Daily Dispatch: Ohio News
Anniversary of Cincinnati firefighter Daryl Gordon's death comes as others are mourned
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:51:30 -0700
In the past 50 years, only four Cincinnati firefighters have been killed in the line of duty, but that doesn't make March any easier. Last week marked the anniversary of two of those fallen firefighters' deaths, and Tuesday will mark a third. A call went out over the city's radio system for Oscar Armstrong III, killed in 2003, on Thursday.
- PUB DATE: 3/24/2019 10:51:30 AM - SOURCE: Cincinnati Enquirer & Cincinnati.com
New ambulance in Columbus to bring quicker care for stroke patients
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:36:08 -0700
When slurred speech, facial droop and other telltale symptoms of a stroke develop in Columbus residents, they soon will be able to receive specialized care before they ever see the inside of a hospital. The Columbus Division of Fire and the city’s three major hospital networks are working together on a new ambulance equipped with specialized equipment and personnel to respond faster to patients having a stroke, when minutes saved can translate into days of healthy living.
- PUB DATE: 3/24/2019 2:36:08 AM - SOURCE: Columbus Dispatch
Elderly man dies in fire north of New Concord
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 06:04:37 -0700
An elderly Bloomfield man died early Sunday morning in a house fire. New Concord Fire Chief Brent Gates said the man, who has not been identified publicly yet, called 911 around 1:30 a.m. to report the fire. By the time firefighters arrived at 7190 Friendship Drive, north of New Concord, the trailer was fully engulfed and the roof of the trailer was beginning to collapse.
- PUB DATE: 3/25/2019 6:04:37 AM - SOURCE: Zanesville Times Recorder
Toledo firefighter husband and wife both promoted
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:38:49 -0700
Kevin and Tammy Ohrt are both firefighters with Toledo Fire and Rescue. They're not only married to the job, they're married to each other. "Well, we actually were privates on the job together and we worked at the same station on the same shift," explains Tammy Ohrt. While they were out fighting fires, there was a spark that kindled into romance.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2019 9:38:49 AM - SOURCE: WTVG-TV 13abc Toledo
Mentor firefighter honored by VFW for safety initiatives
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:29:56 -0700
Over the last three years Jerry Craddock’s work as a public education specialist for the Mentor Fire Department has allowed him to share the knowledge gleaned over three decades as a firefighter. Recently, VFW District 7 recognized his comprehensive efforts by naming him the 2018-19 Firefighter of the Year.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2019 9:29:56 AM - SOURCE: Ohio News Herald
Sandusky business a total loss after fire; state fire marshal investigating
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 06:38:05 -0700
The State Fire Marshal has been called to investigate a fire that happened around midnight Saturday in Sandusky. Captain Adam Butler with the City of Sandusky Fire Department tells FOX 8 news Highline Auto Works is a total loss. Perkins Township, Huron and Margaretta Township departments assisted Sandusky in fighting the blaze.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2019 6:38:05 AM - SOURCE: WJW-TV MyFox Cleveland
Washington Township Fire Chief retires after 40 years
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:32:33 -0700
Washington Township Fire Chief Bill Gaul has retired after serving the area for 40 years. Staff surprised Chief Gaul on his last day with a ride home aboard the Attack, Washington Township’s first responder between 1987 and 2007. Gaul rode the Attack starting on its first day of service until 1992, and then again as a Deputy Chief in 2007.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 2:32:33 PM - SOURCE: WDTN-TV 2
Columbus Fire Dept. discusses mental health resources available after death of firefighter
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:36:13 -0700
The number one question Katie-Jean Brintlinger says she's gotten in the last 18 days: How did you not know? "They're like, 'You were the closest to him, didn't you see something?" she said. "I'm like, 'If I would have seen something, do you think I would have ever let him out of my sight?'" She says she didn't know.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 8:36:13 PM - SOURCE: WBNS-TV Columbus 10
Homeowner, firefighter hurt after house fire in Cheviot
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 04:01:45 -0700
A homeowner and firefighter were hurt after a house fire in Cheviot Thursday night. Crews were called to Woodbine Avenue just before 8 p.m. They say the fire started on the first floor and quickly tore through the second floor and attic. The homeowner was treated for smoke inhalation. A Green Township firefighter suffered a leg injury.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2019 4:01:45 AM - SOURCE: WKRC-TV CBS 12 Cincinnati
Lakemore Fire Department purchases items to help protect health of firefighters
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:13:40 -0700
We all know that firefighters have a dangerous job, performing tasks such as fighting fires, saving people and pets from burning structures. But what many may not know is that increased dangers face them after a fire. Because furniture and other household items such as toys, TVs and many other items in a house are made of synthetic materials and coatings, they give off carcinogens as they burn, causing high cancer rates among firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 1:13:40 PM - SOURCE: Suburbanite
Moraine: Firefighters voice concerns with hoarding
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 03:06:45 -0700
