Painesville City Fire Department

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Thank you Family Dollar store on Richmond Street for your kind donation!
06/12/2020

Thank you Family Dollar store on Richmond Street for your kind donation!

We would like to say THANK YOU to the Family Dollar store located at 179 Richmond St. for their candy donations to the Painesville Police and Fire Departments!

The Painesville City Fire Department is proud to announce the arrival of the City’s new aerial ladder truck. The Sutphen...
06/08/2020

The Painesville City Fire Department is proud to announce the arrival of the City’s new aerial ladder truck. The Sutphen SPH100, features a 100 foot ladder with a large bucket capable of carrying 1,000 lbs.

The new purchase comes after the late 2019 discovery that PCFD’s 1990 Sutphen 90 foot aerial ladder truck had developed serious frame corrosion issues. Coupled with other costly repairs, the City took the truck out of service permanently for safety reasons. Through collaboration with Painesville City Council, the City’s finance department and the 5-year Fire Equipment Levy, PCFD was able to set up a finance plan to purchase the new truck.

The Sutphen SPH100 features many new and exciting features including a state of the art hydraulic/electric generator, multiple LED scene lights, an enclosed cab with room for six firefighters, a 360 degree camera system that is viewable from the cab, and multiple compartments to safely store all equipment. The truck can pump over 1,500 gallons of water per minute to nozzles on either side of the ladder bucket. The new truck will offer PCFD much greater capability at commercial and industrial fires, as well as operations at the many multi-story buildings and home residences in Painesville.

PCFD personnel are currently training with the new truck, which is scheduled to be put in service in July 2020. “Just like when you buy a new vehicle and have to get used to it, so do firefighters with a new truck,” said Chief Tom Hummel. “It’s a very large vehicle, so we train extensively on it before we bring it to an actual emergency situation. We want to make sure all our firefighters are comfortable and familiar with the apparatus before they have to use it to save lives.”

PCFD is excited to show off their new aerial truck to Painesville residents and thank them for their continued support of the Fire Equipment Levy. Once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, PCFD plans on hosting a public open house at the fire station to showcase the new apparatus. Look out for more information in the coming months on PCFD’s page and www.painesville.com.

06/01/2020
Painesville Police Department

Painesville Police Department

There are many rumors swirling around Painesville right now and I want to clarify what is happening.

• The Painesville Police Department has been notified of a planned, peaceful protest scheduled today at 2:00 p.m. in Painesville Square. The city is NOT on lockdown. We encourage everyone to exercise their constitution right to protest. We are on the scene to ensure the safety of everyone.

• The Painesville Police Department has policies and training in place so what happened in Minnesota does not happen here. We train our officers on the dangers of positional asphyxia. We train our officers to never put knees on the neck. Our policy is to get suspects up as quickly as possible. We never try to force a large or tall person into a vehicle with inadequate room. We call for an SUV or PCFD vehicle to transport. All officers are trained for deadly force situations and we strongly support crisis intervention training for officers.

• PPD also prides itself on having one of the most diverse police department’s in Northeast Ohio, with multiple African American, Hispanic and/or women officers.

• Our officers and administration also takes pride in being strongly connected to the community we serve in. We have a long-standing relationship with the African American community and Hispanic community in the City of Painesville. We are closely connected to all children through the Painesville City Local Schools system and we are often invited to events and services in these communities.

We are always open for discussion and encourage residents to reach out to myself or other members of the department with any concerns they may have. Please be safe and respect the city we call home.

