Stories tagged with: ZFD

May 5, 2014 - 4:50pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

A Zanesville home is destroyed in an afternoon fire at 103 Amazon Hill Rd.

Zanesville Fire Department officials say around 1 p.m. on Monday, they received a call of smoke coming from the roof of the home.Officials say the damage is severe and the house is most likely a total loss.

" There are a couple of rooms pretty heavily damaged and damage up in the roof and well into the attic. It's pretty light simple construction and it wasn't a real solid home to begin with, "...

January 15, 2014 - 3:55pm
1 year 19 weeks ago

A new fire fighting tool arrives in the early morning hours to its new home in Zanesville.

Three firefighters and a city maitenance worker drove the new fire engine all the way from Wisconsin to the Epply Avenue Station where it will be housed.

The new Engine 2, a 2013 Pierce Velocity Pumper, cost $480,000. The new Engine 2 replaces the current Engine 2, which has been in service for over 15 years.

"We had to repair the frame on it twice. The frame has gone bad a few...

January 7, 2014 - 7:04pm
1 year 20 weeks ago

While most of us spend only minutes outside in this weather, first responders are required to stay until the job is finished. For the Zanesville Fire Department, they make sure to take the proper precautions to avoid slipping, getting hypothermia or getting over exhausted.

"We try to rotate guys in and out just to keep them warm, when we go into a fire, we have a lot of water flowing and once we get wet and come outside in the conditions, then our gear freezes, we get cold easily...

October 4, 2013 - 6:50pm
1 year 34 weeks ago

The Zanesville Police and Fire Departments are kicking off Fire Prevention Week with a joint open house at the fire station.

The two organizations hope that the public learns what they are capable of doing for the community, where their tax dollars are going and gain knowledgeable information about fire prevention and crime at Friday's family outing.

"We've got our Jaws of Life we are demonstrating," said Fire Chief, Kevin Thomas. We are doing some repelling...

October 3, 2013 - 4:23pm
1 year 34 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire and Police Department's want to show you where your tax dollars are going and they're inviting you to their Zanesville Safety Center Open House Friday afternoon.

"It's the kick-off to Fire Prevention Week so we wanted to open up the whole public safety center," said Lt. Doug Hobson of ZFD. "Next week throughout the nation is Fire Prevention Week so we just want to open up to all the public and let them come down and see what their tax payer money is...

July 19, 2013 - 3:01pm
1 year 45 weeks ago

With temperatures in the 90's and a heat advisory in effect, the Zanesville Fire Department makes sure they keep hydrated, look for signs of heat stroke or exhaustion while out on fires and they try to limit non-emergency activities.

"It's not just for the fires. Anything outside obviously is going to create that," said Fire Chief, Kevin Thomas. "So we're always constantly looking to make sure were all ok, looking at each other, making sure we stay hydrated. Trying to...

July 8, 2013 - 9:39pm
1 year 46 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council passed two emergency ordinances benefiting the Zanesville Fire Department at Monday's meeting. One was authorizing the issuance of bonds totaling no more than $485,000 to purchase a new truck, and the other, allowing the department to purchase the new Pierce 1500 CPM Triple Combination Pumper Truck. Fire Chief Kevin Thomas says the addition to the fleet is necessary and urgent.

Thomas said, "The current truck, the frame has been repaired twice. We've...

May 31, 2013 - 4:00pm
2 years 1 day ago

It's that time of year again and Zanesville fire fighters need your help filling the boot to raise money for people diagnosed with neuromuscular diseases.

"Last Saturday we were at Bell Street and made about $4,100 which is about half of what we normally make because we're normally on Bell and Maple but we're just going to be on the side streets this year and instead of Friday and Saturday, we're doing three consecutive Saturday's," said John Fisk, a firefighter with the...

May 28, 2013 - 9:07pm
2 years 4 days ago

On Tuesday, Zanesville's City Council introduced an ordinance that if granted by the state, the police department would receive a traffic overtime grant of up to $37,455.51 that will cover 394 overtime hours.

"If approved, we should be able to put hours of overtime out on the streets in 2014, strictly traffic control, we can fill in for some areas or times where the state has requested additional officers. Especially holiday traffic when the traffic volume has greatly increased,...

May 17, 2013 - 4:25pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

The annual fundraiser benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association, an organization dedicated to helping people who suffer from neuromuscular diseases. The money raised also gives kids the opportunity to go to camp, have wheelchairs and any other changes they might need in the home.

"We'll be starting tomorrow at 10 O'clock on Bell Street and then on June 1st we will be on Zane Street, then on June 15th we'll be on Military," said Anthony Shriver of the Zanesville Fire...

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