Daily Dispatch: Ohio News
Firefighter and resident injured, multiple rescued from fire at Miami Township apartment complex
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 09:53:16 -0800
A firefighter and a resident were injured Thursday in an apartment complex fire in Clermont County. “When our first crews arrived on the scene, there was heavy smoke and fire showing from the lower-level first-floor apartment,” Miami Township Fire Chief Steve Kelly said. One woman in her 70s was rushed to the hospital, overcome by smoke.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 9:53:16 AM - SOURCE: WLWT-TV NBC 5 Cincinnati
Springfield Township introduces alternative leadership plan for 911 consolidation
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 03:03:49 -0800
There was a heated discussion between a dozen municipalities in Lucas County on Thursday on the best way to keep you safe with the new 911 consolidation plan. There are 21 municipalities involved in the agreement; the biggest concerns are coming from the area's smaller villages and townships. "It would be like turning the decision to go to war over to the troops that are actually fighting it," Springfield Township trustee Andy Glenn said.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 3:03:49 AM - SOURCE: ToledoNewsNow
North College Hill officials hope task force solves fire department's staffing issues
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:19:02 -0800
Residents should be concerned about lack of staffing at the North College Hill Fire Department, according to City Administrator Ron Mosby. The department only has three full-time employees and can only respond to one emergency at a time, Chief Brian Fels said. The other 31 firefighters are part time.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 12:19:02 PM - SOURCE: WCPO-TV ABC 9 Cincinnati
1 taken to hospital following crash involving fire engine near New Albany
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 19:37:00 -0800
One person is in the hospital after a crash involving multiple vehicles near New Albany. According to Columbus police, the crash happened around 9:15 p.m. on S.R. 161 westbound near New Albany Road. The Plain Township Fire Department tells 10TV that the crash involved multiple vehicles, including a fire engine.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 7:37:00 PM - SOURCE: WBNS-TV Columbus 10
Butler County lawmaker explains unusual vote in debated first responder benefits bill
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 04:37:24 -0800
First responders in Butler County are called thousands of times for service per year and see tragedy and violence. These incidents can take an emotional and mental toll on any first responder, according to some lawmakers and top Butler County first responders. The Ohio House last week passed a bill designed to provide help to those first responders who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder because of an incident and was not physically injured.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 4:37:24 AM - SOURCE: Hamilton Journal-News
Akron Fire Department trucks to be outfitted with AED devices
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 11:46:36 -0800
The Akron Fire Department is expanding its capabilities for EMS (Emergency Medical Services) to all fire companies. Each fire engine in the Akron Fire Department will be outfitted with automatic external defibrillators (AEDs), which will nearly double the capabilities of the emergency workers to provide life-saving services to the members of the community.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 11:46:36 AM - SOURCE: WKYC-TV NBC 3 Cleveland
Rural Ohio Fire Departments Receive State Funding
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 16:39:27 -0800
More than 65 fire departments serving rural communities in the state are getting a funding boost from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The ODNR’s Division of Forestry recently approved grant funding of more than $410,000 to aid in projects that include investing in personal protection and fire suppression equipment, obtaining utility terrain vehicles (UTVs), and upgrading communication systems, among other projects.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 4:39:27 PM - SOURCE: WKSU News
‘It’s a large operation’: How the battle against a massive Butler County business fire unfolded
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:27:52 -0800
Fire crews and emergency management personnel worked through Tuesday night into Wednesday afternoon to contain a massive fire at a tire warehouse and protect the area from any hazardous materials. Crews first responded at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to the Wholesale Tire Mart at 4954 Alert New London Road.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 12:27:52 AM - SOURCE: Dayton Daily News
Uhrichsville seeking renewals of ambulance and fire equipment levies
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 09:49:53 -0800
The city is asking voters to renew two safety-related property tax levies in the March 17 primary election. A 2.85-mill levy for emergency medical service dates to 2000. It costs the owner of a $50,000 home about $26 a year and raises about $130,000 a year, according to city Auditor Julie Pearch. The 2-mill levy for the purchase of fire trucks and fire equipment has been on the books since 2010.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 9:49:53 AM - SOURCE: New Philadelphia Times-Reporter
Bomb-making materials found in Bay Village home where man died in hazmat situation, police say
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 08:17:19 -0800
Authorities found bomb-making materials and other hazardous materials in a Bay Village home where a 29-year-old man died Tuesday, police said. Investigators found Stephen P. Gurley’s body and the hazardous materials about 1:30 p.m. in his upstairs bedroom in an Arlington Circle home in the Huntington Woods development on Bradley Road, Bay Village police said.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 8:17:19 AM - SOURCE: Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com
