Painesville City Fire Department

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We are at the Community Resource Fair hosted by Summit Academy at 268 N. State St. (behind St. Mary's) now until 7:00 p....
05/25/2021

We are at the Community Resource Fair hosted by Summit Academy at 268 N. State St. (behind St. Mary's) now until 7:00 p.m. 🚒 Stop by and see the new truck!

We are at the Community Resource Fair hosted by Summit Academy at 268 N. State St. (behind St. Mary's) now until 7:00 p.m. 🚒 Stop by and see the new truck!

At the May 20 Commissioners Meeting, the board adopted a special resolution in appreciation of first responder contribut...
05/21/2021

At the May 20 Commissioners Meeting, the board adopted a special resolution in appreciation of first responder contributions at the Lake County vaccine clinics in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate the recognition!

At the May 20 Commissioners Meeting, the board adopted a special resolution in appreciation of first responder contributions at the Lake County vaccine clinics in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate the recognition!

05/20/2021
PCFD Encounters Fowl Play on OH-44

🦃 PCFD ENCOUNTERS FOWL PLAY ON OH-44 🦃

It can happen to anyone …

On Wednesday, May 19 around 3:30 p.m., a Painesville City Fire Department EMS squad was transporting a patient to Concord’s Tripoint Hospital on OH-44 when the squad truck was struck by a low-flying turkey.

The turkey destroyed the windshield, but fortunately all PCFD personnel were uninjured and the patient was okay.

Due to the unsafe driving condition, the squad pulled off to the side of the highway and the Concord Twp Fire Department assisted in completing the transport of the patient to the hospital. The vehicle was towed and is at the repair shop waiting to be restored to service.

Unfortunately, the turkey did not make it. However, the incident serves as an excellent reminder for motorists to always be aware and alert of objects both in the road and flying above it. Don’t be a distracted driver and please stay safe out there!

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

PCFD and Painesville Police Department will be at the free Community Resource Fair at Summit Academy (268 N State Street...
05/17/2021
Summit Academy Community School – Painesville to Host Resource Fair - Summit Academies

PCFD and Painesville Police Department will be at the free Community Resource Fair at Summit Academy (268 N State Street) on Tuesday, May 25 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Therapeutic martial arts demonstrations, a “tour” of a Painesville City Fire Department truck and a treasure trove of helpful resources to make local citizens’ lives easier and maybe even a bit more enjoyable will highlight a free Community Resource Fair. Hosted by Summit Academy Community Sch...

05/17/2021

Happy EMS Week 2021 to all those who serve their communities as paramedics! #EMSstrong

Photos from Painesville City's post
05/17/2021

Photos from Painesville City's post

Photos from Painesville City's post
05/10/2021

Photos from Painesville City's post

House fire on Fairlawn AvePAINESVILLE, Ohio - At approximately 8:48 p.m. on Sunday, May 9, the Painesville City Fire Dep...
05/10/2021

House fire on Fairlawn Ave

PAINESVILLE, Ohio - At approximately 8:48 p.m. on Sunday, May 9, the Painesville City Fire Department received a call for a possible structure fire at 505 Fairlawn Avenue. PCFD units arrived four minutes later to find a one-story home with smoke coming from the front door, eaves and windows.

Inside, fire crews discovered a kitchen fire which had extended to a bedroom. The fire was quickly brought under control and the home was checked for fire extension and ventilated. Utilities were also secured. The home suffered significant damage. Fire investigators determined that the origin of the fire was the stovetop and the cause was unintentional.

An adult male occupant suffered a minor injury during the incident and was transported to Tripoint Hospital in Concord for treatment. Painesville City Fire Department received automatic mutual aid from Painesville Township Fire Department, Concord Twp Fire Department, Fairport Harbor Fire Department and Grand River Fire Department.

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

House fire on Fairlawn Ave

PAINESVILLE, Ohio - At approximately 8:48 p.m. on Sunday, May 9, the Painesville City Fire Department received a call for a possible structure fire at 505 Fairlawn Avenue. PCFD units arrived four minutes later to find a one-story home with smoke coming from the front door, eaves and windows.

