Stories tagged with: Zanesville Fire Department

December 24, 2012 - 2:39pm
2 years 48 weeks ago

Zanesville Fire Department is on the scene of a Christmas Eve fire. The fire broke out around 2 p.m. on Ohio Street. A WHIZ news crew is on the scene. We'll bring you more as it becomes available.

November 22, 2012 - 3:48pm
3 years 5 days ago

Not everyone had the day off from work on Thanksgiving, so the Zanesville Fire Department hosted their own Thanksgiving dinner.

Firefighters enjoyed a home-cooked meal at the station on South Street. For those who couldn't spend the day at home with family, this meal made sure everyone could still enjoy the holiday.

"It is like a big family. I mean it kind of reminds me of college, in a way. Living in a dormitory and stuff like that but it's like a big family. I get to know...

November 19, 2012 - 4:38pm
3 years 1 week ago

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.

"Part of the problem with deep-frying is...

October 29, 2012 - 4:49pm
3 years 4 weeks ago

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."

Thomas says his new...

October 24, 2012 - 9:41am
3 years 4 weeks ago

The news of Kevin Thomas' promotion to Chief of the Zanesville Fire Department hasn't yet sunk in for him.

Monday, the Deputy Fire Chief will be sworn in as the new Chief. The 47-year-old as 21-years with the department and scored the highest on a civil service exam.

"I'm a little apprehensive," said Thomas. "I'm really going to miss being an assistant chief and a turn boss because you're working closer to the men in that way, but I'm looking forward to the...

October 22, 2012 - 4:08pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

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...

October 8, 2012 - 4:06pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department is releasing more information from a weekend fire that destroyed a home.

Fire fighters were called to 640 Cliffwood Avenue just after 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon.

Assistant Fire Chief Eric Waltermire said when crews arrived, flames were shooting out of the house.

A guest of the homeowner was asleep on the couch when the blaze started. He escaped without injury.

A vehicle parked in the driveway also sustained heavy damage from the fire....

September 7, 2012 - 9:52am
3 years 11 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department will flush hydrants on the north end of town next week.

Hydrant flushing will take place on Maple Avenue west to Blue Avenue and on Adair Avenue north to Caldwell Street.

Hydrants will be flushed from 7:30a.m. until 2p.m.

The Zanesville Fire Department said residents in that area may experience discolored water or reduced pressure.

They advise to wait until after 4p.m. for the water to clear before doing laundry.

June 8, 2012 - 8:15pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

A Friday evening fire damages a Zanesville business.

Firefighters were called to 350 Luck Avenue around 8 p.m. When they arrived at the scene flames were coming out the front of Ritchey's Market.

Assistant Fire Chief David Huey says they cannot determine the official cause yet, but discarded smoking materials may be to blame.

"One of the first guys that was up there and started working on that opening said there was an old cigar sitting right there. Something like...

May 16, 2012 - 3:26pm
3 years 27 weeks ago

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...

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