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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Mission: To Protect Life and Property

Operating as usual

If you are 65+ and would like the vaccine, please follow the link below
01/09/2021

If you are 65+ and would like the vaccine, please follow the link below

LCGHD's Phase 1B Vaccine Scheduling List is now open. Individuals who are 65+ years old or have severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders who qualify them to receive vaccine in this phase, click link below for more information and to sign up to be notified when vaccine becomes available. School personnel, please do not sign up here, coordinate with your school. Complete one form per eligible person.
https://www.lcghd.org/2019-novel-coronavirus-ncov/covid-19-vaccination/

Glad we could make his day 🙌
01/08/2021

Glad we could make his day 🙌

Dry Christmas Trees = Fire Hazard 🔥 Curbside pick up for all Painesville City residents
01/05/2021

Dry Christmas Trees = Fire Hazard 🔥 Curbside pick up for all Painesville City residents

12/24/2020
Painesville City

Painesville City

UPDATE: All lines are back and working normally. Thank you.

❗️PHONE LINES DOWN ❗️ The Lake County Central Dispatch phone system is currently down. 9-1-1 is working. However, if Painesville residents have a non emergency police matter please call 440-392-5840

Congratulations to Chief Sabo of the Concord Twp Fire Department on your CARES Award!
12/18/2020
Szabo Award

Congratulations to Chief Sabo of the Concord Twp Fire Department on your CARES Award!

Congratulations to Lake ADAMHS Board member Matt Sabo!

Big News
12/17/2020

Big News

We’re excited to announce that Lake Health is joining University Hospitals. In University Hospitals (UH), we have found a like-minded organization that shares the same vision for what health care could look like now and in the future. Lake Health will become UH’s flagship health care provider for Lake County and surrounding communities, which means you will still be able to receive outstanding care from the same doctors and nurses in the same locations that you do today. Learn more:
https://hubs.ly/H0CPqgX0

U.S. Fire Administration
12/16/2020

U.S. Fire Administration

Be sure to place your tree at least 3 feet from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights.

Also, don't block doorways.

Remember, Fire is Everyone's Fight!

#WinterFireSafety

Exciting news from our friends at the Water Plant on expanding their capabilities. Our job would be pretty difficult wit...
12/14/2020

Exciting news from our friends at the Water Plant on expanding their capabilities. Our job would be pretty difficult without water #teamwork

🚧Construction Update🚧 Work continues on the Painesville Water Plant's new Carbon Feed Filter building. The outside pictures show the foundation for a Powdered Activated Carbon (PAC) building that will house a supersac feeder system. This massive system will allow the Painesville Water Plant to feed high rates of carbon to treat severe algae blooms that have been worsening each year in Lake Erie. PAC is also used to remove taste and odor compounds, synthetic organic chemicals and emerging contaminants. This is a forward thinking project for all our customers! 💧

The picture inside the building with the blue flooring, shows filter #6 rebuild. Filter #6 was dismantled four years ago due to a severe leak. It is over 100 years old! After the rebuild, the Painesville Water Plant will be able to treat the rated maximum of 7.5 million gallons a day. 💧

Water Recovery at Rec ParkOn Saturday, December 12 the Painesville City Fire Department received notice of an adult fema...
12/12/2020

Water Recovery at Rec Park

On Saturday, December 12 the Painesville City Fire Department received notice of an adult female trapped down by the Grand River in Rec Park. She had fallen off a hill the previous evening and landed near the river's edge with no path to safety. For the water rescue, PCFD received mutual aid from Fairport Harbor Fire Department, Painesville Township Fire Department and Perry Joint Fire District. The female had no major injuries but was taken to Tripoint Medical Center for cold exposure.

We also want to thank Painesville Police Department and the Lake County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Frank Leonbruno for coming to the scene. And as always, Eric Silvi, for capturing fire department events.

Painesville Police Department
12/01/2020

Painesville Police Department

An emergency snow ban is now in effect. If you could please move your vehicles from the roadways to allow for proper snow removal. We will update the as the day goes on. Stay warm. ⛄❄

Be safe out there and remember to clear your hydrant!
11/30/2020

Be safe out there and remember to clear your hydrant!

ALL OUR PLOWS ARE READY TO GO. Make sure you have a shovel and car brush handy!

11/25/2020

A garage fire is now under control on North Ave in Painesville City. Please avoid the area if possible. Thank you.

Please note, our offices will once again be closed to the public to avoid exposure. Thank you and stay safe
11/18/2020

Please note, our offices will once again be closed to the public to avoid exposure. Thank you and stay safe

📣 Painesville City Facilities Will Close to the Public Starting 11/21 📣

As recommended by the Lake County General Heath District (LCGHD), starting Saturday, November 21, all Painesville City offices and buildings will be closed to the public due to Covid-19 precautions. City Administration will reevaluate the situation in three weeks based on LCGHD data.

Although the public will not be able to access facilities, city staff will still be in office, answering phone calls and carrying on business as usual. This restriction of face-to-face contact is for the protection of our employees, so we can continue to provide all city services without interruption.