Inside, fire crews discovered a kitchen fire which had extended to a bedroom. The fire was quickly brought under control and the home was checked for fire extension and ventilated. Utilities were also secured. The home suffered significant damage. Fire investigators determined that the origin of the fire was the stovetop and the cause was unintentional.

An adult male occupant suffered a minor injury during the incident and was transported to Tripoint Hospital in Concord for treatment. Painesville City Fire Department received automatic mutual aid from Painesville Township Fire Department, Concord Twp Fire Department, Fairport Harbor Fire Department and Grand River Fire Department.

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

Thank you to Alexander and his family for the generous donation that was made to our Fire and Police personnel.  We enjo...
05/06/2021

Thank you to Alexander and his family for the generous donation that was made to our Fire and Police personnel. We enjoyed participating in your adoption parade and we all wish you the very best!

Once the Fire Station opens to the public, we hope you can stop by for a visit and a tour. Congratulations and thank you for allowing us to help celebrate this wonderful event with you and your family.

Most Sincerely,
Painesville City Fire Department and Painesville Police Department

Thank you to Alexander and his family for the generous donation that was made to our Fire and Police personnel. We enjoyed participating in your adoption parade and we all wish you the very best!

Once the Fire Station opens to the public, we hope you can stop by for a visit and a tour. Congratulations and thank you for allowing us to help celebrate this wonderful event with you and your family.

Most Sincerely,
Painesville City Fire Department and Painesville Police Department

PURFECT RESCUE: It's a big cliché that firemen rescue cats from trees... but that is just what happened in Painesville y...
04/22/2021

PURFECT RESCUE: It's a big cliché that firemen rescue cats from trees... but that is just what happened in Painesville yesterday.

PCFD A-Shift personnel were called to the scene of a cat stuck in a tree about 25 feet off the ground. The owner was attempting to rescue the cat, which was creating an unsafe condition. The cat appeared to be in great distress.

After determining that a safe aerial operation could be completed, FF Kevin Niebes was able to rescue the cat and return it safely to the owner. While in most instances, cats will come down from trees on their own, we were happy to aid our resident and new cat friend.

PURFECT RESCUE: It's a big cliché that firemen rescue cats from trees... but that is just what happened in Painesville yesterday.

PCFD A-Shift personnel were called to the scene of a cat stuck in a tree about 25 feet off the ground. The owner was attempting to rescue the cat, which was creating an unsafe condition. The cat appeared to be in great distress.

After determining that a safe aerial operation could be completed, FF Kevin Niebes was able to rescue the cat and return it safely to the owner. While in most instances, cats will come down from trees on their own, we were happy to aid our resident and new cat friend.

It is with deep regret that the Painesville City Fire Department announces the passing of retired Fire Captain James Bra...
04/21/2021

It is with deep regret that the Painesville City Fire Department announces the passing of retired Fire Captain James Braemer.

Jim was hired full-time as a firefighter in 1976 and advanced through the ranks from firefighter to Lieutenant and then Captain. Before that Jim was a “sleeper”, a volunteer who would come in and stay overnight to assist the fire department. Jim was also a certified paramedic and, at one time, was the only paramedic on the PCFD.

In addition to his service here, Jim served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve, worked as a part-time firefighter/paramedic in the Village of Fairport Harbor, and spent 13 years serving on the Lake County Sheriff’s Department Dive Team. He was instrumental in PCFD getting a state-of-the-art breathing air compressor, which we still use today.

Jim was a true servant leader, and taking care of the residents of the City of Painesville was his primary duty and responsibility. Whether someone was not breathing or a water pipe burst in a home, he would make sure the problem was taken care of.

Known as “Doodah” by all who worked with him, Jim’s colorful descriptions and stories are legendary in the Lake County fire service. Jim also passed his love of the fire service to his son Jeff, who serves as a Captain at the Fairport Harbor Fire Department.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 21, from 4-8pm at the Zion Lutheran Church, 508 Eagle Street, Fairport Harbor. Graveside services will be April 22 at 11am, at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Fairport Harbor. We will certainly miss him and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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

PHOTO CREDIT:
- Department Photo from 1982
- Eric Silvi from 1988
- Java Joe fire from 1996

PRESS RELEASEHouse Fire on Hine Avenue PAINESVILLE, Ohio – At approximately 8:31 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, the Painesvi...
04/21/2021

PRESS RELEASE
House Fire on Hine Avenue

PAINESVILLE, Ohio – At approximately 8:31 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, the Painesville City Fire Department received a call for a possible structure fire at 750 Hine Ave. PCFD units arrived 4 minutes later to find the home with smoke coming from the front and side doors.

