Stories tagged with: Zanesville Fire Department

October 6, 2015 - 5:14pm
42 weeks 1 day ago

Local firefighters took a course in emergency safety Tuesday.

Members of the Zanesville Fire Department, Falls Township Fire Department, and other agencies came together for a trench rescue safety workshop. Zanesville's Assistant Chief, Doug Hobson, said it's pertinent to have these classes, as Zanesville has seen a number of fatalities as a result of a trench rescue or structure collapse in the last 15 years.

"These trenches are opened up all the time, whether it be the...

September 23, 2015 - 6:12pm
44 weeks 18 hours ago

Fire crews responded to the Fairfield Inn at 725 Zane Street Wednesday evening.

The hotel was evacuated after reports of smoke coming from the roof of the building. Once our crew arrived, flames could be seen coming from the attic on the west side of the building.

Firefighters from Zanesville along with mutual aid from Falls Township, Washington Township, and other first responders responded to the hotel around 5:30 p.m.

Zanesville Fire Chief Eric Waltemire says the...

August 7, 2015 - 5:31pm
50 weeks 5 days ago

Zanesville city leaders appointed a familiar face to serve as new Assistant Fire Chief.

Former Lieutenant Doug Hobson has been named new Assistant Chief of the Zanesville Fire Department. In an emotional ceremony at city hall Friday, family, friends and co-workers gathered for the changing of the guard.

"I had my whole family here, my mom passed away May 24, she's one person that's kind of tough not being here today, but I know that she's with me though, my grandfather...

August 7, 2015 - 11:14am
50 weeks 6 days ago

The Zanesville Fire Department has a new Lieutenant.

Ed Roberts was sworn in Friday in a ceremony at Zanesville City Hall, while surrounded by co-workers, family and friends. Roberts told us he is looking forward to his new responsibilities.

"It means a good deal, been working on it for the past few years, getting ready for it and just looking forward to the opportunity of working with the fire fighters...and just continuing to serve, continuing to work with the guys, we...

August 5, 2015 - 5:08pm
51 weeks 6 hours 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.


July 13, 2015 - 9:15pm
1 year 2 weeks 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 - 4:06pm
1 year 4 weeks 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 - 4:56pm
1 year 4 weeks 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 - 7:54pm
1 year 5 weeks 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 - 11:43pm
1 year 5 weeks 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,...

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