Stories tagged with: fire training

October 6, 2013 - 6:29pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

Firemen went through vigorous training at a fire school demonstration that took place at Zemba Farms Saturday.

Firemen from Dresden, New Concord and Perry Township all worked together to practice extricating people from dangerous situations.

"We're doing some simulations with farm extrication," said Fire Instructor, Mike Bailey. What we have next is a combine that looks like the farmer was in there working on it and it fell off its blocks, so now he is pinned under....

October 5, 2013 - 5:41pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

Firemen from all over the county went to Fire School on Saturday in efforts to prepare for a variety of difficult situations.

Perry Township Fire Department hosted a propane emergency responders class for it students. Instructors say the skills learned at the demonstration are commonly used in real life situations.

"If a house is on fire some place and there is a propane tank in the vicinity," said Propane Emergency Responder Trainer, Bob Herron. The firemen can safely...

April 27, 2012 - 3:34pm
3 years 40 weeks ago

Firefighters had their hands full at the scene of two car fires and a dumpster fire, but it was all part of a training exercise.

The Zanesville Fire Department put on a demonstration for new recruits to practice their skills.  Lieutenant Martin Mercer said the lesson is part of the state requirements.

"The hardest thing to teach them is to be calm and make good decisions under pressure," said Mercer.  "That's what we're doing here.  We're simulating...

May 13, 2010 - 4:53pm
5 years 38 weeks ago

Ohio firefighters and fire investigators got some hands on experience inspecting and learning about arsons.

It's not every day firefighters and fire investigators get to stand around and watch a fire. But Thursday, it was all in the name of learning.

"In terms of the arson fires, this is going to help us in the long run to catch the suspects, determine how it started," said Zanesville Firefighter and Investigator Doug Hobson.

About 30 firefighters from across the...

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