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Painesville City Fire Department

Painesville City Fire Department The Painesville City Fire Department was first established in 1841 and serves the residents of the C

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Thank you to Mitchell and his family for their hard work and time on this meaningful project 👏
03/31/2022

Thank you to Mitchell and his family for their hard work and time on this meaningful project 👏

Thank you Painesville City residents for continuing to support us with our fire levies, so that needed purchases like th...
02/25/2022
Painesville Fire Department getting a new $650K fire engine

Thank you Painesville City residents for continuing to support us with our fire levies, so that needed purchases like this are possible.

We always try to extend the life of our vehicles as long as possible while not compromising safety. Our 1997 truck did us well 🚒

The Painesville Fire Department is getting a new fire engine. It will replace one that was built and purchased in 1997 and partially refurbished in 2011. Though the truck is still functional and in…

Today at 11:23 a.m., PCFD responded to a mutual aid call from the Fairport Harbor Fire Department for a structure fire o...
02/08/2022

Today at 11:23 a.m., PCFD responded to a mutual aid call from the Fairport Harbor Fire Department for a structure fire on Fifth Street in Fairport Harbor.

Painesville Township Fire Department, Grand River Fire Department, Concord Twp Fire Department and Perry Joint Fire District also responded.

No fatalities or injuries on scene, however, PCFD assisted in rescuing a cat who was revived by our own FF Lemmberbrock. With a little oxygen and a trip to the vet, kitty should be okay.

As always, thank you to Eric Silvi for the action shots.

02/07/2022

With all the snow on the ground, make sure to shovel out fire hydrants abutting your property. The faster we are able to get to a hydrant, the better the outcome 👍

02/01/2022

Starting Wednesday evening, please be aware at 2" of snow there is an automatic parking ban on all city streets. ❄ Residents and visitors are asked to please move their vehicles ahead of the storm ❄

On Tuesday, February 1, PCFD performed ice rescue training down in Rec Park. An ice rescue requires the response of an e...
02/01/2022

On Tuesday, February 1, PCFD performed ice rescue training down in Rec Park.

An ice rescue requires the response of an entire shift (six personnel). “We always try first to make a rescue without having to go on the ice ourselves,” said Chief Tom Hummel. “If we can get a rope, ladder or hook to a victim to safely remove them, we will do so.”

If rescue personnel do have to go on the ice, they send a team of two that are equipped with special insulating suits, many tools, and often a rescue sled and rope. Two additional rescuers are also suited up as a back-up team. An ambulance, staffed with paramedics, is always standing-by to treat victims or rescuers should they become injured or exposed. The shift Officer-in-Charge acts as the scene commander, and directs the crews for the safest possible outcome.

Often, additional rescues need to occur for others who tried to help the original victim and became victims themselves. “The bottom line is don’t go on the ice!” said Chief Hummel. “Ice on the Grand River is not safe to go on because there is moving water, or in the case of a pond, it may be spring-fed, which creates unsafe ice that looks stable, but is not.”

❄️No ice, is safe ice ❄️

01/17/2022

❗️IMPORTANT❗️Remember, there is an automatic street parking ban for 2” or more of snow. Get those vehicles off the street so crews can plow safely.

01/10/2022
PCFD's 2021 Statistics🚒 In 2021, PCFD responded to 4,176 incidents, for an average of over 11 responses every day. This ...
01/03/2022

PCFD's 2021 Statistics

🚒 In 2021, PCFD responded to 4,176 incidents, for an average of over 11 responses every day. This is an increase of 223 responses over 2020.

🚑 2,828 responses were Rescue and EMS, which accounts for about 63% of our responses.

🔥 We also responded to 42 building fires in 2021, which was in increase of 12 over our 2020 responses. We responded to 200 false alarms, and 954 Service/Good Intent calls.

📝 In 2021, we achieved 3,614 man/hours of training for our personnel. This training covered a wide range of disciplines, including fire training, EMS continuing education, and professional development training for our Fire Officers and Firefighters who are promotion eligible. We also had 3 personnel complete Fire Service Instructor training in 2021.

