Daily Dispatch: Ohio News
New Shelby fire station to be dedicated Friday
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:08:42 -0800
Fire Chief Mike Thompson doesn't sound like he's going to miss the existing station. "It's 146 years old," he said. "It's outlived its usefulness." He won't have to worry about it much longer. City officials will have a dedication ceremony for the new fire station at 11:30 a.m. Friday, followed by an open house from 9 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2018 1:08:42 PM - SOURCE: Mansfield News Journal
Fire destroys Fostoria airport hangar
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 22:48:55 -0800
The cause of a fire that destroyed an airport hangar, two airplanes and several motorcycles at Fostoria Metro Airport Saturday night is undetermined. The fire was reported a few minutes past 9 p.m. and by 9:09 p.m. Fostoria firefighters were on scene. “When the crews arrived on scene the hangar workshop was fully involved and was venting itself through the roof,” Fostoria Fire Division Chief Brian Herbert said.
- PUB DATE: 11/11/2018 10:48:55 PM - SOURCE: Fostoria Review Times
Children injured in W. Elm Street house fire in Lima
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:10:43 -0800
Two young boys and two firefighters were taken to the hospital after an early morning fire in Lima. Fire officials say a 2-year-old and a 6-year-old were rushed to St. Rita's with serious burns, along with the firefighters whose injuries were said to be minor. They were among those called out to a two-story house at 625 West Elm Street just before 5 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2018 2:10:43 PM - SOURCE: Hometown Stations
Firefighters battle house fire in Riverside
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:49:33 -0800
A Riverside home sustained significant damage after fire ripped through the structure Monday afternoon. Firefighters from Riverside, Dayton, Fairborn, Beavercreek, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base all responded to the house in the 400 block of Ketcham Street around 1:30 p.m. Three people, an adult and two children were home when the fire broke out but were able to get out safely, Riverside Fire Battalion Chief Jim Hart said.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2018 10:49:33 AM - SOURCE: My Dayton Daily News
Franklin Township fire chief resigns citing health reasons
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 06:56:30 -0800
The Franklin Twp. fire chief has submitted his letter of resignation. Thomas Snively said “recent medical issues with both my wife and I and the obligations of my full-time employment” led to the decision, according to his resignation letter obtained by the Journal-News. “Over the last few months it has been a pleasure to serve the community of Franklin Township.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2018 6:56:30 AM - SOURCE: WHIO-TV Dayton
Concern arises amidst increase in Fostoria Fire Department overtime
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 22:41:38 -0800
Overtime costs were a hot topic during Thursday’s Fostoria Finance Committee meeting. City Auditor Steve Garner presented overtime costs of all Fostoria departments to committee members during the meeting, which resulted in a lengthy discussion about the significant increase in the fire division’s overtime from last payroll to this payroll.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2018 10:41:38 PM - SOURCE: Fostoria Review Times
One man injured in fire at Painesville apartment building
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 03:17:25 -0800
One man was injured as a fire broke out at an apartment building in Painesville on Thursday evening. The fire happened at the Tropical Village Apartments on West Walnut Avenue. The injured man was an occupant and was transported to TriPoint Medical Center with what Painesville fire officials believe are non-life threatening injuries.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2018 3:17:25 AM - SOURCE: WKYC-TV NBC 3 Cleveland
Colerain Township turns firehouses into safe stations for opioid addicts
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 06:56:17 -0800
n order to help connect opioid addicts to treatment, the Colerain Township Fire Department is turning its firehouses into safe stations. Colerain Township firefighters have been on their fair share of overdose runs, and twice a week, quick response teams (QRT) go to the home of people who've overdosed to offer them help getting into treatment.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2018 6:56:17 AM - SOURCE: WKRC-TV CBS 12 Cincinnati
New CPR robot helps Anderson Township EMS workers during emergency situations
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:59:51 -0800
A robot that can help save lives is now part of the fire and EMS team in Anderson Township. The team took Local 12 for a ride to show us how this new device works. When paramedics and firefighters arrive on the scene where someone is in cardiac arrest, many times they have to do traditional CPR for 20 minutes or longer, according to the Anderson Township Fire Department and EMS Division Chief Chris Kasperczyk.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2018 4:59:51 PM - SOURCE: WKRC-TV CBS 12 Cincinnati
Green daycare center building catches on fire
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 07:08:29 -0800
The Kids Country daycare center on Town Park Boulevard is closed after a portion of the building caught fire Wednesday night. No injuries were reported. “Some of you may already be aware, the back of our building caught fire this evening,” the daycare center posted on its Facebook page. “No children were in the building, it happened after hours.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2018 7:08:29 AM - SOURCE: Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com
