Painesville Township Fire Department

Painesville Township Fire Department The Painesville Township Fire Department started in 1966 after a contract with the Painesville City Fire Department was ended.
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Ohio State Fire Marshal
11/20/2020

Ohio State Fire Marshal

It’s no secret Mother Nature can be a bit unpredictable. But when she gets together with Old Man Winter, all bets are off!

Know what to do before, during and after a winter storm with these tips from us and our friends at National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

#WinterSafetyAwarenessWeek OH Weather Awareness

Be prepared and be safe!
11/15/2020

Be prepared and be safe!

Be prepared for power outages tomorrow! Make sure you have everything you need charged just in case your power goes out due to high winds!

Thank You to all Veterans!
11/11/2020

Thank You to all Veterans!

Today we are posting a link to fire safety videos that you can share with your children from preschool through 5th grade...
10/11/2020
Sparky School House - Teach Fire Safety. Save lives.

Today we are posting a link to fire safety videos that you can share with your children from preschool through 5th grade. These videos review all of our fire safety posts from National Fire Prevention Week. Please review them with your children. As we have stated, they will not receive in person fire safety programs in the schools due to Covid restrictions. This concludes our posts for Fire Prevention Week. We will continue to share information and fire safety tips throughout the year. Thank you!

https://sparkyschoolhouse.org/

The NFPA and Sparky provide resources for teaching fire safety including apps, videos, lesson plans and activities.

Today is the last day of National Fire Prevention Week. Today's topic is:Heating• Heating equipment is one of the leadin...
10/10/2020

Today is the last day of National Fire Prevention Week. Today's topic is:
Heating
• Heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fires during the
winter months.
• Space heaters are the type of equipment most often involved in home
heating equipment fires.
• All heaters need space. Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet (1
meter) away from heating equipment.
• Have a 3-foot (1-metre) “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
• Purchase and use only portable space heaters listed by a qualified
testing laboratory.
• Have a qualified professional install heating equipment.
• Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned
and inspected by a qualified professional at least once a year.

Here's some more information for National Fire Prevention Week. Please review this with your children. As we mentioned e...
10/09/2020

Here's some more information for National Fire Prevention Week. Please review this with your children. As we mentioned earlier in the week, many of them will not receive any in-school fire safety programs due to Covid restrictions. We're counting on parents to get involved with fire safety! Today's topic is:
Home Fire Escape Planning and Practice
Home fire escape planning should include the following:
• Drawing a map of each level of the home, showing all doors and
windows
• Going to each room and pointing to the two ways out
• Making sure someone will help children, older adults, and people
with disabilities wake up and get out
• Teaching children how to escape on their own in case you cannot
help them
• Establishing a meeting place outside and away from the home
where everyone can meet after exiting
• Having properly installed and maintained smoke alarms
• Pushing the smoke alarm button to start the drill
• Practicing what to do in case there is smoke: Get low and go. Get out
fast.
• Practicing using different ways out and closing doors behind you as
you leave
• Never going back for people, pets, or things
• Going to your outdoor meeting place
• Calling 9-1-1 or the local emergency number from a cell phone
or a neighbor’s phone.

Continuing our National Fire Prevention Week messages, today we want to talk about:Cooking• Cooking is the leading cause...
10/08/2020

Continuing our National Fire Prevention Week messages, today we want to talk about:

Cooking
• Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries.
Thanksgiving is the leading day for fires involving cooking equipment.
• The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.
• Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food.
• If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly and stay in
the home.
• Always keep a lid nearby when cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the
lid over the pan and turn off the burner. Leave the pan covered until it’s cool.
• Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stovetop.
• Loose clothing can hang down onto stove burners and catch fire. Wear short,
close-fitting, or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking.
• Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet (1 metre) around the stove and areas
where hot food or drink is prepared or carried.

Today's topic for National Fire Prevention Week is:Smoke Alarms• Smoke alarms detect and alert people to a fire in the e...
10/07/2020

Today's topic for National Fire Prevention Week is:
Smoke Alarms
• Smoke alarms detect and alert people to a fire in the early stages. Smoke
alarms can mean the difference between life and death in a fire.
• Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half.
• Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each separate
sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.
• Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button.
• Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm
and knows how to respond.

