The History of Beechwood Fire Dept. 2010 to present
In December 2010, the department decided to start a Rapid Intervention Team (RIT). This Team is responsible for the extrication of downed and injured firefighters in a structure, due to collapse, entrapment of disorientation. These individuals receive specialized training in how to extricate firefighters from buildings through walls, floors and windows, etc.
In May of 2012 we received a Community Grant from Tans Canada Pipeline to purchase the specialized equipment for RIT
September 2012 we received a grant from DNR for a dual band radio and Wild Land equipment. This radio will allow us to communicate with other counties with different frequencies.