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NFD Welcomes new Medical Director

Dr. Larrimore is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at The Ohio State University and is board certified both Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services. She received her medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at UMass Memorial Medical Center and her Emergency Medical Services […]

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NFD Hires 2 New Firefighter/Paramedics

NEWARK, OH (November 2, 2017) – Newark Mayor Jeff Hall is proud to announce the addition of two new Firefighter/Paramedics to the Newark Division of Fire. The swearing in ceremonies will be held on Monday, November 6th, 2017, starting at 10:00am at Newark Fire Station #1, 75 South 4th Street in Downtown Newark. Sara Nethers, […]

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NFD Receives EMS Trauma Award

Firefighter/Paramedic Larry Thomas, Brandon Turner and John Guegold, along with the flight crew from Air Evac treated a male patient who partially amputated his foot from a fall. The patient was appropriately treated and involved the use of a tourniquet. THe patient was transported via AirEvac to Grant Medical Center. The Patient underwent surgery and […]

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NFD Hires 1 New Firefighter

Jason Hood, age 34, is a state certified firefighter and paramedic. Jason attended Delaware Career Center and has worked with Eastern Knox Joint Fire District and the Madison Township Fire Department. Prior to joining the fire service, Jason operated his own business. Jason resides in Danville and enjoys spending time with his two sons, Aiden […]

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Chief Connor Graduates from OFE

Chief Connor graduated today from the Ohio Fire Executive program.  The Ohio Fire Executive (OFE) program, created and administered by the Ohio Fire & Emergency Services Foundation, is an executive development program.  The OFE assesses, enhances and refines the leadership qualities of Chiefs who are currently leading their organizations and develops ‘bench strength’ in high potential senior officers […]

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2017 AHA Mission Lifeline Gold Award

Newark Fire Departmet receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award   Newark, Ohio, May 23, 2017 — Newark Fire Department has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation […]

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Metzger Promoted to Deputy Chief

Captain Brandon Metzger was promoted to Deputy Chief today.  Metzger has been with the fire department since 2003 and served as a lieutenant before being promoted to captain. He managed the EMS division of the department prior to accepting the position of Deputy Chief.

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Investigator Smith Graduates Police Academy

34 year veteran Tim Smith, Newark Fire Departments primary Fire Investigator, graduated the Central Ohio Technical College Police Academy Training today.  Investigator/Officer Smith not only graduated, he received the Most Dedicated award as well as the Officer Thomas W. Cottrell, Jr. Award for Character and Dedication to Public Service.  The later of the awards was voted […]

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$243,000 Licking County MARCS Grant

The Ohio State Fire Marshal awarded 7 fire departments a total of $243,000 for communications equipment.  The intention was to make Licking County entirely MARCS capable.  Although Newark Fire Department did not directly benefit from the grant, we indirectly gain the ability to communicate with one radio system.  Congratulations to all that applied and were […]

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NFD Welcomes 5 New Staff

The city of Newark, Division of Fire hired five new personnel today.  One employee was hired utilizing an existing grant and the other 4 were hired to replace attitioned staff.  Here are the details of each new employee: Shane Ward, age 36, graduated from Widefield High School, Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1998. Shane is a state certified firefighter, […]

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