enjoy competing with the other fire departments and having a good time,” he said.

Richardson said there are cross-over benefits to the competition as well. “It teaches you hose control,” he said.

Text Only
Local News
Canoe Race and Ashtabula Easter Events
Good Friday Cross Walks and Easter Egg Hunts
Spring Comes Alive
Ashtabula Spring Cleaning
The Taping of the Teacher: A sticky Sitation
Saturday Fun in Ashtabula County March 22, 2014
American Red Cross Ashtabula County Heroes Breakfast
Rotary Club Dodge Ball Tournament
18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Geneva State Park
End of year weather extremes
Christmas 2013
Harpersfield Barn Fire
Route 11 Rescue Plymouth Township
Ashtabula Fire
House Ads
AP Video
NDN Video
Viral: It's Not Pitbull - It's Amy Poehler! Stephen Colbert Tells David Letterman His Plan for 'Late Show' Recycling Highlights for Earth Day Peeps Launched into Outer Space NYPD's Twitter Request For Photos Backfires New HBO Go Commercials Capture Awkward Family TV Watching Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Rise of the Milkbots Jenna Dewan-Tatum Strips Down TRENDING: Brian Williams Raps 'Gin and Juice' on ‘Tonight Show’ Middle School heroes rescue students from burning bus WHOPPER OF FISHING STORY: Florida man catches massive Mako shark Maks Chmerkovskiy's "DWTS" Meltdown The many faces of Mike Woodson Ape Builds A Fire And Toasts Marshmallows In Amazing BBC Video Manchester Utd sack manager David Moyes "RHOA's" Dramatic Brawl High school, College Drug Ring Busted In Montgomery County High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Raw: Keflezighi, Jeptoo Win Boston Marathon