Daily Dispatch: Ohio News
Fire kills father, 5-year-old daughter in Quaker City
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700
An early Thursday morning fire at a home on Smith Avenue in Quaker City claimed the lives of a 42-year-old man and his 5-year-old daughter. A 7-year-old daughter was seriously injured in the blaze and was flown by MedFlight to Akron Children’s Hospital. The two killed in the fire were identified as Steve Myers and Lydia Myers.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Daily Jeff
Program to help 911 dispatchers comes to central Ohio
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:48:09 -0700
If you are in a situation where you need to call 911, chances are time is of the essence. “In times of an emergencies, a lot of times, you get frantic and your mind doesn't work in ways, and Smart911 gets that information to us so you don't have to,” said Adam Smith, Washington Township Battalion Fire Chief The Northwest Regional Emergency Communications Center has added “Smart911.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 4:48:09 PM - SOURCE: WBNS-TV Columbus 10
Trumbull County fire departments get $1.5 million to help upgrade to digital radio system
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:49:21 -0700
The federal government is helping some local fire departments in Trumbull County upgrade their radio systems. The $1.5 million FEMA grant will help the departments in transitioning to the Project 25-compliant digital communication system, specifically the State of Ohio Multi-Agency Radio Communication System.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2019 3:49:21 PM - SOURCE: WYTV-TV 33 News
Police investigation underway after burn victim found in Dayton
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 04:37:57 -0700
A man was taken to a Dayton hospital after suffering serious burn injuries near a gas station on West Third Street Friday morning. Firefighters were initially dispatched on reports of a small grass fire near the intersection of West Third Street and North James H. McGee Boulevard around 6:45 a.m. Medics were requested shortly after firefighters arrived on scene when they located a man who was burned.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2019 4:37:57 AM - SOURCE: WHIO-TV Dayton
Youngstown firefighter concerned about ‘trade secret’ fracking chemicals
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:35:00 -0700
A local firefighter who helps train others in handling hazardous materials said there is a growing concern over the impact oil and gas drilling could leave in Ohio. Youngstown Battalion Chief Sil Caggiano said there are numerous drilling sites across the state, including a couple here in the Valley, where high levels of radium have been detected in the waste coming from the wells.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 2:35:00 PM - SOURCE: WYTV-TV 33 News
Flames consume barn, hay at Rogers Sale
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 21:48:03 -0700
An open air barn full of round bales of hay was destroyed Wednesday evening at the Rogers Community Auction and Flea Market, which is commonly known as the Rogers Sale. Owner Ken Baer said the round bales inside had just been sold at auction earlier in the afternoon, but there really was no one around that area at that time.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 9:48:03 PM - SOURCE: Lisbon-Columbiana County Morning Journal News
Kettering Fire Department recognizes girl, 9, for saving her grandmother's life
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:41:13 -0700
The Kettering Fire Department on Wednesday recognized 9-year-old Avriauna Taylor for saving her grandmother's life in July. Trudy Jarrett was in need of help when she became light-headed from a lack of oxygen, fell and hit her head on the stove. When Avriauna saw her grandmother in trouble, she rushed out of the house and knocked on doors of neighboring houses until she was able to rouse someone to call 911.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 3:41:13 PM - SOURCE: Dayton Daily News
Warren firefighters surprise Little Raiders football team with brand new helmets
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:41:10 -0700
The Warren Little Raiders football players wrapped up their practice Wednesday night with some new hardware. They’re going to be safer and a little more protected from here on out, thanks to donations from local firefighters and government employees who surprised the players with new helmets. These tough football players didn’t know what was going on when Warren fire trucks rolled up to practice.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 7:41:10 PM - SOURCE: WYTV-TV 33 News
Most senior Toledo firefighter is the first female to receive Badge No. 1
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:45:17 -0700
On a normal day, Pvt. Kathy Rickheim considers herself to be one of the guys. But Tuesday was anything but normal. She was recognized for her hard work and dedication to the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department. Badge No. 1 is presented to the most senior firefighter or firefighter-paramedic on the job.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 4:45:17 PM - SOURCE: ToledoNewsNow
Parma Fire Department Awarded Over $1 Million In Federal Funding
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 03:51:03 -0700
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, City of Parma Mayor Tim DeGeeter and Parma Fire Chief Mike Lasky have announced that the Parma Fire Department will be awarded $1,051,073.80. The funding was awarded through a competitive grant application through the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 3:51:03 AM - SOURCE: WTAM-AM 1100 Cleveland
Canal Fulton earns state Fire Department of the Year award
