Campus Safety Week continues at Ohio University Zanesville and Zane State College. Today's focus- Fire And Emergency Medical Services.
Visitors heard home safety tips from Zanesville Fire Department Lieutenant Roger Hobson .
"Home safety, home fire safety, “Hobson said. “We talked a lot about extension cords today, portable fire extinguishers, evacuation plans, just keeping everybody safe. As one of my slides on the presentation, why? Why talk about fire safety?...
This weekend we'll move the clocks forward an hour and while you're changing clocks there's something else you need to do.
The time change is a perfect time to also change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Zanesville Firefighter Kenny Jones said that once a week you should test the detector to make sure it's working and they should be on every floor of the house, mounted to a wall.
"You see in the news where people have died in fires because they did...
Thanksgiving is just three days away, and there are some safety precautions you should keep in mind before firing up your deep-fryer or oven to cook the traditional turkey meal.
When it comes to deep-frying your turkey, you need to make sure the turkey is not frozen. Dropping a frozen turkey into a deep fryer will likely cause an explosion and injury to anyone nearby, but that isn't where the concerns end.
The city of Zanesville officially has a new Fire Chief. Kevin Thomas was sworn in as Chief of the Zanesville Fire Department Monday afternoon in city council chambers. While the title hasn't sunk it quite yet, Thomas already has some plans in place.
"We're going to look at everything," explained Thomas. "I mean there's always room for change, there's always room for improvement. An organization that's not improving isn't moving forward."
Firefighters at the Zanesville Fire Department are training to handle Hazmat situations.
Approximately 45 firefighters will train for forty hours to become Hazmat technicians. Once trained, there will be a 24-hour refresher course every other year. The training comes from Columbus State Community College. Fire Science Technician Jay Louks says Hazmat training could come into play in several situations, including fires.
"Anything that may be burning, released out on the...