Stories tagged with: TRENT ABRAMS

January 7, 2015 - 4:44pm
19 weeks 2 days ago

With the temperatures reaching unbearably low numbers most people are planning to wait out the cold indoors. However, if you're a firefighter, staying in isn't always an option.

The winter months can be a particularly tricky season for the Zanesville Fire Department. Firefighters are often out in freezing temperatures dealing with water, but the cold water doesn't just cause problems during a fire, it makes clean up particularly tricky.

"Basically as long as water is flowing...

March 4, 2014 - 11:31am
1 year 11 weeks ago

The time to spring clocks forward an hour is quickly approaching.

During this time it's also important to check the batteries in a device that could save you or your family.

"Saving your life can be as simple as just changing your smoke detector battery twice a year during the time change," said Zanesville Firefighter Trent Abrams. "It's just good to update that to know that you have good batteries in your smoke detector."

If you have gas appliances in...

February 17, 2014 - 3:22pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

The return to warmer temperatures later this week may sound good right now, but it could lead to flooding in some areas . The Zanesville Fire Department is asking area residents to stay alert.

Zanesville Fire Fighter, Trent Abrams says it does not take much flooding to cause serious problems.

"Six inches of water in enough to take a human being and a few feet of water can take away a vehicle. My suggestion is if you see flash flooding occurring don't drive you vehicle...

November 30, 2013 - 6:22pm
1 year 24 weeks ago

A drive by took place on Leonard Avenue in Zanesville on Saturday.

The firemen at the Zanesville Fire Department held their first annual Toys for Tots Drive By event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Locals were able to drive through the station and drop off new unwrapped toys in designated bins. Visitors also received a few special treats for their generosity.

"We've got some candy canes and pins and just badges and neat things to hand out to the kids and if they would like to see the...

November 13, 2013 - 6:04pm
1 year 27 weeks ago

This Christmas, an organization called Toys for Tots is collecting new Christmas presents to give to local children. Toys for Tots Coordinator Opal Lambert says she has received requests from area churches, schools and other organizations for over 4,000 presents, which is double the amount needed last year. Lambert is asking the community to help make the toy drive a success and to help every child have a Merry Christmas.

"The need is real," explained Lambert. "I know...

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