💦 Also in 2021, we flushed, serviced and pumped 230 fire hydrants in Zone 1, completed annual testing of all our fire pumps, and we tested 2,890ft of 1.75” fire hose, 1,970ft of 2.5” fire hose, 1,450ft of 3” fire hose and 3,450ft of 5” supply hose, for a total of 9,760ft. That’s almost 2 miles of fire hose!

Thank you for your support. As always, we are proud to serve Painesville!

Happy to speak with Heritage Middle School students about a career in firefighting 🔥
11/24/2021

Happy to speak with Heritage Middle School students about a career in firefighting 🔥

W JACKSON STREET HOUSE FIREAt approximately 6:51 a.m. on Monday, November 22, the Painesville City Fire Department recei...
11/22/2021

W JACKSON STREET HOUSE FIRE

At approximately 6:51 a.m. on Monday, November 22, the Painesville City Fire Department received a call for a possible structure fire at 647 W Jackson Street. PCFD units arrived approximately three minutes later to find a 1.5 story home with smoke coming from the windows and roof.

The occupant was able to exit the structure but suffered a minor injury during his escape. Fire crews located the fire in a second-floor bedroom and worked to extinguish, ventilate the structure and check for fire extension.

The house suffered moderate damage. A damage value is not available at this time as the fire is under investigation. Fire Investigators are working on the origin and cause.

A firefighter was injured while working the scene and was transported to Tripoint Medical Center in Concord for treatment of his injuries.

PCFD received automatic mutual aid from Painesville Township Fire Department, Concord Twp Fire Department, Fairport Harbor Fire Department and Grand River Fire Department. PCFD also received assistance from Painesville Electric, Painesville Police Department and Dominion Gas. The American Red Cross was on scene to assist the occupant.

As always, thank you Eric Silvi for your on scene photos.

Thomas C. Hummel, Jr.
Fire Chief

As the weather gets colder and you prepare to use your fireplace or wood stove, make sure your smoke alarms and carbon m...
11/08/2021

As the weather gets colder and you prepare to use your fireplace or wood stove, make sure your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are ready for winter too 🔥

If you use a wood or pellet stove, make sure you follow these safety tips:

☑ Test your smoke alarms.
☑ Install a carbon monoxide monitor about 10 feet away from the wood or pellet stove.
☑ Never use gasoline, kerosene, charcoal starter, or propane torches to light the fire.
☑ Never use charcoal in a stove or fireplace. It produces an excessive amount of carbon monoxide.
☑ Have your wood or pellet stove be professionally installed to ensure safety.
☑ Do not place household items on the stove.

PRESS RELEASE: Founder’s Court Apartment FireAt approximately 3:44 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27, the Painesville City F...
10/28/2021

PRESS RELEASE: Founder’s Court Apartment Fire

At approximately 3:44 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27, the Painesville City Fire Department received a call for a possible structure fire at Founder’s Court Apartments, 551 W Jackson Street. PCFD units responded quickly, arriving two minutes later to find fire coming from a second floor apartment window. Occupants of the building were still in the process of evacuating.

PCFD personnel, assisted by Painesville Police, swiftly evacuated the remaining occupants and attacked the fire. A MABAS alarm was struck to bring additional assistance to the fire scene and the fire was extinguished without any loss of life.

One adult male occupant was treated at the scene for minor burns to his hands and a Painesville police officer was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, both refusing transport to a hospital.

PCFD received Automatic Mutual Aid from Painesville Township Fire Department, Concord Twp Fire Department, Fairport Harbor Fire Department and Grand River Fire Department. PCFD received Mutual Aid from the Perry Joint Fire District, Madison Fire District, Mentor Fire Department and Leroy Twp. Fire Department. Painesville Electric was on scene to assist, along with Dominion Gas.

The fire was investigated by PCFD members of the Lake County East End FIU. The origin of the fire was determined to be a stove top, and the cause was accidental. Damage is estimated at $105,000.

Thomas C. Hummel, Jr.
Fire Chief

On Saturday, October 9 a team from HOLA Ohio, the American Red Cross of Northern Ohio and the Painesville City Fire Depa...
10/14/2021

On Saturday, October 9 a team from HOLA Ohio, the American Red Cross of Northern Ohio and the Painesville City Fire Department (PCFD) provided fire safety education and installed 62 smoke alarms in 25 homes in Painesville and Perry Township. This is the first event in a series of cooperative efforts between PCFD and the Red Cross to make sure everyone has a working smoke detector as part of their Home Fire Campaign.

