Stories tagged with: Zanesville Fire Department

October 24, 2012 - 10:41am
1 year 39 weeks ago

The news of Kevin Thomas' promotion to Chief of the Zanesville Fire Department hasn't yet sunk in for him.

Monday, the Deputy Fire Chief will be sworn in as the new Chief. The 47-year-old as 21-years with the department and scored the highest on a civil service exam.

"I'm a little apprehensive," said Thomas. "I'm really going to miss being an assistant chief and a turn boss because you're working closer to the men in that way, but I'm looking forward to the...

October 22, 2012 - 5:08pm
1 year 40 weeks ago

Firefighters at the Zanesville Fire Department are training to handle Hazmat situations.

Approximately 45 firefighters will train for forty hours to become Hazmat technicians. Once trained, there will be a 24-hour refresher course every other year. The training comes from Columbus State Community College. Fire Science Technician Jay Louks says Hazmat training could come into play in several situations, including fires.

"Anything that may be burning, released out on the...

October 8, 2012 - 5:06pm
1 year 42 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department is releasing more information from a weekend fire that destroyed a home.

Fire fighters were called to 640 Cliffwood Avenue just after 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon.

Assistant Fire Chief Eric Waltermire said when crews arrived, flames were shooting out of the house.

A guest of the homeowner was asleep on the couch when the blaze started. He escaped without injury.

A vehicle parked in the driveway also sustained heavy damage from the fire....

September 7, 2012 - 10:52am
1 year 46 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department will flush hydrants on the north end of town next week.

Hydrant flushing will take place on Maple Avenue west to Blue Avenue and on Adair Avenue north to Caldwell Street.

Hydrants will be flushed from 7:30a.m. until 2p.m.

The Zanesville Fire Department said residents in that area may experience discolored water or reduced pressure.

They advise to wait until after 4p.m. for the water to clear before doing laundry.

June 8, 2012 - 9:15pm
2 years 7 weeks ago

A Friday evening fire damages a Zanesville business.

Firefighters were called to 350 Luck Avenue around 8 p.m. When they arrived at the scene flames were coming out the front of Ritchey's Market.

Assistant Fire Chief David Huey says they cannot determine the official cause yet, but discarded smoking materials may be to blame.

"One of the first guys that was up there and started working on that opening said there was an old cigar sitting right there. Something like...

May 16, 2012 - 4:26pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department received a new piece of equipment this week...

A brand new 105-foot ladder truck rolled into town on Monday evening, from Pierce Manufacturing out of Wisconsin. The new truck will replace the 1987 ladder truck the department has been using.

"We're glad to have a new truck. The other one was starting to show some age, there was getting to be some maintenance issues with it so... This takes care of that. It'll... Should be good for another 25...

May 8, 2012 - 10:38pm
2 years 11 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department is investigating a fire on Sharon Avenue.

Firefighters were called to 1073 Sharon around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Officials say they're unsure if the fire started on the inside or outside of the structure at this time.

The home was heavily damaged. No one was home when the fire broke out.

March 23, 2012 - 3:54pm
2 years 18 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department is honoring one of its own.

Lieutenant Jeff Jadwin is retiring after nearly 21 years on the job.  Jadwin said it's tough to leave his firefighter family, but after undergoing open heart surgery seven months ago, he said now is the time.

"There's a lot of moments that are memorable, so to pick out one would be tough, because it's a very rewarding career to serve the citizens and try to save lives and property," said Jadwin.

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March 7, 2012 - 11:29am
2 years 20 weeks ago

Day Light Savings is this Sunday and while you turn your clocks forward the Zanesville Fire Department wants to remind you to also change your smoke detector batteries.

It's recommended the batteries in a smoke detector are changed every six months. Firefighter Kenny Jones said it's a simple chore that can be life saving.

"There has been numerous fires where the people have gotten out because of one of these," said Jones. "I mean, your not going to save...

February 14, 2012 - 12:20pm
2 years 24 weeks ago

A fire broke out at a home on Eastman Street, Tuesday morning.

Zanesville Fire Chief Craig Stemm said that they reached the scene at 7:30a.m. The fire appears to have begun in the attic and may be related to an electrical problem. Chief Stemm said it can be common to see fires in this location.

"it can happen especially if you have electrical problems or having problems with your heating system," said Chief Stemm.

While those living at the home were able to get...

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