Stories tagged with: Falls Township Fire Department

June 24, 2015 - 11:11am
1 week 5 days 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
2 weeks 1 day 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
2 weeks 4 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
3 weeks 5 days 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....

March 10, 2015 - 2:41pm
16 weeks 6 days ago

A FEMA grant has allowed the Falls Township Fire Department to purchase a Lucas 2 Chest Compression System.

The Lucas 2 delivers 100 two inch compressions per minute for as long as it is turned on. This is something that Captain Ted Norris said is difficult for even the fittest firefighter to do.

"It doesn't get tired like a rescuer does," Norris said. "Also, it promotes safety in the back of the truck where a rescuer can be seat belted instead of trying to stand...

August 15, 2014 - 11:59pm
46 weeks 3 days ago

 A massive fire broke out around 7:30 Friday evening on coopermill road. 

National Trails Fire Department, Falls Township, Newton Township and South Zanesville all responded to the blaze which destroyed the home at 7240 Coopermill Road.

At this time there is no word on how the fire started or if there were any injuries. It took crews about 2 hours to get the fire under control.

June 15, 2014 - 7:12pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

The Falls Township Fire Department is a winner winner thanks to chicken dinners.

The department hosted their 49th annual Father's Day Chicken Dinner fundraiser Sunday. Dinners including half a chicken, applesauce, coleslaw, chips, drink, and roll were available at all three Falls Township Departments. It's an event that fireman Jacob Waltemire says has been well received by the community.

"They've really enjoyed it and said the chicken's been good. They enjoy coming out here...

June 11, 2014 - 5:53pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

An area fire department wants you to help them be a "winner winner" by purchasing a chicken dinner.

The Falls Township Fire Department is gearing up for their largest fundraiser of the year this Sunday. For seven dollars, you can purchase your meal ticket and help support the department.

"On Father's Day, Sunday the 15th, we have our annual chicken barbeque," said the fire department's Jacob Waltemire.  "We've been doing this since 1965, making...

June 14, 2013 - 4:30pm
2 years 3 weeks 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
2 years 12 weeks 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,...

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