Stories tagged with: Falls Township Fire Department

April 22, 2016 - 3:54pm
4 weeks 5 days ago

Fire officials are still investigating a fire that occurred this afternoon.

Falls Township Fire Department responded to a 911 call reporting a structure fire at 1680 Frame Road in Zanesville. Crews arrived finding smoke showing from the side of the structure.

"Crews made a aggressive attack to put a stop to the fire," said Falls Township Assistant Fire Chief Joseph Hunt. "No injuries. It does not appear anyone was home at the time of the fire. We had...

March 11, 2016 - 1:30pm
10 weeks 5 days ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said the department is investigating a case of embezzlement in a local volunteer fire department.

The Falls Township Fire Department came to the Sheriff's Office in early February after recognizing the possible theft. Lutz said there is a primary suspect but detectives are still in early stages of the investigation.

Lutz said there have been embezzlement cases on a seemingly regular basis throughout his career as Sheriff and he hopes the public...

November 3, 2015 - 4:58pm
29 weeks 1 day ago

A house fire early Sunday morning on Dockray Dr. is under investigation with the State Fire Marshal's Office.

Falls Twp. Fire Chief Joe Hunt said they responded to the call just after 2 a.m. Sunday. Two adults were in the home at the time of the fire but no injuries were reported.

The Chief said it took crews four hours to get the fire under control at the over 5,000 sq. ft. 1 story home.

He said the fire rekindled twice after the initial blaze was contained. Falls...

October 6, 2015 - 5:14pm
33 weeks 1 day ago

Local firefighters took a course in emergency safety Tuesday.

Members of the Zanesville Fire Department, Falls Township Fire Department, and other agencies came together for a trench rescue safety workshop. Zanesville's Assistant Chief, Doug Hobson, said it's pertinent to have these classes, as Zanesville has seen a number of fatalities as a result of a trench rescue or structure collapse in the last 15 years.

"These trenches are opened up all the time, whether it be the...

September 23, 2015 - 6:12pm
35 weeks 6 hours ago

Fire crews responded to the Fairfield Inn at 725 Zane Street Wednesday evening.

The hotel was evacuated after reports of smoke coming from the roof of the building. Once our crew arrived, flames could be seen coming from the attic on the west side of the building.

Firefighters from Zanesville along with mutual aid from Falls Township, Washington Township, and other first responders responded to the hotel around 5:30 p.m.

Zanesville Fire Chief Eric Waltemire says the...

August 20, 2015 - 3:18pm
39 weeks 6 days ago

Good news for The Falls Township Fire Department, as they will soon have some new equipment.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced Thursday that the department is to be awarded a federal grant of more than $115,000, through a program designed to help firefighters and other first responders protect the public and themselves.

"It's a really great feeling to get the phone call that you've been awarded the grant money, it takes a huge weight off of your shoulders, knowing that...

June 24, 2015 - 11:11am
48 weeks 15 hours ago

While working in his basement, a Zanesville man answered his phone.

When he turned back to his work, he said not 30 seconds later, he found flames coming from his wall. 

Dave Coulson said he accidently started the fire when a torch he was working with hit insulation on his wall. He said he immediately called 911 and doused the fire with a bucket of water. 

It started around 9:00 a.m. Wednesday in Coulson's home at 490 S. Samuel Dr. 

The Falls Township...

June 21, 2015 - 6:25pm
48 weeks 3 days ago

The Falls Township Fire Department hosted another successful barbecue chicken dinner today.

The meals have sold out in past years and today was no different. Beginning at 11:00 a.m. people lined up for the dinner.The department sold out of 1,700 chickens in around two hours. The department said they enjoyed getting the chance to do something to give back on Father's Day.

"I'm just excited to give back to the community," said Lieutenant Patrick Stanbery. "It's a way...

June 18, 2015 - 4:16pm
48 weeks 6 days ago

Barbecue chicken dinners are back this Father's day, provided by the Falls Township Fire Department.

$1,700 meals will be prepared by the department and volunteers. Meals include a half chicken, cole slaw, apple sauce, a bag of chips, and a roll. Captain of Falls Township Fire Department Brady Johnson said the meals cost just $8.00 and all the proceeds will benefit the township fire department

"We apply it to a certain area or operation discipline within the department such...

June 10, 2015 - 6:51pm
50 weeks 5 hours ago

A two car injury accident occurred on U.S. Route 40 West and Kopchak Road Wednesday evening.

The call for the accident came in just after 5 p.m. Sgt. Kevin Kelley of the Ohio State Highway Patrol explained what happened.

"A silver 2011 Ford Fiesta was going westbound on U.S. 40 and stopped at the intersection there by Kopchak to turn left onto Kopchak Road.  There was a large truck in the left lane eastbound on U.S. 40 that was waiting to turn onto National Road....

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