The occupant of the home was accounted for outside with no injury. Inside, fire crews discovered a kitchen fire which was quickly extinguished and ventilated. It is estimated the home suffered around $15,000 in damage. Fire Investigators determined that the origin of the fire was a stovetop and the cause was unintentional.

PCFD received automatic mutual aid from Painesville Township Fire Department, Concord Twp Fire Department and Fairport Harbor Fire Department.

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

PRESS RELEASE
House Fire on Hine Avenue

PAINESVILLE, Ohio – At approximately 8:31 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, the Painesville City Fire Department received a call for a possible structure fire at 750 Hine Ave. PCFD units arrived 4 minutes later to find the home with smoke coming from the front and side doors.

The occupant of the home was accounted for outside with no injury. Inside, fire crews discovered a kitchen fire which was quickly extinguished and ventilated. It is estimated the home suffered around $15,000 in damage. Fire Investigators determined that the origin of the fire was a stovetop and the cause was unintentional.

PCFD received automatic mutual aid from Painesville Township Fire Department, Concord Twp Fire Department and Fairport Harbor Fire Department.

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

04/21/2021

PLEASE do not drive over power lines and do not try to move them!

We love our home!
04/19/2021

We love our home!

Please welcome FF Friebertshauser (just don’t ask us how to pronounce it!) as our newest full-time firefighter. FF Frieb...
04/16/2021

Please welcome FF Friebertshauser (just don’t ask us how to pronounce it!) as our newest full-time firefighter.

FF Friebertshauser was hired as the result of a recent retirement. He brings with him prior on-the-job experience while working part-time with Painesville Township and Leroy Township; and, most recently full-time with Fairport Harbor. He also completed the Mentor Firefighter Explorer program.

FF Friebertshauser will begin orientation training over the next month. Once completed, he will be assigned to A-Shift. Congratulations and welcome to Painesville City!

04/09/2021

Press Release 4/9/21 - COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Available for April 14 at Lakeland Community College - see details below.

Appointments for the referenced April 14 Vaccine Clinic at Lakeland Community College are open.

This clinic will only have MODERNA vaccine, so only those ages 18+ are able to be vaccinated. If minors have been registered for this clinic, LCGHD will contact parents to reschedule for a time when the Pfizer vaccine is available.

Please visit our website at https://www.lcghd.org/2019-novel.../covid-19-vaccination/ and click on the Lakeland Clinic link. Our call center is also open Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM for those without internet or needing assistance by calling (440)350-2864.

03/30/2021

Press Release 3/30/21: Lake County to Hold First COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-POD - see details below.

Appointments for the referenced April 7 Vaccine Clinic at Lakeland Community College are open.

This clinic is tentatively scheduled to have Pfizer vaccine, and 16-17 year-olds are welcome to be vaccinated with a parent/guardian present and signed consent form (located on our website) completed.

Please visit our website at https://www.lcghd.org/2019-novel-coronavirus-ncov/covid-19-vaccination/ and click on the Lakeland Clinic link. Our call center is also open until 4:30 pm today for those without internet or needing assistance by calling (440)350-2864.

PRESS RELEASEHouse Fire on Lexington AvenuePAINESVILLE, Ohio – At approximately 1:03 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, the Pain...
03/23/2021

PRESS RELEASE
House Fire on Lexington Avenue

PAINESVILLE, Ohio – At approximately 1:03 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, the Painesville City Fire Department received a call for a possible residential fire at 326 Lexington Avenue. PCFD units arrived two minutes later to find a structure fire in progress with smoke and flames emerging from the rear of the home.

It was reported four people resided in the home, however, no one was home at the time of the incident. Crews brought the fire under control at around 1:15 p.m. The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen with the cause currently under investigation.

