|Daily Dispatch: Ohio News|
|Decontamination room comes to new Delaware firehouse, aims to reduce cancer in firefighters|
|Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:48:13 -0800|
The city of Delaware just put in a state-of-the-art decontamination room in its new firehouse. This is a practice that departments everywhere are moving toward. The Columbus Firefighters Local 67 said plans on the new firehouse were redrawn to include decontamination measures but more needs to be done, especially with the old stations.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 4:48:13 PM - SOURCE: WBNS-TV Columbus 10
|Master plans for Sidney station 3 unveiled|
|Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:13:27 -0800|
The architects working on the master plans for Sidney Fire Department’s (SFD) future Station No. 3 presented Sidney Council with an update at Monday’s Sidney City Council meeting. Fire Chief Brad Jones reminded council, when introducing Tim Bement, from App Architecture in Englewood, and Rob Manns, from Manns Woodward Studios in Baltimore, that he was tasked in 2014 with updating the 2008 Community Risk Assessment.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 1:13:27 PM - SOURCE: Sidney Daily News
|Follow-up: Pataskala high school begins discipline process after ODs|
|Thu, 14 Feb 2019 07:58:52 -0800|
One week after two Licking Heights High School students were hospitalized for suspected overdoses, police are awaiting test results and school officials are moving ahead with “discipline” procedures. The two LHHS students hospitalized Feb. 6 have since been released, according to district officials; a police investigation continues regarding what they ingested that led to their need for emergency transport.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 7:58:52 AM - SOURCE: Newark Advocate
|New Franklin Council approves dispatch equipment|
|Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:10:00 -0800|
New Franklin continues to work towards upgrading its dispatch equipment to remain a primary center following the state changing some of the requirements for a community to remain a primary center. During the Feb. 6 meeting, City Council approved an agreement with Priority Dispatch for the purchase of emergency medical software and training for the New Franklin Dispatch Center.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 1:10:00 PM - SOURCE: Suburbanite
|Layoffs for four Barberton firefighters temporarily suspended|
|Wed, 13 Feb 2019 16:43:39 -0800|
The layoffs for four Barberton firefighters/paramedics set to go into effect Wednesday have been suspended until next month. During a meeting Wednesday afternoon with the city’s four unions, the city administration and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 329 signed a memorandum of understanding suspending the four layoffs until March 1, Barberton Mayor Bill Judge said.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 4:43:39 PM - SOURCE: Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com
|Ohio police and fire retirees living out of state find themselves with no access to health coverage|
|Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800|
Retired Ohio police and firefighters who decided to spend their golden years in the sun are now dealing with a dark cloud. As retired first responders here at home deal with the health benefits crisis, NBC4’s Colleen Marshall uncovered those who moved out of state are learning they may have no coverage at all.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCMH-TV Columbus NBC
|West Carrollton to rehire fire chief after Valentine's week retirement|
|Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:07:05 -0800|
West Carrollton is rehiring its retiring fire chief. Chris Barnett, who is set to retire Friday, will be taken off payroll at the end of this week and return to it Monday as a special employee, according to the city. West Carrollton City Council has approved retaining Barnett, who has served as fire chief since 2013, to continue to lead the department.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 9:07:05 AM - SOURCE: My Dayton Daily News
|Two rescued from balconies during Fairfield apartment fire|
|Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:49:34 -0800|
Firefighters rescued two people from second floor balconies, including a woman in a wheelchair, while responding to a fire at an apartment building on Southgate Boulevard. The Fairfield Fire Department responded to the 16-unit complex at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday. The fire started in the kitchen of a unit, according to Chief Donald G.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 9:49:34 AM - SOURCE: WCPO-TV ABC 9 Cincinnati
|Cleveland firefighter removed from plane a day after arrest at airport|
|Wed, 13 Feb 2019 16:32:24 -0800|
A Cleveland firefighter was arrested for a third time in 24 hours for disorderly conduct at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The third incident occurred just before noon Tuesday. Following the firefighter's arrest, he was taken to the hospital after again complaining of illness. He remains hospitalized.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 4:32:24 PM - SOURCE: WJW-TV MyFox Cleveland
|Van totally destroyed after bursting into flames at Warren dental office|
|Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:55:32 -0800|
A van was totally destroyed after it burst into flames in Warren this afternoon. The incident happened around 2:15 p.m. in the parking lot of Warren Dental Group on North Park Avenue. Officials tell 21 News, the fire was likely caused by mechanical issues. The vehicle's owner told firefighters that she has been having electrical issues with the vehicle and went outside after she was told the lights had been left on and found the vehicle engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 5:55:32 PM - SOURCE: WFMJ-TV Youngstown NBC 21
