Stories tagged with: Kevin Thomas

January 15, 2014 - 2:55pm
2 years 4 weeks ago

A new fire fighting tool arrives in the early morning hours to its new home in Zanesville.

Three firefighters and a city maitenance worker drove the new fire engine all the way from Wisconsin to the Epply Avenue Station where it will be housed.

The new Engine 2, a 2013 Pierce Velocity Pumper, cost $480,000. The new Engine 2 replaces the current Engine 2, which has been in service for over 15 years.

"We had to repair the frame on it twice. The frame has gone bad a few...

October 4, 2013 - 5:50pm
2 years 18 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police and Fire Departments are kicking off Fire Prevention Week with a joint open house at the fire station.

The two organizations hope that the public learns what they are capable of doing for the community, where their tax dollars are going and gain knowledgeable information about fire prevention and crime at Friday's family outing.

"We've got our Jaws of Life we are demonstrating," said Fire Chief, Kevin Thomas. We are doing some repelling...

October 29, 2012 - 4:49pm
3 years 15 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville officially has a new Fire Chief. Kevin Thomas was sworn in as Chief of the Zanesville Fire Department Monday afternoon in city council chambers. While the title hasn't sunk it quite yet, Thomas already has some plans in place.

"We're going to look at everything," explained Thomas. "I mean there's always room for change, there's always room for improvement. An organization that's not improving isn't moving forward."

Thomas says his new...

October 24, 2012 - 9:41am
3 years 15 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...

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