Continuing our Fire Prevention Week messages, today we would like to talk about:Heating• Heating equipment is one of the...
10/06/2020

Continuing our Fire Prevention Week messages, today we would like to talk about:
Heating
• Heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fires during the
winter months.
• Space heaters are the type of equipment most often involved in home
heating equipment fires.
• All heaters need space. Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet (1
meter) away from heating equipment.
• Have a 3-foot (1-metre) “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
• Purchase and use only portable space heaters listed by a qualified
testing laboratory.
• Have a qualified professional install heating equipment.
• Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned
and inspected by a qualified professional at least once a year.

It's Fire Prevention Week. Good time to check and review detectors,  extinguishers and escape plans.
10/05/2020

It's Fire Prevention Week. Good time to check and review detectors, extinguishers and escape plans.

We would like to wish our Accelerant Detection K-9 Theo, and our retired K-9 Ian a happy National Dog Day! The dogs were...
08/26/2020
National Dog Day: Meet Theo, a Labrador Retriever the accelerant-detection dog

We would like to wish our Accelerant Detection K-9 Theo, and our retired K-9 Ian a happy National Dog Day! The dogs were featured on WKYC Channel 3 news today for National Dog Day.
https://www.wkyc.com/video/life/pets/national-dog-day-theo/95-df18b41a-8eb7-4dba-a3f9-e1f860815ab6

Aug. 26, 2020: Theo is a special dog. He's one of only about 60 accelerant-detection dogs in the country. Theo's work has taken him across the country.

Painesville Township FD responded to the incident listed below last night along with the Lake County Sheriff's Office. W...
08/24/2020

Painesville Township FD responded to the incident listed below last night along with the Lake County Sheriff's Office. We'd like to thank Perry Joint Fire District for their assistance.
In all 4 people were transported to Tripoint Medical Center and several were then transferred to MetroHealth for further care.

Press Release: 8/24/2020
Felonious Assault

On August 24, 2020 at approximately 0015 Hrs., Lake County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol units responded to the area of N. Ridge Rd. between Bacon Rd. and Fairport Nursery Rd. in Painesville Township to investigate reports of an adult female who was running in the area and yelling for help while covered in blood. The female was soon located and identified, and the ensuing investigation revealed a total of five involved individuals, all of whom were homeless and had been residing in tents in a wooded area near that location.

Deputies quickly learned an altercation had taken place in the wooded area and one of the males residing in the woods used a hand-held saw, similar to that of a hand-held miter box saw, to injure the other four including one female and three males. All but one victims were able to flee the scene until help arrived. The four injured parties all sustained lacerations from the saw and were all transported to local hospitals. Their injuries ranged from moderate to severe and life threatening.

Deputies were able to quickly locate the male suspect nearby and take him into custody. He was booked into the Lake County Jail and charged with Felonious Assault, however the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected. The suspect’s identity will be released after he is formally arraigned.

Capt. Robert Izzo

Ohio Department of Transportation District 12 Cleveland
06/15/2020

Ohio Department of Transportation District 12 Cleveland

Vrooman Rd. southbound is Now Open!

Our Accelerant Detection K-9 Theo and his handler, Lt Thompson, have been working in the city of Chicago for the last we...
06/14/2020

Our Accelerant Detection K-9 Theo and his handler, Lt Thompson, have been working in the city of Chicago for the last week along with two other K-9 teams from across the US. Several other teams are deployed in Minnesota and other cities across the Country. Our K-9 team is part of the ATF National Response Team and subject to deployment anywhere in the US. There are currently only 61 ATF K-9 teams in the US.

Ohio Department of Transportation District 12 Cleveland
05/31/2020

Ohio Department of Transportation District 12 Cleveland

Traffic Alert: Many main roads into downtown Cleveland have been closed at the request of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, including I-90 westbound at I-271, and SR 2 westbound in Willowick at the Innerbelt curve. Please use caution when approaching the area and stay safe.

