Stories tagged with: Zanesville Fire Department

April 28, 2014 - 8:15am
10 weeks 2 days ago

 The Zanesville Fire Department continues it's hydrant flushing program Tuesday. 

The department said that hydrant flushing will take place on Sunrise Center, Wheeling Avenue, Greenwood Avenue, Marietta Street, Sharon Avenue, Wayne Avenue and all side streets in the area. 

Hydrant flushing will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. residents in these areas may experience discolored water and reduced pressure. 

It's advised to wait until after 4p.m. for...

April 25, 2014 - 8:37am
10 weeks 2 days ago

The Zanesville Fire Department announces that it will flush hydrants on Monday, April 28.

The department said flushing will take place on Lewis Drive, Hall Avenue, Hamline Avenue, Eastman Street, Elm Street, Blandy Avenue, Zane Street and all side streets in the area. It will take place from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

Officials say residents in these areas may experience discolored water and reduced pressure. It is advised to wait until after 4:00 PM for the water to...

March 4, 2014 - 11:31am
18 weeks 1 day 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 24, 2014 - 6:16pm
19 weeks 2 days ago

The Zanesville Fire Department held a ceremony this afternoon to dedicate the new Pierce Velocity Fire Engine to their service.

Station #2 on Eppley Ave. will house the new apparatus. The department is able to continue their day to day missions and better serve the public through this new addition.

"In addition to the administration and council, its really the citizens of Zanesville that makes this possible," said Fire Chief Kevin Thomas. "They are where our...

February 17, 2014 - 3:22pm
20 weeks 1 day 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...

December 19, 2013 - 11:51am
28 weeks 6 days ago

A family is left without a home after a fire broke out Thursday morning.

The fire was reported to 911 at 9a.m. Heavy smoke was seen pouring from the structure at 848 Dryden Road. A woman driving by was the first to witness the fire. She said she saw smoke and circled the block to check the home.

"I was looking to see if I saw any flames anything like that shooting out of the house and roof," explained Witness Certa Wade.

Wade said she saw smoke pouring from the...

December 9, 2013 - 6:28pm
30 weeks 1 day ago

Fire erupted Sunday morning at 19 South Sixth Street, destroying a historic Zanesville building.

Zanesville firefighters battled the blaze for several hours, initially from the inside, until they reached the fourth floor when they discovered most of the floor and roof to the were already burned away.

"At that point, since it is condemned, they decided to abandon and go defensive,” explained ZFD Assistant Fire Chief, Dave Huey. “Instead of risking people inside....

November 13, 2013 - 6:04pm
34 weeks 3 hours 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...

October 29, 2013 - 6:37pm
36 weeks 14 hours ago

Black billowing smoke could be seen on the north side of town around 5:15 Tuesday evening due to a Zanesville plant catching fire.

According to Zanesville Fire Department Assistant Chief, Bob Long, the spot fire occurred at 1700 State Street, formerly known as Brockway Glass, because of a build up of grease on the ceiling of the plant. Now known as Zanesville OI, the plant produces various glass products.

"It's that grease and it's kind of thick, it's from the...

July 8, 2013 - 9:39pm
1 year 1 day ago

Zanesville City Council passed two emergency ordinances benefiting the Zanesville Fire Department at Monday's meeting. One was authorizing the issuance of bonds totaling no more than $485,000 to purchase a new truck, and the other, allowing the department to purchase the new Pierce 1500 CPM Triple Combination Pumper Truck. Fire Chief Kevin Thomas says the addition to the fleet is necessary and urgent.

Thomas said, "The current truck, the frame has been repaired twice. We've...

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