Stories tagged with: Zanesville Fire Department

August 5, 2015 - 4:08pm
26 weeks 2 days ago

 
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...

July 13, 2015 - 8:15pm
29 weeks 4 days ago

Zanesville City Council held their first meeting for the month of July Monday evening.

An ordinance regarding the Fire Capital Projects Fund was up for a first reading. Public Safety Director, Fred Buck told us more about the history behind it.

"This fund is going to be established to allow the money that is received from the rent of the Fairview Road building to go directly into a Fire Capital Fund."

The Fairview Road building was originally intended to be used...

June 30, 2015 - 3:06pm
31 weeks 3 days ago

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,...

June 26, 2015 - 3:56pm
32 weeks 19 hours ago

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...

June 23, 2015 - 6:54pm
32 weeks 3 days ago

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...

June 17, 2015 - 10:43pm
33 weeks 2 days ago

Fire crews responded to a house fire at 1235 Putnam Avenue in Zanesville Wednesday night.

The call for the blaze came in just before 10 p.m.   According to Fire Chief Eric Waltemire, the home has been vacant since the weekend. The fire started in the basement and spread upward from there.

It took crews about twenty minutes to control the blaze. The extent of the damage is unknown at this time, and the fire remains under investigation.

The Zanesville Fire Department,...

May 15, 2015 - 6:23am
38 weeks 1 day ago

The City of Zanesville Fire Department has plans to finish flushing hydrants on Monday. 

Hydrant flushing will take place on the east side of Frazeysburg Road from Northpointe Drive to the city limits including Kenningston Village, Century Lane and all side streets. 

Flushing will take place from 7:30am-2:30pm. Residents in these areas may experience discolored water and reduced pressure. 

It's advised to wait until after 4pm for the water to clear before...

May 14, 2015 - 10:28am
38 weeks 2 days ago

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.

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May 4, 2015 - 7:14am
39 weeks 5 days ago

The Zanesville Fire Department plans to flush hydrants on the east side of Maple Avenue on Tuesday, May 5.

Areas affected include Taylor Street north Winding Way, Dresden Road, Maple Tree Plaza and Walmart including all side streets. Flushing will be from 7:30am to 2:30pm.

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 clear, before doing laundry.

April 24, 2015 - 9:12am
41 weeks 1 day ago

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...

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