Chief Waterman

Congratulations to PCFD Firefighter Paul Algier and his wife, Peggy, for being named foster parents of the year! 👏👏👏Fost...
05/28/2020

Congratulations to PCFD Firefighter Paul Algier and his wife, Peggy, for being named foster parents of the year! 👏👏👏

Foster Parent 2019: Paul and Peggy Algier

The Algier family have been licensed as a foster family for nearly three years. During that time, they have cared for six children; three of which who have had severe special needs. The Algier family are laid back, friendly people who work well with children. They have spent weeks in the hospital when children have needed a medical procedure done, made countless trips to downtown Cleveland for follow up appointments and work well with the multiple service providers who are in their lives to best serve the children in their care. Their communication is stellar as oftentimes they are communicating to several different people to ensure the children are getting all services they deserve and that each of their providers is talking to one another when planning for the child’s next step in treatment. Their own children are very much a part of the team and support their parents, siblings and the foster children who enter the home with love, acceptance and help!

During their time as foster parents, the Algier family understands the importance of birth family. With all the children for whom they have cared for, the Algiers have attempted to build and maintain good relationships with the families in order to keep connections to the children who were once in their home and to be a support to the family ongoingly.

The Algier family’s dedication to children (especially those with high needs), befriending birth parents and their diligence in working with all community service providers well is a testament to foster parenting and why they are the Foster Parents of the Year 2019!

The Month of May is nationally recognized as Foster Parent Appreciation Month. Annually, we set aside a day each year to recognize and celebrate our 45 Lake County foster families with dinner, gifts and awards; however, this year we were unable to gather as a group due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Despite this, Lake County Department of Job and Family Services would like to recognize and send our gratitude and thanks to our families who care for children who have suffered abuse and neglect and help guide them through these difficult times. Of special note, Lake County Department of Job and Family Services would like to recognize and congratulate Paul and Peggy Algier as our Foster Parent of Year for 2019. Their work with children and birth families alike was noticed by agency staff, other foster parents and community service providers. Please LIKE this post to show the Algier family as well as all foster parents your support for all that they do to help children.

PCFD is not only the first on the scene to a call for "baby not breathing," we are also community advocates for safe sle...
05/26/2020

PCFD is not only the first on the scene to a call for "baby not breathing," we are also community advocates for safe sleeping environments for infants and young children.

The Lake County General Health District, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Health and Cribs for Kids® National Infant Safe Sleep Initiative, provides a free Graco Pack ‘n Play or a Cribs for Kids® Cribette for income-eligible families (while quantities last). The purpose of this program is to reduce infant mortality in Lake County due to unsafe sleep practices such as co-sleeping with an infant, items in the crib, or the infant being placed to sleep in an incorrect position.

With education and proper practices to reduce risks, the burden of infant mortality can be reduced. Please visit www.lcghd.org/cribs-for-kids for more information. And remember, LCGHD is a little busy right now with Covid-19 operations, so please be patient.

Irene Mae, one of our community little ones, sent us a delightful letter!  We loved it and the delicious smokies! Stay s...
05/22/2020

Irene Mae, one of our community little ones, sent us a delightful letter! We loved it and the delicious smokies! Stay safe and we hope to see you all as soon as we are able to 😀

05/20/2020
Painesville City

We loved being apart of Harvey's Class of 2020 parade! #PainesvillePride

Congratulations to Harvey’s Class of 2020! 🎓 Your community supports you! #PainesvillePride

Hopefully, we'll see you tonight (at a distance) 👍
05/19/2020

Hopefully, we'll see you tonight (at a distance) 👍

Starting at 6:00 p.m. today, the Salute to Harvey’s Class of 2020 Car Parade will occur starting at Harvey High School located at 200 W Walnut Ave. The parade route will include W Walnut Avenue to Gillette Street, Gillette Street to W Washington Street, W Washington Street to Liberty Street, and Liberty Street to W Walnut Avenue.

Officers will be directing traffic at the major intersections and roads will fully open once the parade has passed each area. As a reminder, all in attendance should maintain social distancing guidelines. Thank you.

City of Mentor, Ohio - Municipal Government
05/15/2020

City of Mentor, Ohio - Municipal Government

TRAFFIC ALERT: Standing water on SR-2 & I-90 in East & West bound lanes near SR-615. Please exercise caution!