Toledo Fire & Rescue awarded $820,991 grant to fund 6 new hires
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 11:47:56 -0800
The Toledo Fire & Rescue Department has been awarded a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant in the amount of $820,991.00 from the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency. The SAFER grant is intended to help fire departments increase staffing levels in order for them to respond to emergencies more effectively.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 11:47:56 AM - SOURCE: ToledoNewsNow
911 problems: Fixing the system that failed Kyle Plush in Cincinnati
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800
Most people never think about 911 until they need it. And on that dreaded day, in that frantic moment, we like to think the person on the other end of that 911 call will save us. Most of the time they do. But that didn't happen for 16-year-old Kyle Plush on April 10, 2018. The Seven Hills High School student went to his van to get his tennis racket and became trapped.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: wlwt.com
Woman killed in Dublin house fire, family members say
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 04:00:05 -0800
Washington Township fire officials are investigating a Dublin fire where one woman was killed. The house fire broke out early Wednesday morning Loch More Court in Muirfield Village. The fire was reported along the back of the house before growing to the whole house, according to authorities. Crews arrived to find woman unconscious and unresponsive.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2018 4:00:05 AM - SOURCE: WTTE-TV Fox 28 Columbus
Washington Township Fire Department gets new safety equipment to help keep firefighters safe
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 20:37:54 -0800
The Washington Township Fire Department is fighting back against health risks with new safety equipment. The system reduces firefighters' exposure to exhaust fumes. “Any time you’re standing near any type of exhaust pipe you are being exposed to that type of carcinogen,” Washington Township Fire Department Battalion Chief Ian Emmons said.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 8:37:54 PM - SOURCE: WRGT-TV Fox 45 Dayton
Firefighters contain large fire in Toledo
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 06:41:17 -0800
A large fire took hours to contain a large fire in Toledo Thursday morning. Toledo Fire & Rescue Department said the fire was around 2 a.m. at a large unoccupied multi-family unit. Firefighters said due to structural instability, they were forced to take the defensive. The fire was under control as of 5 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2018 6:41:17 AM - SOURCE: WTTE-TV Fox 28 Columbus
London residents reject city-run EMS service
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800
London city residents on Tuesday rejected a bid to cut their ties to the Madison County Emergency Medical District and create London’s first-ever city-operated EMS service. The issue was rejected by 56 percent of the vote. Madison County officials have for years sought to balance a quality ambulance and medical service with a cost that would satisfy both rural and urban residents.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Columbus Dispatch
4 Butler County fire levies win voter approval
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 02:55:04 -0800
Voters approved fire levies in the village of Millville, as well as in St. Clair Twp., where two passed, and Wayne Twp., according to unofficial final results from the Butler County Board of Elections. Very early in the evening, Millville’s levy was behind, but only by two votes, 20-18. But when all votes were tallied, Millville’s levy was approved 55.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 2:55:04 AM - SOURCE: My Dayton Daily News
State Representative J. Todd Smith introduces bill providing tax relief for volunteer firefighters
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 12:51:58 -0800
State Representative J. Todd Smith (R-Germantown) has introduced legislation which would provide tax relief to volunteer firefighters, authorizing a deduction from taxable income up to $1,500 and exempting up to $1,500 from withholding requirements. Rep. Smith initiated House Bill 751 after conversations with a volunteer fire department in his district.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2018 12:51:58 PM - SOURCE: Register-Herald
Spring Valley fire levy approved
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 06:13:50 -0800
Spring Valley village and township voters approved an existing levy and an additional mill to help the fire department Nov. 6. According to unofficial results from the Greene County Board of Elections, Issue 18 passed, 846-493. With the passage, the fire department will receive approximately $188,000 annually from property taxes to increase staff.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 6:13:50 AM - SOURCE: Xenia Daily Gazette
Fire reported in large oil tank inside Dayton Cargill facility
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 07:42:14 -0800
Multiple firefighters have responded to a fire inside an oil tank at the Cargill facility in Dayton Wednesday morning. Emergency crews responded to a reported fire at the facility on Needmore Road around 10 a.m. Initial reports indicate the fire is contained to a 210 gallon oil tank that is believed to be mostly empty.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 7:42:14 AM - SOURCE: WHIO-TV Dayton

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