Monday, July 9, 2012

Firefighter for the Month, July 2012

The Ellsworth Firefighter for the month of July is Jeremy Hartman. Jeremy just completed his 240 hr. FF II certification. Jeremy is one of our top responders and has been working on his driver’s training and pump operations within the department. He is a dedicated and valued member of this department.

Jeremy is engaged to Marissa Sternburg, who is also an Ellsworth Firefighter. They love this community and wish to remain in Ellsworth following their wedding.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Firefighter of the Month, June 2012

Marissa Sternburg is Ellsworth’s Firefighter of the month. Marissa joined the fire department in 2009 and has already seen her share of action on emergency scenes. She is currently heading up the 4-H division of the Fire Prevention Bureau and is looking to establish a mounted search and rescue group on the department. 

Marissa is engaged to fiancé Jeremy Hartman who is also a member of the Ellsworth Fire Department and is a valued member and is very active within the department.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Firefighter of the Month

Firefighter of the month is Dean Stevens. Dean has been a member of the Ellsworth Fire Department since October 2010. He has successfully completed his 140 hour Firefighter I fire certification and his first responder course. Dean is currently enrolled at Robinson Memorial in a basic EMT class.

Dean is married to wife Megan and they have a son, Marek, who is 2 1/2 years old. Dean is an active member, leader and valued member of this department.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

National EMS Week 2012

It's National EMS Week! EMS Week celebrates and honors the hundreds of thousands of EMS practitioners serving our communities across the nation. Their around-the-clock dedication to providing emergency care is evident with one statistic: more than 36 million patients were cared for by EMS professionals in 2011 alone.


Thursday, May 17, 2012

American Heart Hands-Only CPR

Anyone can learn CPR – and everyone should! Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur. Put very simply: The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love. Learn more at the American Heart Association's website.


Monday, May 14, 2012

Chief Sternburg awards Medals of Valor & Lifesaving for March Fire Rescue

On Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Ellsworth Fire Chief Robert Sternburg awarded the Medal of Valor & Lifesaving to Firefighter/EMT Brad Herman, Paramedic Amy Ziccardi and Mahoning County Sheriff Sergeant Steven Lindow for their rescue efforts during a house fire on 3/22/12. The full text of Chief Sternburg's remarks can be read below.




"On March 22 at 15:50, the fire department was toned out for smoke in house with a resident located on the second floor at 11597 Akron Canfield Rd. Firefighter/EMT Brad Herman and Paramedic Amy Ziccardi and myself were at the fire station. I sent the EMS crew to the residence with the ambulance and waited for other firefighters to arrive at the station for response from the rest of our volunteers.

Upon arrival within minutes of the call, Firefighter/EMT Herman advised the station that there was heavy smoke in the residence and fire in the walls. The EMScrew, along with Mahoning County Sheriff Sergeant, Steven Lindow, braved the hazardous conditions to conduct a rescue from the second floor. The engine arrived at minutes after the ambulance and the patient was already loaded in the ambulance and ready to be taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital.

These three heroic rescuers risked their lives to help someone else. It is my honor to present the medal of valor and lifesaving to Firefighter/EMT Brad Herman, Paramedic, Amy Ziccardi and Mahoning County Sheriffs Sergeant Steven Lindow for rendering service above and beyond the call of duty. I know they will tell you that they were just doing their jobs, but I wanted to recognize the unselfish acts of those who serve our community."

Robert D. Sternburg, Fire Chief

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Firefighter of the Month


Firefighter of the month is Chris Brocious. Chris is a probationary EMT and is currently enrolled at Robinson Memorial Hospital in an EMT class, and is a member of Fire Corps. Chris began at the fire department as our photographer in July, 2011 and is currently setting up the department’s web page.

Since joining, Chris has shown an interest in the medical field and wishes to assist us in EMS. Chris is employed at Modern Office in Boardman.  He lives in Ellsworth with his wife, Heather and daughter Autumn who is in 4th grade at Western Reserve Schools.

Chris has really fit in well at the department and we appreciate his contributions to our community.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Burning Permit Notice

This Department would like to advise the residents of Ellsworth that there is a burning ban in the state of Ohio. You may not burn anything that is not grown on your property and must notify the fire department if you are planning to burn brush or debris from your property. Please do not leave any fire unattended and make sure you have a water source, such as a garden hose near-by. Please contact the Ellsworth Fire Department at 330-538-2321 for a burning permit.

Thank you.
Robert D. Sternburg, Fire Chief.

