2020 Memorial Day Fish Fry

After careful consideration and discussion regarding the health and safety of our loyal visitors and fire department members and event volunteers, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Bloom Township Fire Fighters' Fish Fry on Memorial Day 2020. This would have been the 82nd year for the Fish Fry.

Due to overwhelming concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the best course of action.

"It's a very difficult decision, but the health and welfare of our supporters and members always comes first" stated Interim Fire Chief Thomas Williams". "The fire department membership is empathetic to our citizens in the loss of so many great events and opportunities to celebrate. We will be looking forward to finding more ways to connect with our wonderful community when things get back to some normalcy," Williams said.

Trustee Jason Smith, who serves as the 2020 Chairperson, also added "It saddens me to know that this long-standing tradition in our community is canceling this year, but it's another necessary step to keep our entire community as safe as possible in this unprecedented time."

Due to the unforeseen future of stay at home orders and other potential guidelines, as well as planning necessary for such a large event, rescheduling is logistically impossible for 2020.

Interim Chief Williams Contacted Mayor Sandine of Lithopolis and the two agreed that this was the best course of action.

We hope we have the opportunity to make the 2021 Fish Fry Better than ever!

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Bloom Township Fire Department, recognized as a progressive leader in providing the highest quality emergency services, is committed to the preservation of life, property, and the environment by effectively and efficiently meeting the emerging public safety and welfare needs of our diverse community. We will accomplish this by maintaining the highest standards of professional service through prevention of harm, surviving the environment, and "being nice"!

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Open Burning in Bloom Township



Your Bloom Township fire department follows guidelines set forth by the EPA for open burning. If you would like to burn in Bloom Township, the fire department will not issue you a permit. We will, however, advise you of the EPA guidelines and acknowledge your call with our dispatch center. Regardless of whether you call the fire department or not, if we receive a complaint by a passer-by or neighbor, we must act and extinguish your open burn. If you burn illegally in Bloom Township or any other area in Ohio, you may be cited and/or fined by the EPA.

Please call the firehouse at 614-837-5530 to notify the crew of the size, type and location of your open burn. You may also stop by the firehouse in Lithopolis to acquire a copy of the Ohio EPA’s Open Burning Regulations. For more information please click a button below:

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