HOLA’s involvement helped the team tremendously by providing bilingual volunteers. The Red Cross program promotes fire safety education as the most important part of the installation process. “Smoke alarms are the second line of defense in a fire when prevention measures fail. Education, smoke alarms and an escape plan are all components,” said Tom Revolinsky, Disaster Program Manager for the Red Cross Northern Ohio Region.

PCFD and the Red Cross have smoke detectors available for any resident in need. Anyone who would like to have a smoke detector(s) installed can contact PCFD directly at 440-392-5848 to schedule a visit.

Day 4 of #FirePreventionWeek: Coloring sheets for our youngest fire ambassadors!
10/14/2021

Day 4 of #FirePreventionWeek: Coloring sheets for our youngest fire ambassadors!

Day 3 of #FirePrevention Week: Meet as a family and decide what your fire exit plan is
10/13/2021

Day 3 of #FirePrevention Week: Meet as a family and decide what your fire exit plan is

Day 2 of #FirePreventionWeek:
10/12/2021

Day 2 of #FirePreventionWeek:

Happy First Prevention Week! 🔥 This year’s #FPW campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to educate everyone a...
10/11/2021

Happy First Prevention Week! 🔥 This year’s #FPW campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to educate everyone about the different sounds the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make.

Hear a chirp, take action!

🚧 ROAD NOTICE 🚧 Due to flash flooding, the city’s underpasses and low elevation roadways are flooded. DO NOT drive thru ...
09/22/2021

🚧 ROAD NOTICE 🚧 Due to flash flooding, the city’s underpasses and low elevation roadways are flooded. DO NOT drive thru flooded roadways. Turn around and find an alternative route.

It has also be reported that multiple manhole covers are off due to the extreme flow of storm water. BE CAUTIOUS WHILE DRIVING. City crews will be out to address the issues once Mother Nature calms a little.

Thank you.

Thank you to whoever left the jar of flowers at our 9/11 memorial 🇺🇸 #NeverForget
09/13/2021

Thank you to whoever left the jar of flowers at our 9/11 memorial 🇺🇸 #NeverForget

Timeline photos
08/30/2021

Timeline photos

Significant power outages continue across Louisiana and Mississippi as Hurricane Ida makes its way inland. Remember: If you’re using a generator, do so safely!

08/24/2021

Stay hydrated! 💧 And be aware vehicles and pavement in the sun can cause burns

Our friends at the Painesville Police Department are looking for an outstanding officer to join their team.
08/17/2021

Our friends at the Painesville Police Department are looking for an outstanding officer to join their team.

SCRAP FIRE ON STAGE AVEAt approximately 12:39 p.m. on Monday, August 9, the Painesville City Fire Department received a ...
08/09/2021

SCRAP FIRE ON STAGE AVE

At approximately 12:39 p.m. on Monday, August 9, the Painesville City Fire Department received a call for a possible car fire at Painesville Recycling, located at 83 Stage Avenue. PCFD units arrived four minutes later to find a large dumpster and a pile of scrap car parts on fire.

The active fire was generating a large amount of black smoke, which could be seen from some distance away from the scene. PCFD units attacked the fire using water and firefighting foam. The fire in the dumpster proved more difficult to put out due to the large amount of packed scrap inside.

PCFD received mutual aid from the Fairport Harbor Fire Department. The fire was completely extinguished without any monetary loss and no injuries to civilians or firefighters. The fire has been ruled accidental with an undetermined cause.

Thomas C. Hummel, Jr.
Fire Chief
Painesville City Fire Department

08/04/2021

🚧 ROAD NOTICE 🚧 Due to a chemical spill on Richmond Street, from Fairlawn Ave to the Route 2 west bound exit ramp, the Painesville City Fire Department has placed absorbent material on the roadway as part of the clean-up effort. While all lanes remain open, motorists are asked to use caution as the roadway may still be slick. City streetsweepers will conclude clean-up efforts in the morning of Thursday, August 5.

Any additional questions or concerns regarding clean-up efforts can be directed to non-emergency dispatch at 440-354-3434.