|Firefighter rescued after falling through floor while battling fire in Cincinnati, officials say|
|Wed, 13 Feb 2019 05:36:11 -0800|
A firefighter is expected to be OK after falling through the floor while battling a house fire on Tuesday in East Price Hill, officials said. The fire broke out around 6:30 a.m. on Glenway Avenue. When they arrived the situation turned life-threatening. The home was unoccupied, but search crews found two dogs inside.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 5:36:11 AM - SOURCE: WLWT-TV NBC 5 Cincinnati
|Huber Heights to use $216,000 FEMA grant for fire equipment|
|Wed, 13 Feb 2019 04:10:33 -0800|
Huber Heights Fire Department will purchase 33 new self-contained breathing apparatus with a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The department received a $216,846 grant from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Program to help pay for the new breathing equipment. The total cost of the project is $238,530, and the city will cover $21,684 of the cost.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 4:10:33 AM - SOURCE: My Dayton Daily News
|Follow-up: Dayton fire chief, "We have enough staffing to adequately serve the city"|
|Tue, 12 Feb 2019 21:57:08 -0800|
Dayton Fire Chief Jeffrey L. Payne said the city is safe, despite temporary closures, so-called “brownouts” at certain fire stations. News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy sat down with the chief today after talking Monday night to the union leader representing the city’s firefighters, who again expressed concerns about staffing levels in the city.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 9:57:08 PM - SOURCE: My Dayton Daily News
|Number of Youngstown arsons down dramatically|
|Tue, 12 Feb 2019 22:16:17 -0800|
There were years when the city fire department responded to more than 300 calls for arsons at vacant houses. But thanks to what fire officials say is an increased emphasis on demolition in recent years, the department handled just 52 arsons last year at vacant homes and another nine at vacant buildings for a total of 61 arsons in vacant structures.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 10:16:17 PM - SOURCE: Youngstown Vindicator (Vindy.com)
|Man pulled from burning Green Township barn|
|Wed, 13 Feb 2019 07:36:38 -0800|
Crews from several fire departments were still working to put out the smoldering ruins of a barn that caught fire while a man was still inside. A Goshen Township Police officer was on Western Reserve Road at around 9 am Wednesday when a passer-by said reported the barn fire on Washingtonville Road. The officer got there and learned that a man on a Towmotor was still inside the burning barn Police tried unsuccessfully tried to pull the man from the barn but had to wait until firefighters to arrive to rescue him.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 7:36:38 AM - SOURCE: WFMJ-TV Youngstown NBC 21
|Avon Lake Fire Department has a new chief at the helm|
|Mon, 11 Feb 2019 19:57:29 -0800|
Jeremy Betsa was formally sworn in as chief of the Avon Lake Fire Department in a ceremony on Feb. 11 during Avon Lake City Council’s regular session. Surrounded by family and friends, Betsa took the oath of office, removing the interim tag from his title. Betsa has most recently served as Interim Chief with the retirement of outgoing Avon Lake Fire Chief Chris Huerner.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2019 7:57:29 PM - SOURCE: Lorain Morning Journal
|Dayton fire union chief: Station closest to semi fire at Love's truck stop was closed|
|Mon, 11 Feb 2019 22:53:42 -0800|
Massive flames engulfed several semi trucks before daybreak Saturday at Love’s Travel Stop. Steve Dunham, Dayton Fire Fighter’s Union President, told News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy that the closest fire station was closed when the fire broke out shortly before 6 a.m. “Engine 10, probably the first due engine, was out of service, browned out because of staffing reason,” he said.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2019 10:53:42 PM - SOURCE: WHIO-TV Dayton
|Vandalia fire has 10 new part-time hires|
|Tue, 12 Feb 2019 06:46:26 -0800|
Vandalia’s fire department is the latest to increase its part-time hiring. Fire Chief Chad Follick hired 10 new part-time employees to the fire department recently. That number is high for most suburban departments in the area. “Our division of fire has six full-time firefighters and ideally needs 50 or so part-timers to round out the staff,” Follick said.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 6:46:26 AM - SOURCE: WHIO-TV Dayton
|Forest fire protection area now includes 43 counties|
|Mon, 11 Feb 2019 08:23:04 -0800|
Fire departments in Trumbull, Mahoning, and northern Columbiana counties have been added to the list of those who could be eligible for grants, training and other programs to help them fight forest fires. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has expanded the Division of Forestry's Forest Fire Protection Area to include 43 counties.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2019 8:23:04 AM - SOURCE: WFMJ-TV Youngstown NBC 21
|Columbus council approves $914-million-plus budget. majority for public safety|
|Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:42:17 -0800|
Columbus plans to spend $914.2 million in 2019, with the majority of funds in the largest budget in city history going toward public safety. Mayor Andrew J. Ginther proposed a $912 million spending plan in November, but the city finished 2018 with about $2.2 million in carryover funding that the council can use for programs it wants to support.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2019 4:42:17 PM - SOURCE: Columbus Dispatch