Daily Dispatch: Ohio News
Firefighters rescue residents hanging out of windows in fatal Richmond Heights apartment fire
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 20:20:54 -0700
Firefighters and some civilians rescued building occupants during an apartment fire that left one dead, five injured and displaced residents from their homes. Cell phone video shows Richmond Heights firefighters rescuing a teenage boy from a fourth story apartment window as flames and smoke filled hallways of the Longberry Apartment building on Whiteway Drive.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2018 8:20:54 PM - SOURCE: WJW-TV MyFox Cleveland
Bazetta Fire Department receives $103,894 grant for equipment
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:22:23 -0700
Bazetta Township will use a $103,894 federal award delivered Friday by U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan to upgrade firefighters’ equipment. The money comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. Bazetta will use the money to buy 12 sets of turnout gear, the clothing firefighters wear when they respond to emergencies.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 11:22:23 PM - SOURCE: Youngstown Vindicator (Vindy.com)
Woman's body found in Barberton following mattress fire
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 18:53:08 -0700
The Barberton Fire Department was dispatched to a mattress on fire on the side of the road on Sunday, and that's where first responders made a gruesome discovery -- a woman's body, which had been burned, among the debris. The body was found on the 700 block of South Van Buren Street around 8:25 PM. State Fire Marshals and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation have been called to help the Barberton police and fire departments with the investigation.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2018 6:53:08 PM - SOURCE: WEWS-TV IBS 5 Cleveland
Liverpool welcomes 4 firefighters
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:36:56 -0700
The city fire department gained four new firefighters Friday after were sworn in by Municipal Court Judge Melissa Byers Emmerling. Joining the ranks were Travis Bricker, Joshua Coil, Shawn Fiffick and Jordan Gibbs, who passed a recent Civil Service test as well as an agility test given at Central Station.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2018 12:36:56 AM - SOURCE: Lisbon-Columbiana County Morning Journal News
Bath Township home considered total loss after fire
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 18:44:55 -0700
A Bath Township home is a total loss after an early morning fire on Saturday (9/24/18). Bath Township Fire Department responded to 3465 Early Ave. a little after 2 a-m. Upon arrival, they found heavy smoke throughout the attic of the home and fire coming out of the front. They were not immediately able to enter because of a large number of possessions in and around the home blocking the way.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2018 6:44:55 PM - SOURCE: Hometown Stations
Berlin Township BBQ dinner raises money for firefighting equipment
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 03:26:52 -0700
Firefighters in Berlin Township held their 25th annual BBQ Chicken Dinner at the fire station on Saturday. The department cleared their garage for about 100 people who passed through for meals. Attendees also had the chance to check out their vehicles. The dinner raised money to pay for their equipment.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2018 3:26:52 AM - SOURCE: WYTV-TV 33 News
Kettering and Washington Twp. Fire Departments looking for more full-timers, matching a larger trend
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700
Kettering and Washington Twp. are among the communities searching for more full-time firefighters and paramedics as departments shift away from part-timers, which could come at extra cost. Finding those full-timers can be challenging because of concerns about pay and the hazards of the position, said Doug Stern, director of communications and public relations for the Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: mydaytondailynews.com - Metered Site
Questions raised in Olmsted Falls condo fire
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:49:08 -0700
VIDEO/PHOTOS: A 3-alarm fire tore through a condominium complex in Olmsted Falls Thursday morning, destroying 48 units and leaving dozens of people without a home. Two firefighters and a woman were sent to the hospital with minor injuries. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The fire broke out just after 10:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2018 7:49:08 PM - SOURCE: WKYC-TV NBC 3 Cleveland
2 people injured, dozens displaced as result of huge apartment fire in south Toledo
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 04:31:34 -0700
Toledo fire is on the scene of an apartment fire in south Toledo Friday morning. The fire started at Woodland Apartments on Cheyenne near Heatherdowns around 4:30 a.m. Dispatchers say this is an occupied apartment building. One resident, who says she was able to get her family out of the building safely, says people were jumping from the third floor to get out.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 4:31:34 AM - SOURCE: ToledoNewsNow
Bureau of Workers’ Compensation awards $426k in grants to protect 40 Ohio Fire Departments
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:33:42 -0700
Fort Loramie and New Knoxville are two of 40 Ohio fire departments that will share $426,000 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) under a program to protect firefighters from carcinogens and other harmful health hazards encountered by firefighters during their daily work activities.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 12:33:42 AM - SOURCE: Sidney Daily News
Ohio Task Force 1 team returns home from Hurricane Florence relief