Unfortunately, the beloved family dog, Nino, perished during the incident. The property, valued at $111,530, has an estimated damage of $50,000.

PCFD received automatic mutual aid from multiple area fire departments including Painesville Township Fire Department, Concord Twp Fire Department and Fairport Harbor Fire Department.

Robert Mrosko
Administrative Captain
Painesville City Fire Department

PRESS RELEASE
House Fire on Lexington Avenue

PAINESVILLE, Ohio – At approximately 1:03 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, the Painesville City Fire Department received a call for a possible residential fire at 326 Lexington Avenue. PCFD units arrived two minutes later to find a structure fire in progress with smoke and flames emerging from the rear of the home.

It was reported four people resided in the home, however, no one was home at the time of the incident. Crews brought the fire under control at around 1:15 p.m. The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen with the cause currently under investigation.

Unfortunately, the beloved family dog, Nino, perished during the incident. The property, valued at $111,530, has an estimated damage of $50,000.

PCFD received automatic mutual aid from multiple area fire departments including Painesville Township Fire Department, Concord Twp Fire Department and Fairport Harbor Fire Department.

Robert Mrosko
Administrative Captain
Painesville City Fire Department

It was a perfect day for a clinic and all went smoothly. Thank you to our surrounding fire departments for pitching in a...
03/20/2021

It was a perfect day for a clinic and all went smoothly. Thank you to our surrounding fire departments for pitching in as well

UPDATE – The Painesville City Fire Department has received positive identification of the male fire victim from the hous...
03/19/2021

UPDATE – The Painesville City Fire Department has received positive identification of the male fire victim from the house fire at 550 Mentor Avenue on March 16.

Timothy Allen Dagnan, age 63, was a resident of one of the two house apartments at this address. According to the Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office, cause of death is listed as asphyxia caused by carbon monoxide (soot inhalation).

The investigation into the origin and cause of the fire is ongoing and more information will be released as it becomes available.

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

UPDATE – The Painesville City Fire Department has received positive identification of the male fire victim from the house fire at 550 Mentor Avenue on March 16.

Timothy Allen Dagnan, age 63, was a resident of one of the two house apartments at this address. According to the Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office, cause of death is listed as asphyxia caused by carbon monoxide (soot inhalation).

The investigation into the origin and cause of the fire is ongoing and more information will be released as it becomes available.

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

PRESS RELEASEHouse Fire on N State StreetPAINESVILLE, Ohio - At approximately 7:03 a.m. on Thursday, March 18, the Paine...
03/18/2021

PRESS RELEASE
House Fire on N State Street

PAINESVILLE, Ohio - At approximately 7:03 a.m. on Thursday, March 18, the Painesville City Fire Department received a call for a possible structure fire at 822 N. State Street. PCFD units arrived four minutes later to find a one-story home with smoke and fire coming from the rear of the house.

It was reported that the house was unoccupied and undergoing renovations. The fire was brought under control at around 7:30 a.m. There were no injuries reported at the scene. The home, valued at $47,180, suffered roughly $20,000 in damage. Fire investigators are working to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

PCFD received automatic mutual aid from the surrounding communities of Painesville Township Fire Department, Concord Twp Fire Department and Fairport Harbor Fire Department. PCFD also received assistance from Painesville Electric and Dominion Gas.

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

PRESS RELEASE
House Fire on N State Street

PAINESVILLE, Ohio - At approximately 7:03 a.m. on Thursday, March 18, the Painesville City Fire Department received a call for a possible structure fire at 822 N. State Street. PCFD units arrived four minutes later to find a one-story home with smoke and fire coming from the rear of the house.

It was reported that the house was unoccupied and undergoing renovations. The fire was brought under control at around 7:30 a.m. There were no injuries reported at the scene. The home, valued at $47,180, suffered roughly $20,000 in damage. Fire investigators are working to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

PCFD received automatic mutual aid from the surrounding communities of Painesville Township Fire Department, Concord Twp Fire Department and Fairport Harbor Fire Department. PCFD also received assistance from Painesville Electric and Dominion Gas.

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

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Painesville, OH
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