Daily Dispatch: Ohio News
Massive Fairfield apartment complex fire displaced 18 residents, destroyed 11 units
Sat, 18 May 2019 10:49:59 -0700
More than 20 hours after an apartment fire destroyed 11 units and displaced 18 residents, Fairfield firefighters remained on the scene today, a company boarded windows and a backhoe knocked down the burned structures. The fire was reported Friday afternoon in the 80 block of Brittany Lane at the Villages of Wildwood and was caused by a resident who left food cooking on her stove, said Fairfield Fire Chief Don Bennett.
- PUB DATE: 5/18/2019 10:49:59 AM - SOURCE: WHIO-TV Dayton
Fairport Harbor Fire Department achieves better ISO rating
Sun, 19 May 2019 14:41:04 -0700
Fairport Harbor Fire Department has improved the rating of its fire protection capabilities that is determined by a national organization. The Insurance Services Office, or ISO, Public Protection Classification for the department recently was lowered from 4 to 3. ISO’s PPC rankings range from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best and 10 the worst.
- PUB DATE: 5/19/2019 2:41:04 PM - SOURCE: Ohio News Herald
Weston Township asked to take over all fire operations
Fri, 17 May 2019 14:43:21 -0700
Increases in fire department expenses have led to village officials asking the township to take over the department. “I don’t know. We’ve never done this,” said Weston Township Trustee Jacob Brown. “We don’t know if the village supports the additional funding. We don’t know if the township supports this.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2019 2:43:21 PM - SOURCE: Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune
Fire breaks out in Boardman townhouse for second time in two months
Mon, 20 May 2019 03:41:32 -0700
The American Red Cross is helping find shelter and clothing for two familes displaced by an early morning fire at a Boardman townhouse complex. Firefighters from Boardman and three other communities were called out at around 4:30 AM Monday to battle a blaze on the 300 block of Mathews Road. When firefighters arrived they found the flames had spread through two units of the townhouse.
- PUB DATE: 5/20/2019 3:41:32 AM - SOURCE: WFMJ-TV Youngstown NBC 21
Gas well blowout closes road in Berlin Township
Mon, 20 May 2019 08:38:04 -0700
First responders are checking homes in the area of a gas well blowout in Berlin Township to see if they need to be evacuated. Firefighters from Berlin and Ellsworth townships were called to 15081 Ellsworth Road at around 10:30 AM Monday. Although there was no fire, a plume of gas is spewing from the well.
- PUB DATE: 5/20/2019 8:38:04 AM - SOURCE: WFMJ-TV Youngstown NBC 21
Dayton Paramedics to make house calls through new program
Fri, 17 May 2019 03:56:55 -0700
Three-person teams of paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and social workers will be visiting Dayton residents this summer at their homes who have limited access to health care services. The community paramedicine program by Premier Health and Dayton Fire Department brings together hospital and fire department staff to identify patients in need of in-home care and will accommodate up to 25 patients at a time.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2019 3:56:55 AM - SOURCE: WHIO-TV Dayton
Elyria house blaze injures two firefighters
Fri, 17 May 2019 06:36:36 -0700
Two firefighters were injured while fighting an early-morning blaze in Elyria. The Elyria Fire Department was called to a house fire at 4 a.m. today at 134 Clark Street. They found a fire on the second floor of a two-story house, and were able to get it under control in about 15 minutes. The house sustained smoke and heat damage on the second floor and water damage on the first floor, but remains habitable, firefighters said.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2019 6:36:36 AM - SOURCE: Chronicle-Telegram
Union Twp. residents opposing fire district seek help from Licking County Commissioners
Thu, 16 May 2019 12:00:25 -0700
Licking County Commissioners could offer little assistance to nearly a dozen Union Township residents seeking help stopping a proposed fire district. On Tuesday, the residents met with commissioners at the request of Union Township resident Leslie Herro who asked the commissioners to work with their group to have the village of Hebron conform its boundaries, which means removing itself from the township.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2019 12:00:25 PM - SOURCE: Newark Advocate - Metered Site
'It's absolutely amazing': Norwood firefighters build at-home wheelchair ramp for 11-year-old girl
Thu, 16 May 2019 20:13:00 -0700
Emily Worley’s family members knew they needed a wheelchair ramp outside their home for years, she said Thursday night. They just didn’t know how to make it happen. In the meantime, her 11-year-old daughter Kailie needed others — usually siblings — to carry her chair up and down the two porch steps every time she left or came home.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2019 8:13:00 PM - SOURCE: WCPO-TV ABC 9 Cincinnati
Bowling Green State University kicks off 45th year of State Fire School May 20-24
Thu, 16 May 2019 13:43:49 -0700
More than 350 firefighters will arrive at Bowling Green State University to sharpen their skills in technical rescue, practice ventilation and search in vacant buildings, recognize and preserve arson scenarios, perfect their fire officer skills and learn life-saving techniques to save themselves or fellow firefighters as part of the weeklong State Fire School scheduled May 20-24.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2019 1:43:49 PM - SOURCE: Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune
