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Ashland Fire Department report

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June 19--ASHLAND -- The Ashland Fire Department assisted in the treatment of two overdoses, helped talk a potential jumper off the Ironton-Russell Bridge and responded to a vehicle fire and a grease fire at a fast food restaurant last week.

In addition to the two overdoses, AFD responded to nine other medical calls in the city, with three of the patients needing transport to the hospital between June 9 and June 16.

More EMS Calls

June 11: Scope Towers with EMS crews to gain entry into apartment for occupant had fallen. Assisted with lifting. Patient refused further treatment.

June 12: Brown Street for a person who fell from a ladder. Crews assisted EMS crews with BLS care and loading for transport to hospital.


June 9: Scope Towers for a fire alarm activation. Crews investigated and found that steam in a maintenance room activated alarm. Found no problems and reset alarm.

- Intersection of Greenup and Winchester Avenues for a mulch fire. Crews extinguished fire caused by a discarded cigarette with a water extinguisher.

- 2700 block of Herman Avenue for a reported explosion/fire of a utility transformer. Crews investigated and found a blown fuse on utility pole and notified AEP.

June 10: Jackson Avenue for a vegetation fire next to house. Crews extinguished fire with a garden hose and checked for any fire extension into house but found none.

- 2600 block of Terrace Blvd for an unauthorized burning. Extinguished fire with garden hose and advised occupants of City burning ordinance.

- 2610 Adams Avenue for a carbon monoxide alarm. Crews investigated with air quality meters and found no problems. Crews replaced batteries in alarm and also installed a smoke detector inside structure.

- 1544 Winchester Avenue for a fire alarm activation. Crews investigated and found alarm was activated by an overheated HVAC cooling system motor causing light smoke. Shut off power to unit and reset alarm.

- 2202 Sharon Road for a vehicle fire. Upon arrival crews found vehicle engine compartment fully involved with fire and causing damage to house. Extinguished fire with fire attack lines and cooled down siding on house. Crews searched house for fire extension but found none. It was reported of approximately $8,000 of damage to house and vehicle with vehicle being a total loss.

June 11: Kentucky Fried Chicken on Winchester Avenue for a reported structure fire. Fire was out prior to arrival and was a kitchen grease fire. Crews investigated to ensure fire was out.

June 12: Scope Towers for an alarm activation on the 7th floor. Crews investigated and found light smoke from cooking and no fire. Crews reset alarm.

- 1600 block of Elliot Avenue for a power line down. Crews investigated and found the service drop to the house was down and house was without power. Secured the area and stood by until AEP arrived.

Tuesday: 5200 block of Williams Avenue for a burning complaint. Crews extinguished fire and advised occupants of the City burning ordinance.

- Scope Towers for an alarm activation. Crews investigated and found no reason for activation and reset alarm.

- 2600 block of Moore Street for an alarm activation. Crews investigated and found activation was due to heat buildup due to an unconnected dryer vent hose. Crews ventilated structure and reset alarm. Crews returned on June 15 to find that occupants were testing alarm system and failed to notify Dispatch.

Wednesday: Scope Towers for a small fire in an outside dumpster. Crews extinguished fire with a water extinguisher.

- 205 Fleming Court for a possible natural gas leak. Crews investigated with air quality monitors and found no problems.

Thursday: Scope Towers for a fire alarm activation on the ninth floor. Crews investigated and found cooking smoke and no fire. Crews reset alarm panel.


Tuesday: 400 block of Bartlett Street for a patient in a wheelchair who had fallen into a shallow trench and complained of hip pain. Crews raised patient to street level and assisted EMS crews with loading of patient for transport to hospital.

- 500 block of 9th Street Unity Square for 3 persons stuck in the elevator near the 5th floor. Crews evacuated occupants from elevator who were unharmed and notified maintenance and placed elevator out of service until it could be repaired.

Wednesday: Responded with Marine 1 to launch at the riverfront boat ramp to go in route to assist Russell Fire Department with a potential jumper off of the Ironton/Russell bridge. Personnel on the scene of the bridge were able to talk the jumper down unharmed.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Tuesday: The 300 block of Winchester Avenue for a two vehicle accident and possible 3 patients. Crews checked for injuries and assisted EMS crew with loading of 3 patients for transport to hospital for further treatment. Crews then assisted with cleanup of the roadway.

Wednesday: Carter Avenue and Martin Luther King Blvd. for a two vehicle accident and possible 3 patients. Crews checked for injuries and assisted EMS crew with loading of one patient for transport to the hospital.

Public Service

June 12 AFD Powell Street to assist occupants with removal of a Possum in the house. Crews were able to remove animal.

Fire Prevention

- AFD responded and installed 13 smoke detectors and one carbon monoxide detector in city houses this week.

- AFD Fire Marshal performed 13 fire inspections, six fire consultations and assisted with interviewing for the new fire inspector hiring process.


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