Ellsworth Fire Stats: 3/10/12 - 4/10/12

Structure Fires: 3
Emergency Medicals: 9
Ellsworth Fire Ambulance Transports: 7
Motor Vehicle Crashes: 3
Vehicle Fires: 0
Grass Fires: 4
Other: 3

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Firefighter of the Month

Firefighter of the month is Gary Duraney. Gary is a Firefighter and EMT and has been a member of the Ellsworth Fire Department since 2009. Firefighter Duraney successfully completed his EMT class and passed the National Registry for his national certification for EMS. Gary also holds his 240 hour Firefighter II certification.

Gary is employed at Trinity Construction Home Improvements and has a daughter, Hayden. Gary is a valued member of the department and was recently awarded the Firefighter of the Year by the Ellsworth Fire Officers for outstanding service to the fire department and the community.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Ellsworth Fire Stats - 2/13/12 - 3/10/12

Structure Fires: 0
Emergency Medicals: 7
Ellsworth Fire Ambulance Transports: 4  
Motor Vehicle Crashes: 1
Vehicle Fires: 0
Grass Fires: 0
Other: 2

Monday, March 12, 2012

Upcoming Equine Safety Lectures

The Ellsworth Fire Prevention Bureau will be busy for the next month holding classes for equine safety. We are lecturing at the MCCTC March 24 to the 4H members of Mahoning County on “Safety in the Show Ring” and will be lecturing again April 15th, at the Ellsworth Fire Station on “Safety on the Trail” to a local 4H group.  If your group would like a safety lecture or to visit the Ellsworth Fire Station, contact the Ellsworth Fire Prevention Bureau at (330) 538-2321 and speak to Lieutenant Joe Chizmar to set up an appointment.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 2:00am!

When you change your clocks this weekend, take a moment to make a life-saving change in your household—change and test the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors! Making sure your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order takes just a moment, but is the best defense your family has against the devastating effects of a home fire.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Firefighter of the Month

Firefighter of the month is Erika Goddard. Erika is a firefighter and EMT in training with the department and has been a member of the department since 2010. Firefighter Goddard successfully completed her Firefighter I training through the MCCTC and attended Robinson Memorial Hospital for her EMT training.

Erika is dating a firefighter from North Jackson, Cecil Scott. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and also enjoys playing softball. Erika is a valued member of the Ellsworth Fire Department and is one of our top responders.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Ellsworth Fire Stats - 1/11/12 - 2/13/12

Structure Fires: 4
Emergency Medicals: 12
Ellsworth Fire Ambulance Transports:  6
Motor Vehicle Crashes: 5
Vehicle Fires: 0
Grass Fires: 1
Other: 3

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Fire Department Banquet Held

The Ellsworth Fire Department held its annual banquet at the Smokehouse Restaurant on Leffingwell Rd., Saturday Feb. 11. Thank you to Matt Baird for an excellent dinner. Many mutual aid fire Chief’s were in attendance along with township trustees Laura Lewis and Curt Morrison, newly elected township clerk Karen Grittie,  and members of Ellsworth Fire Corps.

Lt. Joe Chizmar was voted as the Ellsworth Fire Officer of the year, and Gary Duraney as Firefighter of the year.

Robert D. Sternburg
Ellsworth Fire Chief

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ellsworth Fire Stats - 12/14/11 - 1/11/12

Structure Fires: 6
Emergency Medicals: 16
Ellsworth Fire Ambulance Transports: 14 
Motor Vehicle Crashes: 4
Vehicle Fires: 0
Grass Fires: 0
Other: 2

Firefighter of the Month

Firefighter of the month is Brad Herman . Brad is a firefighter/EMT with the department and has been a member of the department since 2002. Firefighter Herman is currently completing his Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certification and holds his Firefighter II, 240 hour level training certification. 

Brad is married to his wife, Maria and is one of our top responders for both fire and medical emergencies.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ellsworth Fire Stats 11/9/11 - 12/14/11

Runs for November 9 to December 14

Structure Fires: 1
Emergency Medicals: 6
Ellsworth Fire/Ambulance Transports: 7
Motor Vehicle Crashes: 4
Vehicle Fires: 0
Grass Fires: 0
Other: 1

Firefighter of the Month

Firefighter of the month is Shannon Blosser. Shannon is a firefighter with the department and has been a member of the department since 2010. Firefighter Blosser recently completed her FF I, 120 hour firefighter training. She is employed at Southern Care Hospice and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Shannon has been married to Jeremy, who is also a member of the department, since August, 2011.

Shannon has a step daughter,Haley and is a valued member of this department as one of our top responders.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Turkey Fryer Fire

Please take precautions and be safe if you plan on frying a turkey this Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October 10, 2011 RIT & SAR Drill



Rapid Intervention Team & Search and Rescue drills were conducted at Ellsworth Station 400.  The inside of the station was in total darkness during the drills, the only light came from the camera flash and in some cases handheld flashlights.

Monday, September 12, 2011