Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Fenway Drive home repairable but not livable yet
Three residents were displaced from a Beachwood home after a fire broke out Sunday afternoon. The fire was reported at 12:55 p.m. Sunday at 2166 Fenway Drive, said Assistant Fire Chief Bill Peskura, and was put out by 1:08 p.m. Tweeter @rusnevik, who is a fire chief in a different city and alerted Beachwood Patch to the fire first, commended the department on their quick knockdown. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and the fire inspector has not yet made an estimate of the cost of the damage, added Peskura. The initial police report notes that the resident who reported the fire said it was first noticed in a computer room. The home's three residents have made arrangements to stay somewhere else while repairs are made to …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Union contract limits number of EMTs employed in the department
The Beachwood City Council approved an amendment to the city firefighters’ union contract to limit the number of employees with EMT certification who can work in the department. The EMT certification licenses its holder to perform fewer procedures than the paramedic certification. All but one firefighter in the Beachwood force has a paramedic license. The amendment allows three EMTs to work in the department, and for only one EMT to work during any one shift. The International Association of Firefighters Local 2388 came to a three-year labor agreement with the city of Beachwood last November. The amendment passed unanimously.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Free Honkin' Haulin' event will be rescheduled; 9/11 memorial will still be open
Honkin' Haulin' Hands-On Trucks has been cancelled. A city spokespersaon said that the city would reschedule it for a later date. The 9/11 memorial will still be open. --- Sunday will be a day to honor first responders in Beachwood. On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the city will open the lobby of Fire Station 1 at Richmond Road and Fairmount Boulevard for visitors to see the piece of the World Trade Center housed there — and, at the same time, let kids see first-hand the driver’s seat of the city’s fire trucks and ambulance. From 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, the City of Beachwood will host its 12th annual Honkin’ Haulin’ Hands-On Trucks at the Beachwood Family Aquatic Center and open the 9/11 memorial. The event will allow kids (and the kid in you…
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Fire department distributing free rust-removing laundry detergent
Beachwood residents could see cloudy tap water as the fire department continues fire hydrant maintenance through Friday. Fire hydrants around Beachwood will be flushed for the rest of the week. Residents who see rust in their water should run cold water – not hot – for about 10 minutes, until the water runs clear. If the rust gets into your laundry, stop by Fire Station 1 on Richmond Road for free rust-removing laundry detergent. The lobby is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.