05/14/2020
Painesville City

Please note the Fire Department will remain closed to the public as a precaution for our front line workers. We need to be healthy for when you need us! 👍

Per the Lake County General Health District recommendations, all city facilities will re-open to public foot traffic on June 1

05/13/2020
Painesville City

Please keep Liberty Street clear for us, thank you!

For the next 10 days, Huntington Bank will be re-directing the drive thru from Washington St instead of Sterling Ave

Our great thanks to China Post 1, The American Legion, Philippines for their generous donation of 175 KN95 masks. PCFD’s...
05/11/2020

Our great thanks to China Post 1, The American Legion, Philippines for their generous donation of 175 KN95 masks. PCFD’s own Firefighter Rob Hendershot is a member of this post. We thank you all for your service to our country, and for your help in protecting those of us on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic 🇺🇸

The Air Force Reserve will be flying over TriPoint on Thursday, May 7 #ThankYou
05/06/2020

The Air Force Reserve will be flying over TriPoint on Thursday, May 7 #ThankYou

The 910th Airlift Wing is launching a second ‘Hercs Over America’ flyover on Thursday, May 7, 2020, as a way for our Air Force Reserve family to continue to salute the thousands of healthcare workers, essential employees and other first responders on the front line of the battle against COVID-19.

The 910th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron received incredibly positive response from its ‘Hercs Over America’ flyover held on May 4, 2020. Since only a limited number of medical facilities could be flown over earlier this week, the 910th built a list of additional facilities based on feedback received from the wing’s community partners and social media followers to conduct a second ‘salute’ flyover.

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 Thursday, May 7, 2020.

The 910th’s aircraft will kick off its second ‘Hercs Over America’ over Ohio’s North Shore area by flying over these health care facilities: University Hospitals Conneaut Medical Center in Conneaut, Ohio; Ashtabula County Medical Center in Ashtabula, Ohio; University Hospitals Geneva Medical Center in Geneva, Ohio; TriPoint Medical Center in Painesville, Ohio Cleveland Clinic – Euclid Hospital and University Hospitals Euclid Health Center in Euclid, Ohio and Cleveland Clinic Hill Crest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

The C-130s will then head to University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, Ohio; Summa Health Akron City Hospital in Akron, Ohio; Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio; Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital in Dover, Ohio; Aultman Alliance Community Hospital in Alliance, Ohio; Salem Regional Medical Center in Salem, Ohio and East Liverpool City Hospital in East Liverpool, Ohio; UPMC Jameson in New Castle, Pennsylvania; UPMC Horizon – Shenango Valley in Farrell, Pennsylvania and Sharon Regional Medical Center in Sharon, Pennsylvania.

The 910th aircraft will conclude this ‘Hercs Over America’ flyover in the skies of the Mahoning Valley with flyovers above Southwoods Medical Campus and Akron Children’s Hospital Beeghly Campus in Boardman, Ohio as well as Trumbull Regional Medical Center; Trumbull Memorial Hospital and Hillside Rehabilitation Center in Warren, 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 Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 910th are proud to serve alongside the first responders and essential personnel in the battle against COVID-19. These selfless Americans on the front lines of COVID-19 response remind us that we are all in this together and we can rise to meet any challenge with unrivaled spirit and commitment.

Painesville City
05/05/2020

Painesville City

A true hometown hero, Don grew up in Grand River, attended St. Mary's School on N State Street and graduated from Harvey High School in Painesville. The world knew you as an NFL legend, but we knew you as the boy from Grand River. Thank you for making our lives a little happier. You will be greatly missed.

Don Shula, 1930-2020 #PainesvilleProud

Painesville City
05/04/2020
Painesville City

Painesville City

A true hometown hero, Don grew up in Grand River, attended St. Mary's School on N State Street and graduated from Harvey High School. You will be greatly missed.