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 02:43:03 -0700
Being a firefighter or a paramedic is more than responding to emergency situations. For the Canal Fulton Fire Department, it’s about providing services and resources to help keep the community safe. The Fire Department will received the 2019 Ohio Fire Department of the Year Award this afternoon for its dedication and service to the community during the Ohio Hall of Fame Fire Service and Ohio Fire Awards ceremony.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 2:43:03 AM - SOURCE: The Independent Online
Homeland Security awards Coshocton County fire department $287k for recruitment and retention
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:04:04 -0700
A fire department in Coshocton County was awarded over $285,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said Tuesday $287,670 is for the recruitment and retention of firefighters through its Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program at the Jackson Township Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 11:04:04 AM - SOURCE: WTTE-TV Fox 28 Columbus
Newark City Council approves money for new fire station
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 07:43:31 -0700
City Council approved spending almost $3 million to build a new fire station on Sharon Valley Road, but two council members said they couldn't support the expenditure until they see a plan to staff all four stations in the city. Jeremy Blake, D-2nd Ward, a mayoral candidate running against incumbent Republican Jeff Hall, and Sean Fennell, D-7th Ward, voted Monday night against the ordinance, which provides for $2.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2019 7:43:31 AM - SOURCE: Newark Advocate
Firefighters flock to Fairborn for experiments in old shopping center
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:49:08 -0700
Fire departments from all over the country have flocked to Fairborn to study fire and firefighter safety. Underwriters Laboratories, a fire safety research group, has conducted fire experiments in Fairborn since Sept. 13. Their final experiment will be on Thursday, a researcher said. Fairborn Fire Chief Dave Reichert said this week’s study was one of the first done on a commercial building.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 3:49:08 PM - SOURCE: WHIO-TV Dayton
Three-alarm blaze damages East Liverpool homes
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 04:44:24 -0700
Off duty, firefighters were called out early Tuesday to a house fire that threatened two neighboring homes in East Liverpool. The first fire crew to arrive on the 1000 Block of Huston Avenue reported that flames had spread through one home and were threatening houses on either side of the burning house.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 4:44:24 AM - SOURCE: WFMJ-TV Youngstown NBC 21
Euclid fights paying cancer benefits under Palumbo Act to longtime city firefighter
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 21:49:58 -0700
Despite two state rulings ordering the City of Euclid to pay Palumbo Act benefits to one of its longtime firefighters, city officials continue to fight paying David Rowell presumptive cancer benefits. With his fellow firefighters lined up in support behind him, the Euclid fire captain described how city officials let him down during Monday night's council meeting.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 9:49:58 PM - SOURCE: WEWS-TV IBS 5 Cleveland
Heavy flames shoot from detached garage in Dayton; fire deemed suspicious
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 02:27:21 -0700
A fire that significantly damaged a detached garage behind a home on Fountain Avenue in Dayton has been deemed suspicious, according to firefighters. Heavy flames and smoke were shooting from the structure shortly after the blaze was reported in the first block of Fountain Avenue around 5 a.m. No injuries were initially reported.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 2:27:21 AM - SOURCE: My Dayton Daily News
Touch-A-Truck in Bay Village featured children's heroes as well as a family business
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 09:04:09 -0700
The annual Touch-A-Truck in Bay Village was on September 14. It’s a family time to bring the kiddies out to play firefighter and police officer almost for real. It’s also an opportunity for the kids to meet and see real live firefighters and police officers as their heroes and to climb all around on the first responders’ vehicles that include fire trucks, police cars and EMS vehicles.
- PUB DATE: 9/17/2019 9:04:09 AM - SOURCE: Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com
Uhrichsville Fire Department CPR Training Could Expand to Community
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 05:37:54 -0700
Some training the Uhrichsville Fire Department has completed across the state could soon be implemented in the local community. Chief Justin Edwards and Captain Wes Dillon addressed city council Thursday, detailing new training firefighters at their station completed in places such as Cleveland and Columbus.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2019 5:37:54 AM - SOURCE: WTUZ-FM 99.9
Marion wins $830,000 grant to hire 6 firefighters
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:46:03 -0700
The city of Marion has been awarded an $830,000 grant to hire six more firefighters, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. City officials were notified Wednesday that the city was awarded $830,346.60 over three years from the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response, or SAFER, Grant, said Marion City Fire Chief Chuck Deem.
- PUB DATE: 9/13/2019 1:46:03 PM - SOURCE: Huber Heights Marion Star
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