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...
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...
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.