Stories tagged with: Fire Prevention

October 30, 2013 - 7:40pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

Last weekend there were 15 fires in the Red Cross' central and southeastern Ohio region. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross Executive Director Marlene Henderson says almost $10,000 was spent in assistance on the 82 people whose homes caught fire. Henderson says winter is a peak time for fires and wants to remind people to be cautious.

"Usually this time of year what we see is alternative heat sources," said Henderson. "Unfortunately it got cold very fast and stayed cold...

October 3, 2013 - 4:23pm
2 years 30 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire and Police Department's want to show you where your tax dollars are going and they're inviting you to their Zanesville Safety Center Open House Friday afternoon.

"It's the kick-off to Fire Prevention Week so we wanted to open up the whole public safety center," said Lt. Doug Hobson of ZFD. "Next week throughout the nation is Fire Prevention Week so we just want to open up to all the public and let them come down and see what their tax payer money is...

November 27, 2012 - 4:15pm
3 years 22 weeks ago

As we begin to decorate for the holiday season, Zanesville firefighters want you to remember safety precautions to prevent house fires.

When you are decorating the outside of the home, be sure you are using lights specifically for the outdoors. Locally, firefighters say it's important to look at how the lights are marked.

ZFD's Jordan Irwin said "They should be labeled from a nationally recognized testing laboratory, like underwriters laboratories. The lights will have a...

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