Fire forced mother, daughter from Dayton home
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 03:44:47 -0800
A mother, son and family pet are safe after an early morning fire forced them from their Dayton home Thursday. The fire happened around 1 am Thursday in the 1300 block of Pursell Avenue. Fire officials told 2 NEWS a woman awoke to the smell of smoke and was able to get her son and a family pet out of the home before firefighters arrived.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 3:44:47 AM - SOURCE: WDTN-TV 2
Toledo firefighter turned tailor helps Toledo Fire and Rescue Dept. save money, prevent cancer
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 04:37:44 -0800
Firefighters save lives, and the last thing they need to worry about is whether their gear will keep them safe. "It used to be the dirtier your gear the better because it proved you were a fireman's fireman," said firefighter Brett Langston. Now, firefighters in-training are taught to keep their gear as clean as possible to prevent cancer.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 4:37:44 AM - SOURCE: ToledoNewsNow
Fire chief in Hubbard says department needs money for part-time staff to help volunteers
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 19:48:13 -0800
One of the issues on the March 17 primary ballot in Trumbull County is a new fire levy. It covers both Hubbard city and township but Tuesday night, the focus was on the city. The Eagle Joint Fire District presented its case for why a new levy is critical for the department. Chief Ron Stanish said it’s a change that’s long overdue and vital for keeping the Hubbard community protected.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 7:48:13 PM - SOURCE: WYTV-TV 33 News
Officials say body found in brush fire in Cleveland's Euclid-Green neighborhood
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 05:23:47 -0800
Firefighters found a dismembered body in the middle of a brush fire early Wednesday, officials said. Cleveland Fire spokesman Mike Norman said firefighters about 4 a.m. went to a brush fire on Larchmont Avenue and Clermont Avenue in the city’s Collinwood neighborhood. The remains were found in the middle of the fire, Norman said.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 5:23:47 AM - SOURCE: Cleveland Plain Dealer & Cleveland.com
Follow Up: Injured Cincinnati firefighter issues statement: 'This one actually scared me pretty bad'
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 10:41:45 -0800
An injured Cincinnati firefighter has issued a statement through a firefighters' union that he is doing okay but broke quite a few vertebrae and six of his ribs. The firefighter fell about 10 feet into a basement Monday in Over-the-Rhine while on the job at a building that is under renovation, according to a Cincinnati Fire Fighters Union Local 48 statement on Monday.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 10:41:45 AM - SOURCE: Cincinnati Enquirer & Cincinnati.com
Former OSU Running Back Becomes Columbus Firefighter
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 07:42:53 -0800
Former Ohio State running back Antonio Pittman is now working as a firefighter with the Columbus Fire Department. Pittman recently graduated from the Columbus Fire Academy and spoke about his new career, which he said became his dream after injuries cut his football career short. Pittman grew up in Akron and played with the Buckeyes from 2004 until 2006, where he rushed for over 2,900 hundred yards and 22 touchdowns.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 7:42:53 AM - SOURCE: WBUK-FM 106.3 The Fox
Firefighters letting fire burn in Butler County to avert ‘environmental disaster,’ chief says
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 17:53:44 -0800
Fire crews with the Morgan Township Fire Department are continuing to monitor a fire at a tire dealer in Butler County, which reportedly caught fire shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday. The fire is at Wholesale Tire Mart in the 4900 block of Alert New London Road in the community of Shandon, which is located just off Cincinnati-Brookville Road in southwest Butler County.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 5:53:44 PM - SOURCE: WXIX-TV FOX 19 Cincinnati
Fire destroys auto body shop in Warren
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 06:47:12 -0800
A fire destroyed an auto body shop in Warren Tuesday morning and for some people, the building brings back special memories. It started a little before 3 a.m. at the L&L All in One shop in the 1700 block of Niles Road. When firefighters got there, flames were everywhere. Firefighters said it was tough trying to get them under control.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 6:47:12 AM - SOURCE: WYTV-TV 33 News
Cincinnati firefighter hospitalized after falling through hole while fighting house fire in Over-the-Rhine
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
While fighting what turned out to be a small fire, a Cincinnati firefighter took a step Monday morning that could have cost him his life. "When they went in to try to extinguish it, one of the firefighters fell, there was an open shaft where there should have been a staircase. And he fell approximately 8 to 10 feet," Cincinnati District Fire Chief Nate Cash said.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLWT-TV 5 NBC
Youngstown Firefighters' Union tries to extend olive branch to administration over ambulance issue
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 16:45:08 -0800
It's not the first time we've told you about this story, someone with a medical emergency in Youngstown and no ambulance to answer their call. This weekend, Youngstown Police took one man to the hospital in a cruiser because he thought he was having a heart attack and no ambulances were available. We know the city is working with AMR ambulance on a plan to give better coverage to the city and the city is looking to run it's own EMS program but that planning could take a year to do.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2020 4:45:08 PM - SOURCE: WFMJ-TV Youngstown NBC 21
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