Stories tagged with: Falls Township Fire Department

June 14, 2013 - 4:30pm
43 weeks 6 days ago

They're hosting their 50th Annual Father's Day barbecue this Sunday and they're hoping you bring your family to celebrate the holiday with them.

"Dinner starts at 11 O'clock. Dinners are $7 a piece. Meals include half a chicken, applesauce, coleslaw, a bag of Conn's chips and a snowflake dinner roll from Nickel's," said Lt. Tyler Huber of the Falls Twp. Fire Department.

Huber says the fire department usually raises between $2,000-3,000 each Father's Day. This year, they...

April 10, 2013 - 10:48am
1 year 1 week ago

A mobile home is a total loss following an early morning fire.

National Trails Assistant Chief Steve Dupler said that the structure was fully involved when crews arrived around 3:30 Wednesday morning.

"It looks like it started in the middle somewhere of the mobile home," explained Dupler. "There was some question whether on the initial dispatch whether anyone was inside or not, so we did our best to determine that."

Lisa Ferguson lived in the trailer,...

August 23, 2012 - 9:51pm
1 year 33 weeks ago

A Falls Township home was severely damaged Thursday in a fire.

First responders were called to 2685 Licking Road around 8 p.m.

According to the Falls Township Fire Department, the fire started in the living room. Firefighters say a fan in the room may may be where the blaze began.

The contents of the living room are a total loss and the rest of the home suffered smoke damage. No one was injured in the blaze. The people who live in the residence were not home when the...

May 28, 2012 - 5:49pm
1 year 46 weeks ago

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Larry Waltz's Ohio Pottery store has been reduced to a charred pile of ash and steel.

"I got a phone call at about ten minutes until 9 that the pottery was on fire," Waltz said.  "I was at home, so Jamara and I rushed over here and it was in full flames, we opened the door; smoke and flamed were shooting out, and from there, of course, it's a total loss."

Last night the Falls Township Fire Department...

December 11, 2011 - 8:06pm
2 years 18 weeks ago

The cause of a Saturday afternoon house fire is being blamed on electrical wiring.

Falls Township Fire Chief JD Johnson said the fire started in the basement of the 510 Military Road home shortly after 4:30pm. The fire then extended to the master bedroom where he said a number of Christmas gifts may have been destroyed.

Johnson estimates the damage to be between $25,000 to $30,000.

The family was home at the time but no injuries occurred.

October 6, 2011 - 8:39pm
2 years 27 weeks ago

Area firefighters are thinking pink and supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Falls Township Fire Department is selling t-shirts to raise money for the Cancer Coalition.  Firefighters will trade in their button-down shirts for custom breast cancer t-shirts, and medics will perform examinations wearing pink gloves.  Captain Andy Keck said the fire department is trying to help local breast cancer patients.

"Through the fire department, we're out there each...

July 24, 2011 - 7:06pm
2 years 38 weeks ago

Search crews continue their search efforts in the Muskingum River for the second day after a man who had been tubing with a group of friends went missing Saturday afternoon.

Officials say 41-year-old Troy Hindel of Frazeysburg was holding onto a raft in the river with a group of friends when the person closest to him saw him go under twice, not resurfacing the second time. Witnesses tell fire officials they heard the group yell for help when Hindel went under, who authorities said...

July 23, 2011 - 8:27pm
2 years 38 weeks ago

Search crews continue to scour the Muskingum River after a man went missing who had been tubing with a group of friends Saturday afternoon.

 According to Muskingum County Sheriff Captain Jeff LeCocq, 41-year-old Troy Hindel of Frazeysburg was holding onto a raft in the river with a group of friends when the person closest to him saw him go under twice, not resurfacing the second time. The Dresden Volunteer Fire Department were the first to respond and witnesses tell them they...

July 6, 2011 - 10:26pm
2 years 40 weeks ago

A rollover tractor accident injures one person Wednesday night in Muskingum Township.

First responders were called to 5360 West Shore Drive around 8:45 p.m. A man driving a tractor tumbled down an embankment into the Muskingum River.

"We deployed our boat, put our boat in the water, packaged up our patient from the shore line, took him to the boat dock and that's when we loaded him up and transported him to Good Samaritan Hospital," says Capt. Brady Johnson,...

June 19, 2011 - 5:47pm
2 years 43 weeks ago

Most people know Firefighters can take the heat when battling a blaze, but put an open flamed grill in front of them and watch out!

The Falls Township Volunteer Fire Department hosted their annual Chicken Barbecue on Sunday afternoon. The crew served up about 1,500 chicken dinners. One local resident, Dean Cole, said he makes a point to support the department by coming out with his family each year.

"Its always good, it's half a chicken, prepared to perfection,"...

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