05/03/2020
Lake County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Frank Leonbruno

Schedule change...

There has been a change on the flights over Lake County on Monday morning May 4th that we have received word on. The Blue Angels and Thunderbirds will not be flying over Lake County on Monday. However C-130s will be flying over ashtabula and Lake county headed out to the hospitals in Cleveland and returning. The flights will come through between 10:30 and 11:30 AM on Monday. I wanted to get word out to you as quickly as possible of the change as soon as we were made aware. 

Sheriff Frank Leonbruno

YOUNGSTOWN AIR RESERVE STATION, OHIO – The 910th Airlift Wing is launching ‘Hercs Over America’ on Monday, May 4, 2020, as a way for our Air Force Reserve family to salute the thousands of healthcare workers, essential employees and other first responders on the front line of the battle against COVID-19.
This ‘salute’ flyover, consisting of two of the 910th’s C-130H Hercules aircraft, is scheduled to take place over the following medical facilities during the late morning hours of Monday, May 4, 2020.
The 910th’s aircraft will kick off ‘Hercs Over America’ over UPMC Hamot Primary in Erie, Pennsylvania.

The two-ship formation will then proceed to the Cleveland area to salute workers at these health care facilities: The Cleveland VA Hospital; University Hospital Ahuja Medical Center – Beachwood; University Hospital Cleveland Main Campus; Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital; Cleveland Clinic Main Campus; Metro Health – Cleveland and Fairview Hospital – Cleveland.

The C-130s will then head to Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio and Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio.
The 910th aircraft will conclude ‘Hercs Over America’ in the skies above St. Joseph Medical Center in Warren, Ohio; St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio and St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Boardman, Ohio.

The 910th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office will contact each of the locations listed above directly to notify them of the approximate timeframe the flyover salutes will occur over their respective facilities.
As with many Air Force Reserve community engagement flying activities, these flyovers are scheduled to occur during one of the wing’s training missions and will incur no additional cost to taxpayers.

Area residents should be able to see the flyover from the safety of their homes, via media broadcasts or on the 910th’s social media platforms. The 910th encourages maintaining social distancing guidelines during this event. Area residents should also refrain from traveling to hospitals or gathering in large groups to view the flyover.

The 910th’s Reserve Citizen Airmen are proud to serve alongside the first responders and essential personnel in the COVID-19 response efforts. We are all in this together. These selfless Americans on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 remind us we can rise to meet any challenge with unrivaled spirit and commitment.

NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY: News media outlets planning coverage of this event should contact the 910th

Painesville Township Fire Department is proud to announce that our new fire engine 2723 is officially in service. 2723 r...
04/29/2020

Painesville Township Fire Department is proud to announce that our new fire engine 2723 is officially in service. 2723 runs out of station#2 on Bowhall Rd. The old engine will move to reserve status.

Governor Mike DeWine
04/27/2020

Governor Mike DeWine

Today I announced details of our new #ResponsibleRestartOhio plan. This plan for #Ohio will slowly, methodically open certain sectors with certain mandatory requirements ⬇

➡ Manufacturing, distribution, and construction: https://bit.ly/2KDdlfr
➡ General office environments: https://bit.ly/2Sb4w0o
➡ Consumer, Retail & Services: https://bit.ly/3bIY4FR

Some businesses must remain closed, particularly those that place individuals at an increased risk of potential #COVID19 exposure ➡ https://bit.ly/3bM5hVu

Visit coronavirus.ohio.gov/ResponsibleRestartOhio for all the details of Ohio's plan to restart the economy and keep citizens safe.

#InThisTogetherOhio
#StaySafeOhio
#StayHomeOhio

Painesville Township Fire Department along with Perry FD responded to 2481 North Ridge for a report of a vehicle into a ...
04/23/2020

Painesville Township Fire Department along with Perry FD responded to 2481 North Ridge for a report of a vehicle into a building. Upon arrival our crews found a single vehicle accident with a vehicle partially through the building. The Lake County Building Department is on scene evaluating the structure. There were no injuries and the Lake County Sheriff's Office is investigating the accident.