Please note that Painesville Municipal Court is a separate entity, so please check their website at pmcourt.com for any closure information.

The following is a list on how to contact each department:

• General Line: 440-352-9301 or www.painesville.com
• Utilities Billing Office (Pay your bill): 440-392-5797
• Finance (Income Tax): 440-392-5796
• Economic Development (Businesses): 440-392-5806
• HR (Employment): 440-392-5798
• Community Development: 440-392-5931
• Engineering: 440-392-5935
• Electric: 440-392-6185 (after hours 440-392-5954)
• Fire Department (non-emergency): 440-392-5852
• Police Department (non-emergency): 440-354-3535
• Public Works: 440-392-9676
• Recreation, Parks & Cemeteries: 440-392-5912
• Water: 440-392-2975 (after hours 440-392-9565)
• Waste Water: 440-392-6316

Thank you to Cardinal Woodworking for handcrafting this amazing reclaimed wood flag in honor of first responders. It is ...
11/16/2020

Thank you to Cardinal Woodworking for handcrafting this amazing reclaimed wood flag in honor of first responders. It is a beautiful addition to our station 🇺🇸

Chief Tom Hummel is now the proud recipient of FBI-LEEDA’s Trilogy Award, for completing courses in Supervisor Leadershi...
11/02/2020

Chief Tom Hummel is now the proud recipient of FBI-LEEDA’s Trilogy Award, for completing courses in Supervisor Leadership, Command Leadership and Executive Leadership, including a program in Internal Affairs Investigations.

Additionally, Captains John Niehus, Bob Mrosko and Mark Jonovich completed the Command Leadership program, and Captain Niehus also completed the Executive Leadership program and the Internal Affairs Investigations program. Lieutenants Amanda Karduck and Earl Mahoney completed the Supervisor Leadership program.

These classes give our officers training and tools to become better leaders, while also allowing us to experience how many issues are resolved in Police leadership. While you might think FBI-LEEDA classes are only for police officers and supervisors, we found that the lessons learned in these programs can be applied to Fire Leadership, as well as all facets of First Response Leadership.

We would like to thank Chief Dan Waterman, Lieutenants Toby Burgett and Mike Slocum, and the Painesville Police Department for including us and allowing us to co-sponsor these classes. We would also like to thank City Manager Monica Irelan-Dupee and the City Administration for investing in the growth and training of our department. 👏👏👏

We are looking forward to our officers continuing this training series in 2021, with the plan to eventually have all our officers ‘Trilogy' trained! We would especially recommend this training to our partners in the Fire Service - it not only gives us a chance to network outside our own worlds, but it provides excellent leadership training opportunities.

The State of Ohio is offering Home Relief Grant money to Ohioans who are behind on their rent, mortgage, water and/or se...
11/02/2020

The State of Ohio is offering Home Relief Grant money to Ohioans who are behind on their rent, mortgage, water and/or sewer payments. Lake County's Lifeline, Inc. is your resource to answer questions and get assistance 🏠

Lifeline's Home Relief Program begins TODAY! For Lake & Geauga residents who have been impacted by COVID-19, assistance is available with rent, mortgages and water/sewer bills.

Our partners at Fair Housing Resource Center Inc. are triaging/screening for all rent and mortgage assistance. They can be reached at 440-392-0147. Those in need of assistance with water/sewer bills can contact Lifeline directly at 440-354-2148.

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Proud to serve Painesville City!
10/28/2020

Proud to serve Painesville City!

Happy First Responders Day Painesville Police Department and Painesville City Fire Department 🚨

Join the PPD or PCFD team! Open positions available at www.painesville.com/employment

10/26/2020

📞 We've received some calls regarding a fire truck seen around Painesville on Saturday with Trump flags/signage. This was a privately owned fire truck, not PCFD.

Just like city administration, we stay neutral as an organization. We respect everyone's first amendment right to support the candidate they chose. Thank you.

We're big Wilson fans here
10/12/2020

We're big Wilson fans here

Wilson is one of our best dressed residents! Thank you to Kathy Donlin and Courtney Barnes for taking care of him 👋

📸: Michael Cefaratti

Teach kids to stay away from hot things in the kitchen - print out these fun coloring sheets for #FirePreventionWeek 👏
10/07/2020

Teach kids to stay away from hot things in the kitchen - print out these fun coloring sheets for #FirePreventionWeek 👏

Happy Fire Prevention Week 2020! 🔥🔥🔥 This year we are focusing on how to prevent kitchen fires. Check out these great re...
10/06/2020

Happy Fire Prevention Week 2020! 🔥🔥🔥 This year we are focusing on how to prevent kitchen fires. Check out these great resources for teaching kids

WE'RE HIRING! 🔥 Join the PCFD team 🔥 Requirements include: Valid driver's license, completion of physical agility test, ...
10/05/2020

WE'RE HIRING! 🔥 Join the PCFD team 🔥

Requirements include: Valid driver's license, completion of physical agility test, PCFD written test and must be a certified State of Ohio Level II firefighter and paramedic.

