Ross Twp. Historical Society Meeting – May 13th: The next meeting of the Ross Twp. Historical Society is scheduled for May 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at the Ross Twp. Government Center, 4055 Hamilton Cleves Rd. For additional information, please refer to their website at www.rosshistory.com.

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Traditional Push-In Ceremony for New Fire Engine 101

On March 4, 2021 the Ross Township Fire Department dedicated Engine 101, one of their two new fire trucks, with a ceremony steeped in firehouse tradition. The “push-in” ceremony dates back more than 100 years to a time before fire trucks were motorized and operated with horse drawn equipment. In those days, firefighters had to actually push their trucks into the station after a call.  The “push-in” was modified for safety reasons. The 77,000 pound vehicle was not moved with human might alone. There was a firefighter inside the cab backing the truck into the bay at Firehouse #1 on Cincinnati Brookville Rd.