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 01:50:45 -0700
One of two Ohio Task Force 1 teams deployed to North Carolina to help provide Hurricane Florence relief returned home late Thursday. The task force’s first Water Rescue Team, “Team Alpha” worked in Kinston, Lenoir County before they were demobilized, said Phil Sinewe, the group’s spokesman. A member of the task force, Sycamore Township Fire Captain Jeff Newman, will appear live in our studio on FOX19 NOW Morning News at 8:40 a.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 1:50:45 AM - SOURCE: WXIX-TV FOX 19 Cincinnati
Federal grant will help Defiance hire 6 new firefighters ahead of Clinton Street bridge closure
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:53:58 -0700
A local city who hasn't been able to hire a new firefighter for 18 years will now be hiring multiple new hires thanks to a Federal grant. Currently, the Defiance Fire and Rescue division runs three seven-man shifts a day. But with a recently awarded SAFER federal grant of nearly $1,000,000, and more than half a million from the city, six new full time firefighters will soon be joining the force.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2018 2:53:58 PM - SOURCE: ToledoNewsNow
City considers buying ballistic helmets for all Cincinnati firefighters
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:25:41 -0700
Cincinnati city officials are discussing ways to keep first responders safe following the Fifth Third shooting. For firefighters, that could mean adding ballistic helmets to their gear. The shooting was a chaotic day in one of Cincinnati's most recognizable spaces. Three people died after a gunman opened fire at the Fifth Third building downtown First responders were quick to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2018 6:25:41 PM - SOURCE: WLWT-TV NBC 5 Cincinnati
Rush Township fire department gets grants to buy new turnout gear
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:44:42 -0700
The Rush Township Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $75,796 through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program to purchase 26 new pairs of turnout gear. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, made the announcement Tuesday. “Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families,” Brown said in a statement.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2018 11:44:42 AM - SOURCE: New Philadelphia Times-Reporter
Sen. Sherrod Brown announces grants for fire departments
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:51:56 -0700
Two local fire departments will receive federal grants to help pay for training and equipment. The city of Sheffield Lake will receive $64,762 and the North Ridgeville Fire Department will receive $25,000 in Assistance to Firefighters Grants. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2018 6:51:56 PM - SOURCE: Lorain Morning Journal
Toledo Fire Department asks city council to replace equipment damaged in HAZMAT situation
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:14:11 -0700
A HAZMAT scene earlier this summer sent multiple officers to the hospital with symptoms of a drug overdose. During this situation, a critical piece of equipment was damaged and efforts are now underway to replace it. This piece of equipment is crucial because it allows members of Toledo Fire and Rescue's HAZMAT team to identify unknown substances right there at a hazardous materials scene.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2018 3:14:11 PM - SOURCE: ToledoNewsNow
Grant gives $140,286 to East Liverpool firefighters
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:44:23 -0700
The Liverpool Township Fire Department has been awarded a $140,286 grant to go towards operations and safety. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced the grant Tuesday, which comes from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. Brown said the AFG Program supports fire departments across the country to ensure the safety of both first-responders and the public.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2018 6:44:23 PM - SOURCE: WFMJ-TV Youngstown NBC 21
Firefighters called to three Youngstown homes over ten minute span
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 04:01:43 -0700
An arson investigator was called out early Wednesday after fires were reported at three vacant Youngstown homes within ten minutes of each other. City firefighters were first called out to a burning home on the 400 block of Salt Springs Road just after midnight. Five minutes later are fire was reported at another West Side home on Midland Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2018 4:01:43 AM - SOURCE: WFMJ-TV Youngstown NBC 21
Wood County first responders take part in eye-opening full-scale hazmat exercise
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:22:35 -0700
It's a call that could come at any moment and Tuesday first responders made sure they're ready to react. "This is what we call a 'full-scale' exercise," said deputy director of Wood County's Emergency Management Agency Jeff Klein. Firefighters, police and paramedics all put their skills to the test in a mock crash involving a semi hauling hazardous acetone along Tracy Road.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2018 9:22:35 PM - SOURCE: WTVG-TV 13abc Toledo
Skateland in Brook Park catches fire causing 'significant' damage to the interior
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 04:53:06 -0700
A fire broke out at a popular roller skating rink Wednesday morning. Firefighters were called to Brookpark Skateland, 13445 Brookpark Road, at around 12:30 a.m. Firefighters from Parma Heights, Parma and Middleburg Heights assisted with putting out the fire. They were able to find the source and extinguish the fire quickly.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2018 4:53:06 AM - SOURCE: WEWS-TV IBS 5 Cleveland

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