Stories tagged with: Zanesville Fire Department

June 8, 2012 - 9:15pm
1 year 44 weeks ago

A Friday evening fire damages a Zanesville business.

Firefighters were called to 350 Luck Avenue around 8 p.m. When they arrived at the scene flames were coming out the front of Ritchey's Market.

Assistant Fire Chief David Huey says they cannot determine the official cause yet, but discarded smoking materials may be to blame.

"One of the first guys that was up there and started working on that opening said there was an old cigar sitting right there. Something like...

May 16, 2012 - 4:26pm
1 year 48 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department received a new piece of equipment this week...

A brand new 105-foot ladder truck rolled into town on Monday evening, from Pierce Manufacturing out of Wisconsin. The new truck will replace the 1987 ladder truck the department has been using.

"We're glad to have a new truck. The other one was starting to show some age, there was getting to be some maintenance issues with it so... This takes care of that. It'll... Should be good for another 25...

May 8, 2012 - 10:38pm
1 year 49 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department is investigating a fire on Sharon Avenue.

Firefighters were called to 1073 Sharon around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Officials say they're unsure if the fire started on the inside or outside of the structure at this time.

The home was heavily damaged. No one was home when the fire broke out.

March 23, 2012 - 3:54pm
2 years 3 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department is honoring one of its own.

Lieutenant Jeff Jadwin is retiring after nearly 21 years on the job.  Jadwin said it's tough to leave his firefighter family, but after undergoing open heart surgery seven months ago, he said now is the time.

"There's a lot of moments that are memorable, so to pick out one would be tough, because it's a very rewarding career to serve the citizens and try to save lives and property," said Jadwin.

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March 7, 2012 - 11:29am
2 years 5 weeks ago

Day Light Savings is this Sunday and while you turn your clocks forward the Zanesville Fire Department wants to remind you to also change your smoke detector batteries.

It's recommended the batteries in a smoke detector are changed every six months. Firefighter Kenny Jones said it's a simple chore that can be life saving.

"There has been numerous fires where the people have gotten out because of one of these," said Jones. "I mean, your not going to save...

February 14, 2012 - 12:20pm
2 years 9 weeks ago

A fire broke out at a home on Eastman Street, Tuesday morning.

Zanesville Fire Chief Craig Stemm said that they reached the scene at 7:30a.m. The fire appears to have begun in the attic and may be related to an electrical problem. Chief Stemm said it can be common to see fires in this location.

"it can happen especially if you have electrical problems or having problems with your heating system," said Chief Stemm.

While those living at the home were able to get...

February 13, 2012 - 11:29pm
2 years 9 weeks ago

On Monday Zanesville City Council accepted a federal grant to help pay for a new ladder truck for the fire department.

The department announced in Janaury that it was awarded a Federal Emergency Management Agency Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant for $675,000.  The grant will be used to replace a 25-year-old ladder truck.

Council also passed a new rental fee schedule for Secrest Auditorium, which includes a $300 per day increase for organizations that turn a...

January 19, 2012 - 3:00pm
2 years 12 weeks ago

A federal grant is helping the Zanesville Fire Department provide a better service to the community.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced on Thursday that the Zanesville Fire Department is receiving $676,013 for a new vehicle.  Zanesville Fire Chief Craig Stemm said the award is made possible by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

"We actually applied for two different grants," said Stemm....

December 25, 2011 - 6:46pm
2 years 16 weeks ago

Not everyone had the day off from work on Sunday.  Even on Christmas, law enforcement and emergency personnel continue to serve the community.

The Zanesville Fire Department is fully staffed on holidays.  Firefighters work a 24 hour shift every three days, and this Christmas, Kenny Jones said it was his turn to be on duty.

"We're here every day," said Jones.  "We know each other's wives and kids, so we all just get together as a big family."...

November 24, 2011 - 7:05pm
2 years 20 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Fighters were also on the job Thanksgiving Day.

Firefighter Jeff Ball said each Thanksgiving the crew pitches in to cook-up the holiday feast.

"It's kind of our extended family and we're all giving thanks," said Ball. "If you got to be here at the fire departments you couldn't ask for a greater group of guys to be spending Thanksgiving with."

Thursday's meal would feed 13 firefighters- each crew member brought in their...

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