Stories tagged with: Zanesville Fire Department

September 13, 2011 - 5:43am
4 years 21 weeks ago

Residents in the south end of Zanesville may experience issues with their water Tuesday.

The Zanesville Fire Department said they'll be flushing hydrants on the lower end of Pine Street including Norval Park and June Parkway.

The flushing will take place from 7:30am until 2:30pm.

During this time residents can expect discolored water and reduced pressure.

The fire department is advising you wait until after 4pm to do laundry to ensure the water is clear.


September 11, 2011 - 7:04pm
4 years 21 weeks ago

A section of Main Street in Downtown Zanesville was closed off Sunday afternoon as hundreds came to gather and remember the September 11th attacks.

For the second year the community has come together in front of the Muskingum County Court House to show gratitude for their freedom and right to assemble in prayer.

"We believe this nation needs prayer and we need to remember those wonderful firefighters and police officers and EMTs and everybody that everyday has put their...

September 8, 2011 - 8:33pm
4 years 21 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department will be flushing hydrants on the south end of Zanesville starting on September 12th.

Firefighter Kenny Jones says hydrant maintenance is crucial for the fire department, so that when they have to battle a blaze, they don't run into any issues.

"If we show up to a fire, and this hydrant is out of service we don't know, and we need the water and it's not there, it's bad, so this way we keep up with them and know what's going on." said Jones...

September 1, 2011 - 4:18pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

A Zanesville firefighter, along with the owner of the home, were taken to the hospital after a fire broke out at 770 Findley Avenue in Zanesville.

It happened just before 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Zanesville Fire Chief Craig Stemm says it started in the upstairs bedroom. By the time the fire department got there, the flames had a pretty good start. Not only did the firefighters have to battle the blaze, they also had to battle the heat.

"One of our guys got overheated,...

September 1, 2011 - 3:59pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

A tree that caught fire Thursday could now be a danger to surrounding homes.

It happened at about 2 o'clock in the afternoon. When a tree on the property of 50 Green Street went up in flames. Neighbor Lori Carroll was sitting outside her home at the time. She said she saw her neighbor put out his cigarette along the side of the tree and then left.

"He put it out, I didn't see nothing, took my niece laid her down, come back out and the trees on fire," said...

August 12, 2011 - 3:07pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

At the corner of Zane Street and Underwood Traffic slowed down - but only for a minute.

Zanesville Fire Fighters waved down passing vehicles asking them to help "Fill the Boot." This is the second time in recent weeks the crew has hit the street to raise money and awareness of the disease through the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Two weeks ago they raised more than $6,900. Today, they hope to beat that amount - raising a total of $15,000.

"It's a tough goal,...

July 28, 2011 - 7:16pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

A home at the intersection of Woodlawn Avenue and Pershing Road in Zanesville was destroyed Thursday night by a fire.

Authorities were called to 838 Woodlawn around 7 p.m. Neighbors say the home was vacant. Zanesville Fire Chief Craig Stemm says they are still investigating and it's too early to tell if it was a vacant home or if this fire could be related to a string of vacant home fires across the city.

"We'll have to wait and see what else happens, but I don't...

July 27, 2011 - 6:41pm
4 years 28 weeks ago

A Zanesville business suffers major damage after a fire around 6pm Wednesday.

Authorities are calling the fire at Zane Trace Clean Care Uniforms at 763 Putnam Avenue suspicious. According to Zanesville Assistant Fire Chief David Huey the owner's alarm system indicated a break-in that was shortly followed by the fire alarm.

"It's just suspicious given the circumstances," said Huey. "The place was closed and secured and they did have an alarm activation. That's...

June 23, 2011 - 5:10pm
4 years 32 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department said goodbye to two of its members Thursday.

A retirement party was held for Assistant Chief Bruce Burley and Firefighter Herb Michel. Burley has spent the past 24 years of his 30 year tenure in his role as assistant chief.

"I hate to leave, I wish I could stay longer but the time has come to move on and pursue other activities," said Burley.

Burley plans to catch up on a few projects at home. His official last day with the...

June 14, 2011 - 3:27pm
4 years 34 weeks ago

 A new flag was raised as part of an old Flag Day tradition.

The Zane Trace Apartments planted a new American Flag, Tuesday afternoon, in recognition of the Zanesville Fire department. Property Manager, Linda Sowers, said, the tradition began years ago when the National Church Residence wanted to thank their community fire department for their continued support.

"And we dedicated the flag to them on Flag Day," said Sowers. "Because...

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