After 32 years of service Zanesville's assistant fire chief Robert Long is retiring.
Motivated by a tough economy and his father who worked at the station before him, Long found his true calling as a fireman. He says firefighting has changed a lot since his first day on the job, from the gear the men wear to the way they put out fires but through the changes Long says he's made lifelong friends. And that is what he says he will miss the most.
The Fourth of July brings fireworks and the Zanesville Fire Department is reminding you once again to keep safety in mind.
We spoke to Lieutenant Jim Prang who said technically all fireworks are illegal in Ohio even though they are sold here. Many places require you to sign a waver that states you will take them across the border within 72 hours. Prang said there are a few things you can look for that are legal to use.
"Your snap and pops, your twizzlers your sparklers,...
The Zanesville Fire Department is urging boaters to take caution on the water after recent rainfall.
Fire Fighter Greg Brocklehurst said high water means you may not see logs and debris that are visible when water is at a normal level.
"You're going to run into trouble if you're not familiar the river," said Brocklehurst. "There will be different types of snags. There will be logs in there that were showing when the water was at normal level but then when it rises...
The Zanesville Fire Department is looking for your help during their Right for Lights.
We spoke to Lieutenant Doug Hobson of the Zanesville Fire Department who told us they want the public to pay more attention to emergency vehicles with flashing lights and sirens. Hobson said when individuals don't pay attention, it makes things difficult for emergency personnel.
"What happens is we're going on these emergency runs and we may be going like down Maple Avenue where you have...
The Zanesville Fire Department will continue flushing hydrants on the northend of town on Friday.
Crews will be flushing hydrants in the general area of the west side of Frazeysburg Road from Northpointe Drive to the City limits including Gorsky Drive, Kohl’s Shopping Center, Northpointe Mall, Home Depot and all side streets.
Flushing will be from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM.
Residents in these areas may experience discolored water and reduced pressure.
The Zanesville Fire Department will continue its hydrant flushing program on Monday, April 27.
Hydrants will be flushed on Pershing Road on the east side of Pine Street to Muskingum Avenue including Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority and the west of Pine Street from West Main Street to Melrose Avenue, Ridge Avenue, Perry Lane, Ayers Street, Dryden Road and Muskingum Avenue.
Flushing will begin at 7:30am and end at 2:30pm. Residents in these areas may experience...