Stories tagged with: Red Cross

December 6, 2010 - 6:22pm
5 years 37 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire.

The call came in around 3:25 at 332 Brighton Boulevard.  Chief Dave Lacy says the fire department stayed on the scene for two and a half hours until the fire was cleared around 6 AM.  The blaze started in a second floor bedroom.

"It originated around some electricity. Right at this point in time, we are just ruling this as an accidental fire and probable cause of electrical short circuit,"...

November 30, 2010 - 8:21pm
5 years 38 weeks ago

The holidays are here, but so are the hazards.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, each year emergency rooms treat about 12,800 patients for holiday-related injuries. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is offering a few safety tips for homeowners to keep in mind as they begin decorating this December.

"When you're plugging in your Christmas lights, don't overload the electrical outlets because that is just, there is going to be a disaster there," said...

October 27, 2010 - 4:14pm
5 years 43 weeks ago

Emergencies can happen at any time.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says they knew three days earlier that yesterday's bad storm was on it's way.

"Being prepared is 99% communication, we have a great communication system here in Muskingum, Morgan and Perry county. We stay in contact with our EMA directors all the time," said Keeley Warden of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross.

Warden says they are constantly updating their emergency manual and making sure they...

September 27, 2010 - 6:09pm
5 years 47 weeks ago

Do you consider someone you know to be a "Hometown Hero?"

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is accepting applications through October 4th and will pick 12 individuals, ranging from an Education Hero to a Youth Hero.

"We're looking for all those heroes that have gone above and beyond. (They) have made a difference in someone else's life, or someone thinks they've made a difference in the community's life," says Marlene Henderson of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross...

September 19, 2010 - 6:15pm
5 years 49 weeks ago

Area emergency responders are brushing up on their football skills and getting set to take the field in this year's Guns and Hoses Flag Football Game.

The firefighters practiced their play calling Sunday afternoon. They've lost the last two matches and really want to take home the trophy this year.

"We take this real serious. It's time for the hoses to step up to the plate," said Trevor Meek of the Zanesville Fire Department. "We'll make some changes this year....

September 16, 2010 - 10:49pm
5 years 49 weeks ago

The relief effort for the victims continue through the night..

For victim's of the tornado, they had a safe haven at Crooksville High School which was transformed into a relief zone. ***Update***Shelter moved from High School to Crooksville Fire Department****Update

"We felt that it was safe to keep all the people here in the building after that the red cross had contacted me and we decided that we would use this as a spot," says Crooksville Principal, Kasey Coffey...

August 30, 2010 - 5:25pm
5 years 52 weeks ago

While it's been five years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, people are still trying to rebuild their lives and images of the cities they once knew.

An outpouring of local support banded together with people across the country to raise money for basic essentials for those affected.

"All of the grade schools, people that canistered and collected money, it was just incredible. It was an incredible time. When you see people reaching out to other people that...

August 19, 2010 - 6:46pm
6 years 1 week ago

With school only weeks away, one local organization is asking children to be safe.

The Muskingum County Red Cross says that following a few safety tips will help keep your child out of harm's way. Officials say many kids are still in summer mode and may forget simple rules.

"They're not being as observant as they should be and we're the big people here so we need to watch out for the little people," said Director of Health and Safety, Julie Davis.

The...

August 13, 2010 - 12:19pm
6 years 2 weeks ago


It's been hard to stay cool with temperatures in the 90's this week and the Red Cross has some tips to help you stay safe in the heat.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross' Julie Davis said the most important thing for people to do is to drink plenty of water. She said when it's this hot make sure you dress in light colored clothing and stay inside as much as possible.

"If you have to be outside try to limit that. Folks that work outside they need to be able to take frequent...

August 8, 2010 - 6:55pm
6 years 2 weeks ago

The Red Cross is stepping up it's efforts to seek blood donations from the public.

A blood drive was held at the Clarence E. Miller Armory in McConnelsville, where two soldiers say they understood the importance of donating blood.

"You can replenish it, but you know that person in the hospital bed needs it. You stop in give them a little blood, get back in a few days, they get it, it could save their life you know," says Jonathan Taggert, Blood Donor.

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