Painesville City Fire Department

Painesville City Fire Department The Painesville City Fire Department was first established in 1841 and serves the residents of the City of Painesville. This is an official City of Painesville social media page.

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๐Ÿšง ROAD NOTICE ๐Ÿšง Due to flash flooding, the cityโ€™s underpasses and low elevation roadways are flooded. DO NOT drive thru ...
09/22/2021

๐Ÿšง ROAD NOTICE ๐Ÿšง Due to flash flooding, the cityโ€™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.

๐Ÿšง ROAD NOTICE ๐Ÿšง Due to flash flooding, the cityโ€™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 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #NeverForget
09/13/2021

Thank you to whoever left the jar of flowers at our 9/11 memorial ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #NeverForget

Thank you to whoever left the jar of flowers at our 9/11 memorial ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #NeverForget

We had an amazing time reading tonight! Thank you to all our future recruits who came out for Story Time with the PCFD ๐Ÿ‘จ...
09/02/2021

We had an amazing time reading tonight! Thank you to all our future recruits who came out for Story Time with the PCFD ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿš’

Special thanks to the Painesville Recreation Department for planning, Morley Library for the books and Barry Booher for the awesome photos.

Timeline Photos
08/30/2021

Timeline Photos

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

08/24/2021

Stay hydrated! ๐Ÿ’ง 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

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

๐Ÿšง ROAD NOTICE ๐Ÿšง 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.

Sharing for our friends at the Painesville Police Department:
08/03/2021

Sharing for our friends at the Painesville Police Department:

Sharing for our friends at the Painesville Police Department:

It's hard to forget this one... PCFD helped over 300 residents evacuate from their homes. Two condominium developments o...
07/27/2021
Remembering the 500-year flood of Lake County: Cause, damage, and personal accounts

It's hard to forget this one... PCFD helped over 300 residents evacuate from their homes. Two condominium developments off of E Main Street were totally destroyed and determined to be beyond repair. The cost of this disaster was well over $10,000,000.

Fire departments from across Northeast Ohio responded to this emergency. The Coast Guard also assisted in rescues via helicopter. Despite the tremendous damage to property, there was no loss of life or serious injuries sustained due in part to the quick actions of emergency crews.

What led to the historic flooding of Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties July 27-28, 2006, and what damage ensued?

NEWS RELEASE: Apartment Fire on High StreetAt 12:47 p.m. on Monday, July 19, the Painesville City Fire Department respon...
07/20/2021

NEWS RELEASE: Apartment Fire on High Street

At 12:47 p.m. on Monday, July 19, the Painesville City Fire Department responded to a call for a possible structure fire at 26 W High Street. PCFD units arrived on the scene to find a two-story apartment building with smoke escaping from the windows and roof.

Fire crews discovered an active kitchen fire in a top floor apartment which had extended to the attic. While crews worked to extinguish the fire in the kitchen and the attic, all apartments where checked for occupants and utilities were secured. One adult occupant was transported to Tripoint Medical Center for treatment of possible smoke inhalation.

The apartment complex, valued at $212,830, suffered moderate damage. Fire Investigators determined that the origin of the fire was the stovetop and the cause was unintentional.

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. A MABAS alarm was also requested, and assistance was received from Leroy Twp. Fire Department, Madison Fire District, Mentor Fire Department and Perry Joint Fire District. There were no firefighter injuries.

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

PLEASE AVOID THE AREA
07/20/2021

PLEASE AVOID THE AREA

UPDATE 8:00 PM - Ramp is now open

UPDATE 4:30 PM - The ramp is estimated to open around 8:00 PM

๐Ÿšง ROAD NOTICE ๐Ÿšง Effective immediately, the Route 2 west bound entrance ramp from Richmond Street is closed due to a chemical spill. Painesville City Fire Department is on the scene with hazmat to test and determine clean up. Please avoid the area for the next few hours as crews work to reopen.

Any additional concerns can be directed to dispatch at 440-354-3434.

PSA: Please use caution when kayaking, canoeing or fishing in flooded waters. The Grand River is very high, with floatin...
07/18/2021

PSA: Please use caution when kayaking, canoeing or fishing in flooded waters. The Grand River is very high, with floating debris and can be unpredictable.

PCFD, with the help of other area fire departments, have already performed 3 separate water rescues today in the city alone. There were also recuses in Concord and Madison.

Itโ€™s a beautiful day. Please enjoy it by being safe!

*Photo from December 2020 water rescue*

PSA: Please use caution when kayaking, canoeing or fishing in flooded waters. The Grand River is very high, with floating debris and can be unpredictable.

PCFD, with the help of other area fire departments, have already performed 3 separate water rescues today in the city alone. There were also recuses in Concord and Madison.

Itโ€™s a beautiful day. Please enjoy it by being safe!

*Photo from December 2020 water rescue*

Over the last three days, our PCFD crews have been partaking in some basic boat-handling review, as part of our Water Re...
07/01/2021

Over the last three days, our PCFD crews have been partaking in some basic boat-handling review, as part of our Water Rescue training regimen. Our FFโ€™s practiced boat handling with both our inflatable Zodiac boat and our Rescue One Connector boat. This is valuable training to keep our skills fresh for these types of โ€œlow frequency, high riskโ€ events. Capt. Bob Mrosko, who is a certified Water Rescue Technician, was in charge of this training.

You will see our crews out from time to time, training at various sites around the City, so that we can always be prepared to respond to emergencies when they arise. ๐ŸŒŠ

Photos from Lake County Sheriff's Office  Sheriff Frank Leonbruno's post
06/21/2021

Photos from Lake County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Frank Leonbruno's post

We're happy Paolo is back home and doing well
06/16/2021

We're happy Paolo is back home and doing well

We were happy to be a part of this and wish Savannah best of luck on her recovery!
06/16/2021

We were happy to be a part of this and wish Savannah best of luck on her recovery!

This past Saturday, the Painesville Police Department and the Painesville City Fire Department decided to surprise 10-year-old Savannah with a drive-by parade and goodies after she had surgery on both her legs.

Every year Savannah helps her neighbor, Regina, bake Christmas cookies for us at the station and we knew we had to do something special for her. We hope you feel better soon Savannah! You got this.

๐Ÿ“ท: Officer Dan Thompson, Savannah and Firefighter Randy Rolf

Always proud to display the flag ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
06/14/2021

Always proud to display the flag ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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. ๐Ÿš’ 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. ๐Ÿš’ 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

๐Ÿฆƒ PCFD ENCOUNTERS FOWL PLAY ON OH-44 ๐Ÿฆƒ

It can happen to anyone โ€ฆ

On Wednesday, May 19 around 3:30 p.m., a Painesville City Fire Department EMS squad was transporting a patient to Concordโ€™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. Donโ€™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 โ€“ 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 โ€œtourโ€ of a Painesville City Fire Department truck and a treasure trove of helpful resources to make local citizensโ€™ 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

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