Stories tagged with: Zanesville Fire Department

March 8, 2013 - 5:54pm
2 years 48 weeks ago

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...

January 8, 2013 - 2:22pm
3 years 4 weeks ago

A major accident closes part of the downtown to traffic Tuesday afternoon.

The Zanesville Police Department said that a semi-truck was heading east on Main Street and a Ford Explorer was heading west when they were hit by a white Chevy traveling on 7th Street.

Lt. Bill Shaw said at this time it appears the Chevy ran a red light striking the semi and Explorer.

"7th and Main is one of the problematic intersections from the fact that the downtown area was laid out 200...

December 25, 2012 - 5:17pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

While the majority of working people get time off for the holidays to spend time with families or to travel, some jobs do not have that luxury.

For example, nurses, doctors, police and firefighters need to be at work to ensure the safety of the public. For the Zanesville Fire Department, they celebrate the holiday with their second family.

Lieutenant Doug Hobson, of Zanesville Fire Department explained, "So all of us will have Christmas dinner here. Big meal planned-...

December 24, 2012 - 2:39pm
3 years 6 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 11 weeks 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 11 weeks 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 14 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 15 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 15 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 17 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....

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