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Happy to speak with Heritage Middle School students about a career in firefighting 🔥
W JACKSON STREET HOUSE FIRE At approximately 6:51 a.m. on Monday, November 22, the Painesville City Fire Department received a call for a possible structure fire at 647 W Jackson Street. PCFD units arrived approximately three minutes later to find a 1.5 story home with smoke coming from the windows and roof. The occupant was able to exit the structure but suffered a minor injury during his escape. Fire crews located the fire in a second-floor bedroom and worked to extinguish, ventilate the structure and check for fire extension. The house suffered moderate damage. A damage value is not available at this time as the fire is under investigation. Fire Investigators are working on the origin and cause. A firefighter was injured while working the scene and was transported to Tripoint Medical Center in Concord for treatment of his injuries. PCFD received automatic mutual aid from Painesville Township Fire Department, Concord Twp Fire Department, Fairport Harbor Fire Department and Grand River Fire Department. PCFD also received assistance from Painesville Electric, Painesville Police Department and Dominion Gas. The American Red Cross was on scene to assist the occupant. As always, thank you Eric Silvi for your on scene photos. Thomas C. Hummel, Jr. Fire Chief
As the weather gets colder and you prepare to use your fireplace or wood stove, make sure your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are ready for winter too 🔥
PRESS RELEASE: Founder’s Court Apartment Fire At approximately 3:44 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27, the Painesville City Fire Department received a call for a possible structure fire at Founder’s Court Apartments, 551 W Jackson Street. PCFD units responded quickly, arriving two minutes later to find fire coming from a second floor apartment window. Occupants of the building were still in the process of evacuating. PCFD personnel, assisted by Painesville Police, swiftly evacuated the remaining occupants and attacked the fire. A MABAS alarm was struck to bring additional assistance to the fire scene and the fire was extinguished without any loss of life. One adult male occupant was treated at the scene for minor burns to his hands and a Painesville police officer was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, both refusing transport to a hospital. PCFD received Automatic Mutual Aid from Painesville Township Fire Department, Concord Twp Fire Department, Fairport Harbor Fire Department and Grand River Fire Department. PCFD received Mutual Aid from the Perry Joint Fire District, Madison Fire District, Mentor Fire Department and Leroy Twp. Fire Department. Painesville Electric was on scene to assist, along with Dominion Gas. The fire was investigated by PCFD members of the Lake County East End FIU. The origin of the fire was determined to be a stove top, and the cause was accidental. Damage is estimated at $105,000. Thomas C. Hummel, Jr. Fire Chief
On Saturday, October 9 a team from HOLA Ohio, the American Red Cross of Northern Ohio and the Painesville City Fire Department (PCFD) provided fire safety education and installed 62 smoke alarms in 25 homes in Painesville and Perry Township. This is the first event in a series of cooperative efforts between PCFD and the Red Cross to make sure everyone has a working smoke detector as part of their Home Fire Campaign. HOLA’s involvement helped the team tremendously by providing bilingual volunteers. The Red Cross program promotes fire safety education as the most important part of the installation process. “Smoke alarms are the second line of defense in a fire when prevention measures fail. Education, smoke alarms and an escape plan are all components,” said Tom Revolinsky, Disaster Program Manager for the Red Cross Northern Ohio Region. PCFD and the Red Cross have smoke detectors available for any resident in need. Anyone who would like to have a smoke detector(s) installed can contact PCFD directly at 440-392-5848 to schedule a visit.
Day 4 of #FirePreventionWeek: Coloring sheets for our youngest fire ambassadors!
Day 3 of #FirePrevention Week: Meet as a family and decide what your fire exit plan is
Day 2 of #FirePreventionWeek:
Happy First Prevention Week! 🔥 This year’s #FPW campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to educate everyone about the different sounds the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. Hear a chirp, take action!
🚧 ROAD NOTICE 🚧 Due to flash flooding, the city’s underpasses and low elevation roadways are flooded. DO NOT drive thru flooded roadways. Turn around and find an alternative route. It has also be reported that multiple manhole covers are off due to the extreme flow of storm water. BE CAUTIOUS WHILE DRIVING. City crews will be out to address the issues once Mother Nature calms a little. Thank you.
Thank you to whoever left the jar of flowers at our 9/11 memorial 🇺🇸 #NeverForget