Stories tagged with: The Zanesville Fire Department

June 9, 2014 - 9:30am
11 weeks 5 days ago

The Zanesville Fire Department announces that hydrant flushing will continue within the city Tuesday.

Flushing will take place on the west side of Frazeysburg Road from Northpointe Mall, including Gorsky Drive, Kohl's Shopping Center, Home Depot, and all side streets in the area.

Flushing will take place between 7:30am and 2:30pm. Residents in these areas may experience discolored water and reduced water pressure during these times.

It is advised to wait after 4:00pm for...

April 5, 2014 - 3:47pm
20 weeks 6 days ago

Do you know what to do if a hazardous chemical spill were to happen here in Muskingum County? Well, a HAZMAT crew is only a phone call away.

All members of the Zanesville Fire Department are certified HAZMAT technicians. Meaning when an unknown substance is found, a chemical leak happens or even a fuel spill occurs, the department is dispatched and the HAZMAT crew will take over. They are equipped to handle all types of hazardous materials and situations.

"We also have three...

December 11, 2013 - 6:30pm
37 weeks 3 days ago

Space Heaters warm up our homes, attics or basements but you need to be sure you are using them safely.

You should never leave a space heater on when you are not home and do not place them too close to furniture, cloth or other people.

"They are safe as long as you are using them appropriately,” explained ZFD Firefighter, Donavon Jadwin. “You want to make sure you are following the manufactures recommendations, keeping them at least three feet away from anything...

December 10, 2013 - 9:58pm
37 weeks 3 days ago

The Public Safety Committee Meeting was Tuesday evening at City Hall to discuss important issues at both Zanesville police and fire departments.

Public Safety Director Fred Buck says the meeting serves as a liaison between his department and city council.

"We like to give updates, what we are doing, where we are at, at our departments, and what we need to move forward,” Buck explained. “In case we do need councils backing or approval of what we are doing."...

December 9, 2013 - 11:23am
37 weeks 5 days ago

Demolition continues in downtown Zanesville on a building that caught fire on Sunday.

Zanesville Fire Chief Kevin Thomas said that demolition will continue throughout Monday on the structure at 19 South 6th Street causing a portion of the roadway to remain closed.

Chief Thomas said the fire was reported around 11:30 a.m. Sunday and the vacant four story building was heavily involved with fire in several void spaces.

The fire was battled for several hours with cold...

December 8, 2013 - 5:21pm
37 weeks 5 days ago

Fire fighters at the Zanesville Fire Department worked tirelessly to put out a structure fire on South Sixth Street on Sunday.

At approximately 11 a.m. authorities say that the fire department was dispatched to 19 South Sixth Street in reference to smoke coming from a downtown building. Once at the scene the department determined that the situation was worse than imagined.

"We found this building with smoke, it showing heavy smoke coming from the ground floor up found fire...

December 8, 2013 - 1:58pm
37 weeks 6 days ago

The Zanesville Fire Department is currently on the scene of a structure fire in downtown Zanesville. Falls Township is assisting.

The fire was reported at 19 South Sixth Street. The street is closed from Main Street to South Street. 

A WHIZ crew is at the scene and will provide more information as it becomes available.  Continue to check back for the latest details.

November 30, 2013 - 6:22pm
38 weeks 6 days ago

A drive by took place on Leonard Avenue in Zanesville on Saturday.

The firemen at the Zanesville Fire Department held their first annual Toys for Tots Drive By event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Locals were able to drive through the station and drop off new unwrapped toys in designated bins. Visitors also received a few special treats for their generosity.

"We've got some candy canes and pins and just badges and neat things to hand out to the kids and if they would like to see the...

October 9, 2013 - 5:20pm
46 weeks 3 days ago

A chain reaction accident on Linden Avenue, caused five cars to collide, sending one person to the hospital and closing a portion of the road for a short time Wednesday afternoon.

Zanesville Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene around 3:30 in front of Terry's Tavern and say a silver Ford truck was traveling south on Linden when it struck a red Geo Tracker. The Tracker then smashed into a gold Saturn. The pile-up continued for two more cars. ZFD Assistant Fire Chief Marty...

August 23, 2013 - 5:39pm
1 year 1 week ago

A blaze erupted Friday afternoon at a garage behind a residence on Alfred Street destroying the structure.

According to Zanesville Fire Department Deputy Chief Eric Waltemire, around 3 p.m., South Zanesville dispatchers received several calls reporting heavy black smoke that could be seen for miles on the south end of town. Once crews arrived to the scene, the garage on the Crawmer's property, was fully involved with fire.

"There was a lot of fuel in there, a lot of...

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