Stories tagged with: ZFD

May 17, 2013 - 4:13pm
2 years 6 weeks ago

Fire Chief Kevin Thomas announced that they have filled the two open spots, bringing their total to 52 fire fighters.

"We've just brought two new members on to our fire department. Brady Bragg started in orientation period two weeks ago and today is his first full day on shift. Ben Morehouse, today is his first day and Monday he'll be starting at the state fire academy," said Fire Chief, Kevin Thomas.

Both men who they say they are really excited to have this...

May 15, 2013 - 1:53pm
2 years 7 weeks ago

Zanesville Fire Department's Deputy Chief Eric Waltemire said they'll continue flushing hydrants in the City of Zanesville, Thursday.

Roadways affected include south of Greenwood Avenue, east of Wayne Avenue, Wayne Avenue, Sharon Avenue and Marietta.

He said all adjoining streets off those roadways will also be affected. Waltemire said the hydrant flushing will take place between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

He reminds residents that they may experience low water...

May 14, 2013 - 6:50am
2 years 7 weeks ago

 The Zanesville Fire Department announces it will begin their annual hydrant flushing throughout the city starting Wednesday, May 15.

Officials said work will begin on the east end of town which will include parts of Underwood, Eastman and Hamline. Normal hours for maintenance will be 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Residents in the vicinity of flushing may experience discolored water and reduced pressure. It is advised to wait until at least 4p.m. for the...

April 10, 2013 - 10:48am
2 years 12 weeks ago

A mobile home is a total loss following an early morning fire.

National Trails Assistant Chief Steve Dupler said that the structure was fully involved when crews arrived around 3:30 Wednesday morning.

"It looks like it started in the middle somewhere of the mobile home," explained Dupler. "There was some question whether on the initial dispatch whether anyone was inside or not, so we did our best to determine that."

Lisa Ferguson lived in the trailer,...

December 24, 2012 - 5:44pm
2 years 27 weeks ago

Fire erupted around two this afternoon on Ohio Street in Zanesville. The Zanesville Fire Department says the cause of the fire is still under investigation but crews say residents were not home and there were no injuries.

Bob Long, the Assistant Fire Chief, explained, "We arrived, fire was coming from the left rear, of the structure, first floor, and extended to the second floor. We had a little trouble getting in and finding the fire. Once we did, we got it out. There is...

November 27, 2012 - 4:15pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

As we begin to decorate for the holiday season, Zanesville firefighters want you to remember safety precautions to prevent house fires.

When you are decorating the outside of the home, be sure you are using lights specifically for the outdoors. Locally, firefighters say it's important to look at how the lights are marked.

ZFD's Jordan Irwin said "They should be labeled from a nationally recognized testing laboratory, like underwriters laboratories. The lights will have a...

February 12, 2012 - 5:01pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department continues to investigate Sunday's fire-related fatality.

The fire, on 50 Green Street, resulted in the first fire fatality in Zanesville since 2007. The victim is identified as 52-year-old Jerry Miller and he was taken to Licking County for an autopsy, as the cause of death is undetermined.  No one else was  in the home at the time of the fire.

Fire Chief Craig Stemm said that when ZFD arrived to the scene, the roof had collapsed...

July 27, 2011 - 10:58am
3 years 48 weeks ago

Muscular Dystrophy is what causes weakness and loss of muscle tissue that grows worse overtime.

To help fight the disease Zanesville Firefighters will volunteer their time to collect spare change or dollar bills in order to "Fill the Boot." No gift is too small.

"We see people reach in and pull out their last ten cents and apologize for it because that's all they had," said Gale Law the MD Chair for Local 88. "We take whatever anyone wants to put in...

July 22, 2011 - 5:26pm
3 years 49 weeks ago

The hot weather has many looking for ways to cool down.

While the Muskingum River may look tempting Zanesville Firefighters are warning residents to stay away.

"You have unknowns like the currents, deep holes, debris whether man made or natural which are logs submerged you don't see that can hit you and tangle you and take you down," said Zanesville Firefighter Pat Lafferty.

While firefighters get calls of a potential river rescue it takes at least eight people...

September 8, 2010 - 5:25pm
4 years 42 weeks ago

September 11th, 2001. The day this country suffered a deadly terrorist attack. It's been almost nine years, and since that date, significant steps have been taken in securing our nation. We spoke with local officials who have witnessed the changes.

It's a day that will be written on the hearts of Americans forever.

Whether you witnessed the towers fall one by one, or turned on the TV to see it replay over and over, that day changed the way Americans think, and the rules our...

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