Cincinnati firefighters respond to partial building collapse in Over-The-Rhine neighborhood
Fri, 17 May 2019 03:26:15 -0700
Cincinnati firefighters are responding to a partial building collapse in Over-The-Rhine. Fire crews responded around 9:30 p.m. to the building at 455 W. McMicken Ave. Our crew on the scene got information that the building is vacant. The Fire Department tweeted out that it is a minor situation and there are no injuries.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2019 3:26:15 AM - SOURCE: WLWT-TV NBC 5 Cincinnati
Rossford Fire Department going on the ballot for the first time in decades
Wed, 15 May 2019 14:53:55 -0700
The Rossford Fire Department is going on the ballot for the first time in more than 30 years. This past week the ladder truck for the department went into the shop for repairs after it experienced a transmission problem. This is just one of the many reasons the department is asking for voter support.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2019 2:53:55 PM - SOURCE: Toledo News Now
Firefighter helps Cuyahoga Falls man mow lawn
Wed, 15 May 2019 14:34:49 -0700
PHOTO: It was an act of kindness captured on camera. Cuyahoga Falls firefighter and paramedic Dan Grimm not only helped to treat a man who was injured while mowing his lawn, but he decided to finish mowing the rest of the man’s front yard. Robert Rainey, 82, was in the middle of mowing his lawn when he says a neighbor’s car had accidentally backed into him, knocking him to the ground.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2019 2:34:49 PM - SOURCE: WKYC-TV NBC 3 Cleveland
Firefighters rescue horse after it fell down ravine with rider in Springfield Township
Wed, 15 May 2019 06:54:08 -0700
Fire crews made an unusual rescue Tuesday after a horse slipped down a ravine with a rider. The rider was able to recover from the fall, but the horse got caught in deep mud, officials said. Firefighters used a Z-line system of ropes and pulleys to bring him upright. The horse is doing well, surprisingly with no broken bones, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2019 6:54:08 AM - SOURCE: WLWT-TV NBC 5 Cincinnati
Follow Up: Fire marshal investigating back-to-back fires at vacant Harrison Twp. building
Wed, 15 May 2019 12:41:57 -0700
Investigators say two fires in two days at the same building are cause for suspicion. Wednesday, flames destroyed the former commercial print shop in Harrison Township. Reports of a large fire came in after 5:00 a.m. Wednesday at the building on Needmore Road, between North Dixie Drive and I-75. "Our fire house is literally two blocks up the street.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2019 12:41:57 PM - SOURCE: WDTN-TV 2
Willoughby Hills Fire Department expands full time staffing for first time in 28 years
Tue, 14 May 2019 14:37:34 -0700
Firefighter Steven Drop was sworn in by Willoughby Hills Mayor Robert Weger on May 13 as a full-time firefighter for the city's fire department The swearing-in ceremony was not just a momentous occasion for Drop, but also for the the department. "This is the first time that career staffing (full-time) has been added to the department.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2019 2:37:34 PM - SOURCE: Ohio News Herald
Arson suspected after former printing business in Harrison Twp. catches fire
Wed, 15 May 2019 05:46:58 -0700
Harrison Township firefighters are calling an early morning fire at a former printing business on Needmore Road suspicious. Crews were called to the scene around 5:00 a.m. Wednesday. When fire crews arrived, flames were shooting from the building. Harrison Township Firefighters along with Butler Township and Vandalia were all called in to help put out the fire.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2019 5:46:58 AM - SOURCE: WKEF-TV NBC 22 Dayton
Hanover Township man rescued his family before dying in fire
Wed, 15 May 2019 04:48:55 -0700
A woman says her nephew died in a house fire in Ohio after rescuing his family from the burning home and going back to search for the family's blind and deaf dog. Authorities say 24-year-old Carl Aeby Jr. died from carbon monoxide poisoning in the fire Sunday in Hanover Township in Licking County. Fire officials say they saw heavy fire coming from the home when they were called around 4:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2019 4:48:55 AM - SOURCE: WKYC-TV NBC 3 Cleveland
Reynoldsburg: German Shepherd sworn in as new State Fire Marshal explosive detection K9
Tue, 14 May 2019 13:52:12 -0700
A special swearing in happened for the newest explosive detection K9 at the State Fire Marshal's office in Reynoldsburg Tuesday. Rena, a 2-year-old German Shepherd, will take over for a 9-year-old lab who's retiring in June after eight years of service. Rena's job is to detect bomb threats, protect dignitaries and perform sweeps before major events.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2019 1:52:12 PM - SOURCE: WSYX-TV ABC 6
Fire does extensive damage to Lorain home
Tue, 14 May 2019 14:58:12 -0700
Lorain firefighters were called to a fire May 14 that caused damage to multiple floors of a 31st Street house. Firefighters responded at 10:19 a.m. to 2438 E. 31st St. for a house that had smoke coming out its windows, according to Lorain fire Assistant Chief Matt Homolya. Homolya said a crew doing gas line work for Miller Pipeline was working across the street, saw the smoke and called 911.
- PUB DATE: 5/14/2019 2:58:12 PM - SOURCE: Lorain Morning Journal
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