Our members were taking advantage of the sunshine today to do some training. Switching over from our onboard tank water ...
04/20/2020

Our members were taking advantage of the sunshine today to do some training. Switching over from our onboard tank water to a supplied fire hydrant water source before running out of tank water. Something we do on every working structure fire. Keeping our skills sharp as we social distance. Stay safe everyone. 🚒🇺🇸.....

Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters
03/25/2020

Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters

In these confusing and uncertain times, we are seeing lots of misinformation on social media and some websites regarding...
03/24/2020
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Lake County General Health

In these confusing and uncertain times, we are seeing lots of misinformation on social media and some websites regarding COVID19. People are understandably concerned and want to know that they are safe. Our fire department is doing everything in our power to make sure our personnel are equipped with the proper gear to keep them safe and provide our residents with the best possible care they can. Along with most departments, we are experiencing equipment shortages and working with our partners to address those shortages. If you have any questions please consider referencing the Lake County General Health District website. There you will also find links to the Ohio Department of Health, CDC and World Health Organization.
https://www.lcghd.org/2019-novel-coronavirus-ncov/

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – U.S. case information updated at 12:00 noon daily Monday – Friday

03/16/2020

Painesville Twp Community Update:

The Fire Department is closed to all outside visitors at this time. This is being done to protect our personnel and protect you from a possible quarantine situation. By limiting contact we are preserving our ability to respond to an emergency and expose fewer people in the situation where we have been exposed.

We are not aware of any of our personnel being exposed to COVID19 at this time but this is in place as a precaution,

If you come to one of our stations with an emergency please ring the doorbell or call 911 and we will be able to assist you as necessary,

We thank you for your understanding during this time and want to assure you that we will continue to answer all calls for service but need to protect our employees as well as our community members anyway possible.

if you have any mission critical business with any members of the department please make every effort to do so over the phone. If this is not possible you will be able to conduct the business outside in the parking lot or in our vehicle bay areas if absolutely necessary

If you have any questions or concerns please call 440-358-1713 and our personnel will be able to assist you.

The St Patrick's Day Parade has been cancelled. Please read below.
03/12/2020

The St Patrick's Day Parade has been cancelled. Please read below.

**updated to reflect official ban from Governor**
As we all know the information surrounding the Coronavirus is ever changing. Based on recent developments and directives that came down today the parade is CANCELLED. The Hellriegel's Inn after party is cancelled as well.

Per the Governors afternoon press conference and announcement which calls for the cancellation of public events over 100 people, which includes parades. See link- https://fox8.com/news/coronavirus/gov-dewine-bans-gatherings-of-100-announces-extended-spring-break-for-schools/

This is very disappointing as a lot of time went into planning and we had a lot of exciting new additions that would have made this a fabulous parade for all. Although we made the decision before the announcement, his announcement makes ours moot and is an official directive. The heath and safety of the general public is of utmost important. For more information on the Governors announcement see the link. https://fox8.com/news/coronavirus/gov-dewine-bans-gatherings-of-100-announces-extended-spring-break-for-schools/

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Thank you so much Station 2 for making my Riverside Seniors prom time memorable! She loved fire trucks 🚒 as a child and said one day she would become a fireman. Today sharing her day with our community’s first responders meant the world to her. Bless you guys! 🖤💛Riverside Strong 2020💛🖤
Thanks to the EMS team for there quick response last night and everything they did for my grandson. He is currently at RB&C on the mend.
Anyone else see large fire flames to the north of Route 20 way out in a dark area? It’s 7:28 pm as we passed them. We think it may be at the dump?
Thank you Painesville Township Fire Department for having your trucks out in our neighborhood for the Trick or Treaters!
Mentor, Ohio Fire Department will be represented at this years Richfield Firefighter's 5K Trail Run in the Public Service Division! Sign up today!
Station Two did a tour of Heatherstone Village tonight for Halloween to the delight of kids and grown ups alike. Thank yo(u) for taking time out of your day. It was really appreciated.