A very heartfelt thank you goes out to our Heisley Park residents for their Safety Forces donation of snacks and goodies...
04/29/2020

A very heartfelt thank you goes out to our Heisley Park residents for their Safety Forces donation of snacks and goodies. We always enjoy stopping by your annual block party get-togethers! We look forward to seeing everyone once the Governor’s orders have been lifted. Thank you!

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

A big shout out and thank you to the Painesville City VFW, who made arrangements with DiBella’s Subs in Mentor, to bring...
04/27/2020

A big shout out and thank you to the Painesville City VFW, who made arrangements with DiBella’s Subs in Mentor, to bring lunch to PCFD and PPD; to Red Creek Bar & Grill by Zappitelli in Painesville, who dropped off dinner pizza; and to Girl Scout Troop 71148 for their delicious cookies!

Thank you to our community residents and local businesses (as well as our surrounding community businesses), for continuing to support our first responders.

Today, the Painesville Police Department and Painesville City Fire Department received a heartfelt gift from our Heritag...
04/17/2020

Today, the Painesville Police Department and Painesville City Fire Department received a heartfelt gift from our Heritage Middle School students.

As part of their Respect and Pay It Forward program, Ms. Melody Konrad, her co-workers and students collectively put together a cookie donation from Gartman Model Bakery, made hand sanitizers and created a special slide show for our staff!

We are excited to receive such a thoughtful and caring gift. Thank you for your kind words, encouragement and help to keep us all safe! 👏👏👏

Painesville City Local Schools

Yesterday, Mike and Dave Weaver of Weaver Meats in Painesville, donated boxes of packaged jerky to the Painesville City ...
04/16/2020

Yesterday, Mike and Dave Weaver of Weaver Meats in Painesville, donated boxes of packaged jerky to the Painesville City Fire Department and Painesville Police Department.

We are both grateful and humbled by our community residents and businesses for their continued support and donations. Please remember to support these local businesses! #ShopLocal #PainesvillePride

Thank you Painesville Credit Union. Malleys is always appreciated! 😁🍫
04/16/2020

Thank you Painesville Credit Union. Malleys is always appreciated! 😁🍫

In this crazy world everyone deserves a little chocolate! A special delivery was made to the Painesville Police Dept and the Painesville Fire Dept!

#PCUsupportsourcommunity
#painesvillepolicedepartment
#painesvillefiredept
#malleyschocolate

Thank you Lake County Sheriff's Office Central Communications Telecommunicators. We are grateful for their behind the sc...
04/13/2020

Thank you Lake County Sheriff's Office Central Communications Telecommunicators. We are grateful for their behind the scene efforts in their day-to-day 9-1-1 emergency responses and their tireless efforts while responding to the extremely challenging and unprecedented circumstances during the COVID-19 epidemic. Stay strong and together we will work through these difficult times.

Sheriff Frank Leonbruno and Chief Deputy Jeff Sherwood; along with the Lake County Commissioners want to take this time to recognize the work of our Lake County Sheriff's Office Central Communications Telecommunicators. Especially during this time of crisis we count on the telecommunicators behind the scene answering the 9-1-1 calls for help to be the calm in the storm.

Even though we are experiencing extremely challenging and unprecedented circumstances with the spread of the COVID-19 Virus, it remains vital for our physical and mental well-being to recognize the positives in our lives, as we work to combat this epidemic. Never have we faced an event that has simultaneously impacted the entire global population so profoundly. As we each remain vigilant to protect our families, along with ourselves, and continue to fulfill our responsibilities to protect our communities, I want to encourage you to remain strong, as we will overcome these difficult times.

Telecommunicatons Week is time that we show our appreciation for these people who make our Nation's police and fire departments professional and responsive. In order to recognize the high-quality communications services provided by police and fire dispatchers, 911 operators, and emergency medical technicians, I have sponsored House Joint Resolution 284, to designate the week beginning April 12, 1992, as `National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week’.”

“Telecommunicator Week provides an opportunity to recognize the men and women who staff our 9-1-1 centers across the Nation.

Thank you

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