Daily Dispatch: Ohio News
Funeral services set for Martinsville Fire Chief Mike Jones
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 07:07:25 -0800
Funeral services are set for a Martinsville fire chief who died early Wednesday morning. Mike Jones, 58, died at home surrounded by his family. Jones was the fire chief for the Martinsville Fire Department and the director of Clinton County Emergency Medical Services. Visitation will be held from 4 p.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 7:07:25 AM - SOURCE: WCPO-TV ABC 9 Cincinnati
Woman rescued in critical condition from Columbus house fire on Northeast Side
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 04:25:05 -0800
An elderly woman was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday night after Columbus firefighters rescued her from a house fire, and her husband was treated for smoke inhalation. Firefighters, medics and police were dispatched to the couple’s home in the 1700 block of Alpine Drive on the Northeast Side about 9:15 p.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 4:25:05 AM - SOURCE: Columbus Dispatch
Locally-filmed documentary highlights firefighter training in Moundsville
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 02:46:43 -0800
Imagine spending twenty-six hours straight inside an old penitentiary. Six firefighters did just that, and it was all documented in a film set to release later this week. "The ‘Fire Asylum’ documentary is a story about six firefighters going through this training program, trying to learn more about themselves and learn more about who they are as people, so that they can perform their own jobs more proficiently,” explained Ryan Zacherl, the film’s editor.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 2:46:43 AM - SOURCE: WTOV-9 Steubenville
Franklin firefighters rescue puppy from icy pond
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:56:09 -0800
Franklin firefighters rescued a puppy from an icy pond in Franklin Twp. this morning. Fire Chief Jonathan Westendorf said firefighters were dispatched after 10 a.m. to rescue a puppy, named Maggie, which had wandered onto a frozen pond in the 3200 block of Beal Road attempting to retrieve a duck decoy and fell through the ice.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 10:56:09 AM - SOURCE: WHIO-TV Dayton
6 taken to hospital as precaution after carbon monoxide scare at Pickerington school
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:16:01 -0800
An issue with a hot water tank at Ridgeview Junior High School led to firefighters responding to the school and several people taken to be checked out at a hospital. School officials say an odor in a back room was detected, and it was determined it was coming from the hot water tank in the boiler room of the school.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 3:16:01 PM - SOURCE: WTTE-TV Fox 28 Columbus
Ashtabula firefighters battle Station Avenue house fire
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:24:04 -0800
Firefighters battled a two-alarm house fire Tuesday afternoon in the 4000 block of Station Avenue. The call came into the Ashtabula Fire Department at 12:45 p.m., according to dispatcher reports. When firefighters arrived on the scene a few minutes later, they found flames coming out of the first-story rear windows, according to reports.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 1:24:04 PM - SOURCE: Ashtabula Star Beacon
Carbon monoxide leak forces evacuation of 300 people from Springfield senior citizen apartments
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 06:54:57 -0800
Residents have been permitted to return to their apartments after the CO levels have returned to safe levels. Heat also has been restored to the apartments, however crews were still working to restore heat to the central hallways. The CO detectors that alerted firefighters to the high levels started being used by the department at the end of December.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 6:54:57 AM - SOURCE: Hamilton Journal-News
Seven New Philadelphia firefighters start two-week orientation
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 08:02:10 -0800
Seven new firefighter/paramedics have started a two-week orientation designed to introduce them to the community and department operations. Six of the new staffers were hired with the assistance of an $879,542 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant from the federal Emergency Management Agency.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 8:02:10 AM - SOURCE: New Philadelphia Times-Reporter
Stark County teen dies following house fire
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 04:40:28 -0800
A 14-year-old boy died following a house fire Monday afternoon in Plain Township. The Stark County Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating the fire, received a 911 call at 3:38 p.m. about the fire at 1133 29th St. NE. The teen was removed from the residence by Plain Township firefighters and taken to Akron Children’s Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 4:40:28 AM - SOURCE: Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com
Woman dies after being pulled from burning home in Union County
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 07:15:13 -0800
A woman is dead following a fire at a home in the Richwood community of Union County. The fire on North Clinton Street started around 1:30 Tuesday morning. It was still burning hours later. Firefighters tell 10TV they found a woman on the couch of the first floor of the home. That person was transported to the hospital and later died.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 7:15:13 AM - SOURCE: WBNS-TV Columbus 10
After colleague’s death, Hamilton Fire Department realized it didn't know how to talk about mental health
