Firefighters

AKRON, OH (WOIO) – The Akron Fire Department says four victims were found dead inside a home at the scene of a fire Wednesday morning. Akron firefighters responded to heavy fire showing from a house in the area of 18th Street and Battles Avenue. Crews attempted to enter the burning home multiple times to search […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Nineteen new firefighters will be on the streets of Cleveland keeping you safe. They were sworn in on Friday by Mayor Frank Jackson. One of the cadets, Lauren Phillips, is making history. She’s the first woman to be sworn in in 30 years. She described the ceremony as “surreal.” “It feels […]

AKRON, Ohio – One of the firefighters at the center of controversy for allegedly making pornographic content at an Akron fire station has retired. According to Akron Fire Union President Steve Barker, Provisional Lt. Deanne Eller retired from her position on Friday. The other firefighter allegedly involved with the videos — Lt. Art Dean — […]

AKRON, Ohio — Two Akron firefighters have been placed on paid leave. Akron Press Secretary and Assistant Director of Law Ellen Lander Nischt tells FOX 8 News the firefighters are on leave pending an investigation into allegations involving pornographic videos. She says those alleged videos potentially were created in an Akron fire station. The following is a […]

EAST CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – A total of five homes caught fire in the early morning on Wednesday, June 13. The fire took place in East Cleveland off 125th street in Superior. There are no fatalities on the scene, but a lot of damage to several houses. The house where the fire originally started was burned […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Cleveland firefighters have located all four bodies missing since early Tuesday morning following a house fire. The bodies were inside a Hillview Road home that became engulfed in wind-driven flames. Officials with Cleveland fire say a 46-year-old woman jumped from the home to safety during the fire. She was rushed to the Cleveland Clinic, […]

EASTLAKE, OH (WOIO) – A fire broke out at a furniture warehouse in Eastlake Monday afternoon. It started in the storage area around 1 p.m. at Northeast Factory Direct, according to firefighters. Several fire departments were called to assist in putting out the fire.   READ MORE: Cleveland19.com Article Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News Picture Courtesy […]

CLEVELAND– Emergency crews responded to a fire at an apartment on Cleveland’s east side Monday afternoon. The Cleveland Division of Fire were called to the building on Miles Avenue near East 102nd Street just before 3 p.m. Cleveland Fire Spokesman Larry Gray said the fire started on the sixth floor. It was caused by unattended […]

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson swore in 35 fire cadets Friday. Officials say the new firefighters will help increase critical services to Cleveland neighborhoods and improve response times. The cadet class has completed 18 weeks of rigorous training to reach graduation. The cadets’ comprehensive training program included: Fire behavior Hands-on training with tools […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After a nearly decade-long legislative fight, Ohio firefighters won their battle to help their colleagues who are battling cancer. Ohio Governor John Kasich was surrounded by firefighters as he signed the Palumbo Act at the state capitol early Wednesday afternoon. The law, renamed after Mike Palumbo, a Beachwood fire captain currently battling brain cancer, presumes […]

LORAIN, Ohio – More 75 firefighters and citizens supporting the Lorain Fire Department gathered at Veterans Park in downtown Lorain Tuesday and then marched over to city hall, upset over layoffs that they say are putting both the community and firefighters at risk. All but one fire station was closed and 22 firefighters were laid off […]

CLEVELAND – Thirty-five Cleveland firefighters are facing administrative charges for abuse of the division’s secondary employment policy. The Department of Public Safety’s Integrity Council Unit conducted an investigation after allegations of abuse of the policy. Get breaking news sent to your inbox — click here to sign up.  Chief of Fire Patrick Kelly reviewed the […]