Firefighters said a possible hoarding situation stopped them from getting into a burning house Wednesday night. After they put out the fire and were finally able to get inside, Moraine Fire said crews found 66-year-old Samuel Evans’ body. Firefighters said hoarding is a growing problem in the valley they are running into but that it’s a situation they can’t have a game plan for.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2019 3:06:45 AM - SOURCE: WRGT-TV Fox 45 Dayton
Fire guts child's room at Cortland duplex
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 03:36:25 -0700
Crews from several fire departments were called out early Friday when flames broke out at a duplex in Cortland. A caller to Trumbull 9-1-1 reported that flames spread from the fireplace on one side of the duplex on Cedar Circle shortly before 5 am. Dispatchers told people living there to get out of the home while fire departments were on their way.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2019 3:36:25 AM - SOURCE: WFMJ-TV Youngstown NBC 21
Firefighters find potential hoarding situation at Moraine house fire that left one dead
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:30:56 -0700
Fire crews had trouble getting access to fight a house fire Wednesday afternoon after finding a potential hoarding situation inside a home. Moraine Fire Chief David Cooper said they couldn't really get in to fight the fire when they were called out to Main Street around 2 p.m. Once they were able to completely knock it down, they did find a person dead inside the home.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2019 3:30:56 PM - SOURCE: WRGT-TV Fox 45 Dayton
Widow of Columbus firefighter remembers husband, talks need for mental health awareness
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:52:26 -0700
Eight years of dating and a five-month engagement led Katie-Jean and Shane Brintlinger to the middle of the dance floor for their first dance as a married couple. Shane picked the song "More of You" by Chris Stapleton. The day is frozen in time in pictures. They are moments Katie-Jean remembers every detail of.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2019 7:52:26 PM - SOURCE: WBNS-TV Columbus 10
Crawford County fire departments get $620,000 grant for new radios
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 06:20:39 -0700
For a second day in a row Wednesday, traffic on Mansfield Street was blocked by firetrucks. On Tuesday, the Bucyrus and Galion fire departments battled a major structure fire on West Mansfield Street. At 1 p.m. Wednesday, just a few blocks away, firefighters from all over the county gathered in front of the Crawford County Courthouse to celebrate some good news.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 6:20:39 AM - SOURCE: Bucyrus Telegraph Forum
Two displaced by overnight fire in Toledo
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 04:50:59 -0700
A father and son are without a place to live following an overnight fire on Cone Street in Toledo. That fire broke out just after 1:30 am Thursday. Firefighters on the scene told 13abc that it began in an upstairs bedroom and spread to the attic. While they found a space heater in the room, they cannot currently say that it was the cause of the fire and will continue to investigate that cause.
- PUB DATE: 3/21/2019 4:50:59 AM - SOURCE: WTVG-TV 13abc Toledo
Cheviot Fire Department recognizes first responders for saving lives
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:00:20 -0700
One was shoveling snow and the other was in the shower when their hearts stopped working. First responders rushed into their homes and saved their lives. "I didn't realize there were so many people involved in saving my life, and it was a super feeling," said Tim Roedersheimer, who survived cardiac arrest.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2019 12:00:20 PM - SOURCE: WKRC-TV CBS 12 Cincinnati
Fire departments, credit union team up to help keep Miami Valley safe
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:47:58 -0700
Local fire departments and a firefighter's credit union have teamed up to work to keep the Miami Valley safe. Firefighters and Company Federal Credit Union delivered new carbon monoxide detectors to the Tipp City Fire Department Wednesday, which will then be passed out to residents in need. This is the fourth year that they've made donations to local agencies, and officials said they've given away more than 1,500 detectors since the program began.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2019 7:47:58 PM - SOURCE: WRGT-TV Fox 45 Dayton
Senator: New $13 million Richland County fire station safe from Trump cuts
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:37:49 -0700
Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, visited Mansfeld Lahm Regional Airport Tuesday and saw the site where a $13 million fire station is scheduled be built this year at the 179th Airlift Wing of the Ohio National Guard Base. “We fought very hard to put that in the military construction bill this fiscal year. There is a need for the Air National Guard base and also for the airport,” Portman said in an interview with the News Journal.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2019 11:37:49 AM - SOURCE: Mansfield News Journal
Green approves using NEXUS settlement money to fund fire station
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:06:04 -0700
When it comes to how to spend the $7.5 million the city received through the NEXUS settlement, there are plenty of differing opinions. During the March 12 meeting, City Council approved to use $3 million of the settlement money toward the construction of Fire Station No. 3 in Ward 1, which is in the northeast corner of the city.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2019 1:06:04 PM - SOURCE: Suburbanite

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