Stories tagged with: Zanesville Fire Department

November 13, 2013 - 6:04pm
1 year 27 weeks ago

This Christmas, an organization called Toys for Tots is collecting new Christmas presents to give to local children. Toys for Tots Coordinator Opal Lambert says she has received requests from area churches, schools and other organizations for over 4,000 presents, which is double the amount needed last year. Lambert is asking the community to help make the toy drive a success and to help every child have a Merry Christmas.

"The need is real," explained Lambert. "I know...

October 29, 2013 - 6:37pm
1 year 29 weeks ago

Black billowing smoke could be seen on the north side of town around 5:15 Tuesday evening due to a Zanesville plant catching fire.

According to Zanesville Fire Department Assistant Chief, Bob Long, the spot fire occurred at 1700 State Street, formerly known as Brockway Glass, because of a build up of grease on the ceiling of the plant. Now known as Zanesville OI, the plant produces various glass products.

"It's that grease and it's kind of thick, it's from the...

July 8, 2013 - 9:39pm
1 year 46 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council passed two emergency ordinances benefiting the Zanesville Fire Department at Monday's meeting. One was authorizing the issuance of bonds totaling no more than $485,000 to purchase a new truck, and the other, allowing the department to purchase the new Pierce 1500 CPM Triple Combination Pumper Truck. Fire Chief Kevin Thomas says the addition to the fleet is necessary and urgent.

Thomas said, "The current truck, the frame has been repaired twice. We've...

June 5, 2013 - 11:58am
1 year 50 weeks ago

 The Zanesville Fire Department is investigating a natural gas leak on the north end of Zanesville. 

The call came in just before noon Wednesday that a construction crew working in the area of Northpointe and Colony Hills struck a gas line. Crews were able to find the leak and shut off the gas without incident.. 

June 5, 2013 - 7:49am
1 year 50 weeks ago

Zanesville Fire Department will flush more hydrants on the north end of town Thursday, June 6.

Hydrant flushing will take place north of Taylor Street. That includes Bell Street, Center Drive around Bethesda Hospital and all adjoining streets. Flushing will be from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Residents in these areas may experience discolored water and reduced pressure. It's advised to wait until after 4 p.m. for the water to clear before doing laundry.

June 4, 2013 - 3:25pm
1 year 51 weeks ago

After 26 years as a Zanesville Firefighter one man is ready to close that chapter of his life.

Bill Spragg is ready to go fishing and spend more time with his wife now that he retired. He says that the bonds he built at the station were like a second family. Spragg says he had some of the best and worst memories of his life at the station.

"One of the worst times is when I was one of the first trucks in on the Wilson boys being killed Christmas day so I'll probably take that...

June 4, 2013 - 7:54am
1 year 51 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department will continue flushing hydrants on the north end of town Wednesday.

Hydrant flushing will take place on streets south of Taylor, north of Adair and west of Maple Avenue. This will include Ohio University Zanesville-Zane State, Adams Lane and Blue Avenue.

Flushing will be from 7:30-2:30 p.m. Residents in these areas may experience discolored water and reduced pressure.

It's advised to wait until after 4 p.m. for the water to clear before doing...

May 30, 2013 - 7:46am
1 year 51 weeks ago

 The Zanesville Fire Department's hydrant flushing will pick up again on Monday. 

Hydrant flushing will take place on streets east of Maple Avenue. This includes Taylor, Norwood, Euclid, Sheridan and adjoining streets. 

Flushing will be from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Residents in these areas may experience discolored water and reduced pressure. It's advised to wait until after 4 p.m. for the water to clear before doing laundry.

May 28, 2013 - 8:18am
1 year 52 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department will flush hydrants beginning Wednesday, May 29 in several areas.

The department reports they'll flushing hydrants on Muskingum, Woodlawn, Putnam and Moxahala and all adjoining streets.

Flushing will be from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Residents in the area may experience discolored water and reduced pressure.

It's advised to wait until after 4p.m.

For the water to clear before doing laundry.

May 22, 2013 - 7:19am
2 years 5 days ago

 The Zanesville Fire Department continues to work to flush hydrants throughout the city. 

Thursday, May 23 the department will flush hydrants on Brighton Boulevard, Ridge Avenue, Dryden Road and along adjoining streets. The flushing will be from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Residents in these areas may experience discolored water and reduced pressure. It's advised to wait until after 4:00 p.m. for the water to clear, before doing laundry. 

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