Stories tagged with: Zanesville Fire Department

February 20, 2015 - 3:37pm
1 year 27 weeks ago

The winter months are typically the busiest for firefighters because of unsafe heat sources.

As we are in the midst of some of the coldest temperatures of the year some people have begun to use alternative sources of heat such as stoves and space heater.

"Unfortunately we've been on a few scenes lately and we've gone in the house feels quite warm, we walk in and their electric stove, gas stove, is going full tilt. That's not a good source of heat," said Zanesville Fire...

February 17, 2015 - 6:35pm
1 year 27 weeks ago

Firefighters are not at liberty to wait for the cold to pass before heading to a fire.

The low temperatures of late can make it very difficult for firefighters to do their job. Lieutenant Doug Hobson at the Zanesville Fire Department said the splash back from their hoses can soak their gear in the matter of minutes.

"Normally during a house fire, we get so cold, so soaked that you don't get rewarmed until you get back here, get your gear changed, get a nice hot shower, so it...

January 21, 2015 - 10:47pm
1 year 31 weeks ago

A house fire was reported at 2420 Crew Avenue Wednesday evening.

The call for the fire was received just before 6:45 p.m. Deputy Fire Chief of the Zanesville Fire Department Eric Waltemire described to us what happened.

"Upon arrival on the scene, we had smoke showing from the house. The crew made entry from the rear and had a pretty quick knock down on it."

The occupants were not home at the time of the fire. Approximately 12 cats were pulled from the home, and...

December 25, 2014 - 7:29pm
1 year 35 weeks ago

Often times we forget that First Responders don't have the chance to enjoy Christmas at home with their families.

That wasn't the case for all three of the Zanesville Fire Departments Thursday evening. Laughs and yummy smells filled the downtown station as the family of fire fighters came together to celebrate Christmas with their families.

"So someone wouldn't have to cook today, we didn't want them stuck in the kitchen, we went to Pick N' Save and got meals that were ready...

December 22, 2014 - 11:27pm
1 year 35 weeks ago

We begin tonight with a heartwarming story of the Zanesville Police and Fire Departments helping surprise the wife of a war veteran.

This evening, Matt Lincicome, an Afghanistan War Veteran, surprised his wife on their anniversary with a little help from their family and the Zanesville police and fire department. Lincicome had been overseas, and his wife didn't know he had returned home. We spoke with Matt's aunt, Sue Darby, who says they have never been together on their anniversary...

December 17, 2014 - 10:28pm
1 year 36 weeks ago

 A house fire occurred at 116 Luck Avenue in Zanesville Wednesday evening.

The call came in at approximately 6:40PM. We spoke to Assistant Fire Chief for the Zanesville Fire Department, Robert Long, who gave us an overview of what happened.

"We arrived, there was light smoke showing. The occupants were outside, told us where the fire was. We found fire on the first floor in the bedroom area. Those occupants had moved out or had left earlier today and weren't expected...

December 2, 2014 - 10:46pm
1 year 38 weeks ago

A two car injury accident occurred in Zanesville Tuesday evening.

The call came in around 8:30PM tonight for a collision occurring on the on ramp to Interstate 70 eastbound from Maple Avenue. We spoke to Zanesville Police Department Patrolman Derek Shilling who described to us what happened.

"We had a gentleman coming southbound on Maple Avenue attempting to get on to the I-70 on ramp. So what he did is he didn't get over in time another vehicle had stopped to let him over,...

November 24, 2014 - 5:22pm
1 year 39 weeks ago

Once again the Zanesville Fire Department is acting as a drop off location for the annual Toys for Tots drive.

The fire department has been involved with it for around 10 years now, and firefighter Gale Law said in the past they have had a drop off drive through and even wrapped toys. This year there will be drop off locations at the department's three stations. Law wants people to know that the fire department is there to collect new gifts for the Marine Corps Reserve's Toy for Tots...

November 10, 2014 - 5:04pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

Don't be fooled by the warmer weather because the coldest temperatures of the season will be making a visit to the area this week.

The chilly air means a higher risk of carbon monoxide leaks. Ben Morehouse, firefighter on the Zanesville Fire Department said this time of the year is especially important when it comes to the winter months.

"Carbon monoxide detectors are important, especially this time of year. People begin, you know, closing their windows and doors and you...

October 29, 2014 - 3:29pm
1 year 43 weeks ago

November is almost here and that means it's time change weekend..

You should set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. But the Zanesville fire department said that is not the only thing you should do. You should change the battery in your smoke detector too.

"We try to pick a date that's easy to remember, so time change is perfect," said firefighter Chad Brock. "Change your batteries in the smoke detector, it doesn't hurt to test them....

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