Stories tagged with: Zanesville Fire Department

November 12, 2010 - 12:02pm
3 years 34 weeks ago

A working smoke detector saves a Zanesville man from a fire at his home.

Fire Chief Dave Lacy said the fire broke out around 8:45 Friday morning at 134 Fox Avenue. Smoke could be seen from the fire house on 4th Street.

When firefighters arrived they found a working fire in the back of the structure.

Chief Lacy said one occupant of the home was awakened by a smoke detector and was transported to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital for smoke inhalation and burns.

Lacy said...

November 5, 2010 - 3:04pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

So far this year 110 people have been killed in residential fires in the state of Ohio.

Functioning smoke detectors were found in only 22 percent of the fatal incidents. Firefighters say this weekend when you change your clocks it's also time to change your smoke detector's battery.

"That ensures that you just have a fresh battery in the detector. Of course couple that with the monthly checks that you should do when you push the test button and make sure they activate. That...

October 19, 2010 - 1:21pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department will continue flushing fire hydrants on Wednesday.

The following areas will be affected:

  • Wednesday Oct. 20:  Lenox Avenue, Forest Avenue, Ashland Avenue, Adair Avenue, Blue Avenue, Newark Road and Ohio University/Zane State

Work will start at 7:30 a.m. and should be completed by 2:30 p.m.

Residents in these areas may experience discolored water and reduced pressure.

It is advised to wait until after...

October 1, 2010 - 11:04am
3 years 40 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department continues their hydrant flushing project next week.

On Monday October 4, hydrants on West Main, Licking View, State, Lee and Jackson Streets will be flushed.

Then on Tuesday October 5, the department will tackle the hydrants on McIntire, Roosevelt, Findley, Converse and Linden Avenues.

And Wednesday October 6, hydrants will be flushed on Linden, Van Horn and McConnell Avenues along with Taylor Street, Dresden and Military Roads.

Hydrant...

September 23, 2010 - 5:23pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

It's a site you wouldn't normally see. Firefighters placing cars into the Muskingum River.

"Simulating vehicles going into the river and going out to a tow release from the river," says Lt. Eric Waltemire of the Zanesville Fire Department.

It's all for training purposes. The Zanesville Fire Department Dive Team is training for the chance that a car could end up in a body of water.

"We occasionally get those calls that we have vehicles and we have recovery...

September 21, 2010 - 12:52pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department will be flushing hydrants in the following areas this week:

  • Wednesday, September 22-North Pine Street, Brighton Blvd. and West Main Street.
  • Thursday, September 23-Brighton Blvd, Ridge Avenue and West Main Street

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

Residents in these areas and in the south end of town may experience discolored water and low water pressure.

It is advised to wait until after 4:00 p.m. for the water...

September 17, 2010 - 4:20pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department's annual hydrant flushing is coming up.

Starting next Monday 1,100 hydrants will be flushed out. Fire Chief Dave Lacy says it's important to do so that fire hoses aren't plugged up by minerals and sludge when being used for an emergency.

Due to water discoloration and low pressure, it is recommended for residents to not use their water during the time of the flushing, which he says will only last for a short period of time.

He also asks...

September 16, 2010 - 8:22am
3 years 42 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department will be conducting its annual hydrant flushing, starting next Monday, September 20th.

Crews will start in the Putnam area and work their way around the city between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Hydrants will not be flushed though during the weekends. Deputy Chief, Craig Stemm, says people who live in the area where the hydrant flushing is occurring may get discolored water and reduced pressure.

Hydrant flushing is typically used to clean...

September 6, 2010 - 5:17pm
3 years 43 weeks ago

On this Labor Day, a local restaurant is serving those who serve the community day in and day out.

In what they call 'Hospitality on a Visit,' employees from Olive Garden made a special trip to Zanesville's Public Safety Center. While many have the day off, the men and women who serve and protect are hard at work, so Olive Garden thought the Zanesville Police and Fire Departments deserved a nice lunch.

"We do multiple places around town, and this is one of the places we...

August 6, 2010 - 3:17pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

Main Street in Zanesville will be closed for the Y-Bridge Arts Festival this weekend, which means the Zanesville Fire Department has to make alternative plans in the event of an emergency call on Friday or Saturday.

"We have a couple different options, you know if we need to respond to an area where we would normally user Main streets span, and we can actually go north a little ways there and hit the interstate and head over in that direction, we have Dug Road to the south,...

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