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 02:51:51 -0800
People in public service professions tend to be “fixers,” Hamilton Fire Department Lt. Jason Callihan said Monday night. Unsolvable problems stick in their gears. For Callihan, that problem was the Dec. 28, 2015 death of colleague Patrick Wolterman. He rode in the procession carrying Wolterman’s remains three days later, looking out over crowds who had come to show their support for the fire department.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 2:51:51 AM - SOURCE: WCPO-TV ABC 9 Cincinnati
Colerain first responders take up tradition as fellow firefighters attend funeral
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 04:50:46 -0800
As nearly every Colerain first responder was attending the funeral services for a fallen Colerain police officer, another tradition of respect was quietly playing out miles away. It began when an alarm dropped at a Colerain fire station for an apartment fire just about the time the services for fallen Officer Dale Woods began.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 4:50:46 AM - SOURCE: WLWT-TV NBC 5 Cincinnati
Winter weather affecting Toledo Fire and Rescue response times
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 18:27:15 -0800
Potential winter weather may inconvenience your plans this weekend, but it also affects our first responders planning today on how to best keep you safe in the upcoming days. Toledo Police and Toledo Fire and Rescue say winter weather is a game of patience and preparation. "Our preparation is daily.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2019 6:27:15 PM - SOURCE: ToledoNewsNow
Mansfield Fire Department Promotes Three In Ceremony Monday
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 01:50:04 -0800
The Mansfield Fire Department held a promotion ceremony on Monday. The ceremony was held at the Mansfield Fire Station 4. Lieutenant Troy Reed was promoted to Captain, while Firefighters Matthew Shafley and Shawn Yerian were promoted to Lieutenant. Troy Reed was unable to attend the ceremony due to a personal matter but will be recognized in a separate ceremony to be scheduled later.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 1:50:04 AM - SOURCE: WMFD-TV Mansfield
Painesville's new Fire Chief Tom Hummel sets new tone for department in 2019
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 16:15:21 -0800
He may still be deciding what to hang on the walls of his new office, but Painesville’s newly appointed Fire Chief Tom Hummel is already looking ahead to the tasks at hand. Firefighting is nothing new to Hummel. He volunteered immediately after graduating high school to work for the Chardon Fire Department in 1984, as did his father and grandfather before him.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2019 4:15:21 PM - SOURCE: Ohio News Herald
Cleveland Division of Fire welcomes 19 new cadets, including son of fallen officer & 1st woman in 30 years
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:30:55 -0800
The Cleveland Division of Fire welcomed 19 new cadets to its ranks on Friday, and a couple were particularly special. Cadet Justin Leon's pin featured the number 1338. It's the same number his father Wayne wore as a Cleveland Police Officer. Wayne was shot and killed in the line of duty on June 25, 2000.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2019 2:30:55 PM - SOURCE: WKYC-TV NBC 3 Cleveland
7 people hospitalized, firefighter treated on scene after Cincinnati apartment fire
Sun, 13 Jan 2019 17:11:10 -0800
Seven people were hospitalized and several people -- including a firefighter -- were treated on scene after a massive fire broke out at a Paddock Hills apartment complex Sunday night, according to authorities. The fire reportedly originated on Park Lane Apartments' third floor, but first responders said it spread to other floors and smoke damage was extensive in some apartments.
- PUB DATE: 1/13/2019 5:11:10 PM - SOURCE: WCPO-TV ABC 9 Cincinnati
Cleveland firefighter injured while putting out fire on East 120th Street
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 05:17:07 -0800
A Cleveland firefighter was injured while battling a house fire on the city's east side Monday morning. The house, located on East 120th Street north of St. Clair Avenue, appeared to be occupied but no one was home, Cleveland fire said. Fire officials said one firefighter was transported to a nearby hospital with a broken and lacerated hand after a window fell on it, according to Lieutenant Mike Norman, of the Cleveland Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2019 5:17:07 AM - SOURCE: WEWS-TV IBS 5 Cleveland
Toledo firefighter saves American flag from Vietnam veteran's burning home
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 17:37:07 -0800
When a huge fire destroyed a Vietnam veteran’s home overnight, another local veteran took action, with hopes of keeping faith. Photojournalist Joe Cromer captured the moment a Toledo firefighter went beyond his call of duty to prevent an American flag from being consumed by the inferno on Junction Avenue on Friday.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2019 5:37:07 PM - SOURCE: ToledoNewsNow
Granville officials: A fire district is coming in Hebron, Union Township
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 06:12:54 -0800
The Granville Township Fire Department has a new two-year contract to continue to provide fire and emergency services to a portion of Union Township. However, Granville officials believe the contract will only remain in effect for its first year, already underway. At the first and organizational Granville Township Trustee meeting, held Jan.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2019 6:12:54 AM - SOURCE: Newark Advocate

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