Every year, a select few fire service members, across the state of Ohio, are honored for their outstanding accomplishments in firefighting.
The individuals recognized by the Ohio Fire Service Hall of Fame, received Ohio's highest firefighting honors. For 2013, The Instructor of the Year was New Concord Fire Chief, Brent Gates, who was humbled by the award.
"I can honestly say, that in the state of Ohio, there is an extreme amount of very good fire instructors out there, or...
A fire engulfed a home late Saturday night completely destroying the structure.
New Concord Fire Department was first on the scene and say that they received a call from a witness who noticed smoke coming from the home on the 10000 Block of Coshocton Road. They arrived at approximately 9:30 p.m. and firefighters say no one was injured and that the family was on vacation in Virginia Beach at the time of the blaze.
One of the oldest homes in New Concord erupted in fire around noon Monday. It happened at 68 West Main Street.
New Concord Assistant Fire Chief Troy Cole says no one was hurt in the blaze and only one person was home. Crews from New Concord, Cassell Station, Perry Township and Falls Township, responded to the fire and took about 10 minutes to get it contained. The cause remains under investigation, but fire investigators say it appears to have started on the first floor.
Friends and Family gathered to say goodbye to a former Fire Chief in New Concord on Friday.
Richard King Cole, Sr. passed away Monday at OSU Medical Center in Columbus after a battle with cancer. The former Fire Chief served in the Ohio National Guard, and was also a former town council member and Boy Scout leader. Current New Concord Fire Chief, Brent Gates, talked about the tradition of firefighting that runs in the Cole family, and what It meant for the Fire Department to...
An early morning fire in New Concord has destroyed a family's million dollar dream home.
New Concord Fire Chief Brent Gates said the 60621 Morgan Road home went up in flames just before five o'clock Friday morning. A driver on I-70 called in the fire which Gates said could be seen from miles around.
"When we left the village and coming out Route 40 to Morgan Road, we could see the house on top of the hill just because of the height of this hill,"...
The New Concord Fire Department held their 52nd annual Fireman's Festival this weekend.
Fire Chief, Brent Gates has been serving for 35 years and said they are forced to be more frugal with their spending with fuel prices tripling since he first began. New Concord Fireman's Association President Jason Moyer said the small activities of Saturday really do make a big impact.
"Oh there's a lot of good stuff that goes on out here. Chicken dinner is really nice, a lot of people...
It is National Fire Prevention Week and to celebrate the New Concord Fire Department invited the community out to tour the facilities and view the equipment. Tonight's event is an extension of the educational programs the fire department is giving in local elementary schools.
"We make bags up of lots of different things (for the elementary schools) and we always have an open house just to show the people who support us the equipment and show them what we are doing, how...