Application deadline is November 13 at 3:00 p.m. For more info go to https://bit.ly/2SqmRGC

Painesville City Fire Department
10/02/2020

Painesville City Fire Department

We might know that one guy... congrats Hille and all the retirees!
09/29/2020

We might know that one guy... congrats Hille and all the retirees!

We've had a few big employee retirements recently that deserve a shout out for their years of service to the City of Painesville:

⭐️ David Sudbrook, Water Pollution Control Plant, 29.5 years
⭐️ Suzanne Walker, Public Works Secretary, 22 years
⭐️ Jerry Hille, Painesville City Fire Department, 29 years

Thank you for your public service!

09/11/2020
Painesville City

Painesville City

Today we remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and the 3,000 lives lost 🇺🇸

09/10/2020
Painesville City

We had so much fun at last night's Story Time! Thank you to everyone who came out. We hope you enjoyed a nice evening in Painesville Square.

Once Covid-19 restrictions lift, look out for more info on our Open House to show off our new truck. It's never too early to start recruiting the next generation of firefighters! 🚒🚑

If you took any photos, be sure to send us some of your favorite and we'll share them 📸

Story Time with the Fire Department! 🚒

Painesville City
08/06/2020

Painesville City

A reminder that Aug 7-9 is Tax Free Weekend in Ohio! That means the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

👕 Clothing priced at $75 or less
✂️ School supplies priced at $20 or less
📚 School instructional material priced at $20 or less.

For more info: https://tax.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/tax/home/news/sales-tax-holiday

FYI for those who attend the weekly events in the Square
07/27/2020

FYI for those who attend the weekly events in the Square

📣 IMPORTANT UPDATE 📣 The Lake County General Health District (LCGHD) has advised that all Lake County municipalities postpone their remaining events due to rising Covid-19 cases in the county. Painesville will be cancelling its Wednesday night Painesville Concerts in the Park series and Friday night Painesville Car Cruise Fridays series to comply with the new directive.

The Painesville Farmers Market, which is hosted every Thursday, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., will remain operational as it is a registered Ohio farmers market that provides food to central Lake County. Fall 2020 events, like September’s Movie in the Park and End of Summer Block Party, will be put on hold until further direction is given from the LCGHD.

Per the Ohio Department of Health:
07/22/2020

Per the Ohio Department of Health:

Beginning July 23 at 6 p.m., citizens in all Ohio counties will be under a mandatory mask order while out in public.
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Masks must be worn at all times when:
➡️At an indoor location that’s not a residence.
➡️Outdoors, when unable to keep 6 feet social distance from those not in your household.
➡️When waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public transportation, such as a taxi, car service, or private rideshare.
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This order only requires those who are 10 years old or older to wear a mask. In addition, excluded groups include:
➡️Those with a medical condition or disability.
➡️Officiants at religious services.
➡️Those actively exercising or playing sports.
➡️Those actively involved in public safety.
➡️Those who are actively eating or drinking.

Very proud to serve such a unique and historic city 🇺🇸
07/15/2020

Very proud to serve such a unique and historic city 🇺🇸

We are so excited to share this incredible news! 📣 🙌 Thank you to the Downtown Painesville Organization for all their hard work and especially Tara Carlson for leading the effort.

For the full story, go to our website: https://bit.ly/2CCRGDk

07/08/2020
Painesville City

Our local businesses always support us and we are proud to support them back!

We are excited to present another edition of our Painesville Behind the Scenes video series! We're all about community and supporting local business, which is why we are featuring Painesville’s three oldest businesses: Gartman Model Bakery, Painesville Elevator Company, and Joughin Hardware #SupportLocal #PainesvilleProud

Over the past few weeks alone, we have put out two minor fires due to fireworks in the city 🔥It is currently illegal to ...
06/24/2020

Over the past few weeks alone, we have put out two minor fires due to fireworks in the city 🔥

It is currently illegal to set off fireworks in the state of Ohio. *IF* you choose not to follow these laws, please at least keep everyone's safety in mind:

- Never allow children to handle fireworks
- Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands
- Never light them indoors
- Only use them away from people, houses and flammable material... not easy in a city layout like Painesville
- Never point or throw fireworks at another person
- Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks
- Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks
- Better yet, don't set off fireworks in residential areas!

👎 Sparklers Are Dangerous 👎

Sparklers burn at about 2,000 degrees – hot enough to melt some metals. Sparklers can quickly ignite clothing, and children have received severe burns from dropping sparklers on their feet. According to the National Fire Protection Association, sparklers alone account for more than 25% of emergency room visits for fireworks injuries. For children under 5 years of age, sparklers accounted for nearly half of the total estimated injuries.

Consider using safer alternatives, such as glow sticks, confetti poppers or colored streamers.

Just a friendly reminder about setting off fireworks within Painesville City. Thank you and have a safe 4th of July holiday.

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Painesville, OH
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