The Lewis Township Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department recently announced the launch of its new interactive website.
The site may be accessed at www.LewisTwpFD.com, and once there, visitors will have access to the latest department news, incident recaps and photos, department history, fire safety tips and more.
The website was designed and is run by LTFD firefighter Brian Moyer. It will play a critical role in the department's efforts of keeping the community in touch with how taxpayer's money is being used for and showcasing the fully volunteer department's commitment to training and providing the community with fire and EMS response.
The department also may be found on Facebook.
The new website is updated on a weekly basis and will be soon launching a large "Kids Area," where children can safely play fun and challenging games while learning fire prevention and other safety tips.
Lewis Township Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department protects 1,700 people living in an area of approximately 44-square miles. It is operated out of one station that protects the rural area of southern Clay County.
It is a public entity manned by members on a volunteer status.
The station was originally established in 1967 with 19 members dedicated to volunteer service to the community. In 1985, Lewis Fire added the rescue portion to responses.
Lewis Township is one of 11 townships in Clay County. The five unincorporated towns within the township include Bogle Corner, Brunswick, Buchanan Corner, Coalmont and Howesville.
The location of the department is helpful to other agencies as it lends helping hands to four different counties, including Clay, Greene, Sullivan and Vigo Counties.