Thursday, July 19, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Stow Police Department.
The Stow Fire Department received a call from a frantic teen July 13 because he said his friend was short of breath and had chest pains. The boy hung up without giving an address, according to the report. An emergency trace resulted in finding the location where the teens were — the 2000 block of Samira Road. While EMS went to check the area, a Stow Youth Services employee was able to get a hold of the teen on the phone again. The teen said his 14-year-old friend was "freaking out," which is why he called 9-1-1. When EMS arrived, they said the teen was OK and there was no medical emergency. The teens were taken to their parents. Police said they determined the teen had smoked "spice" or K2 — a synthetic marijuana. The police report …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Don't be alarmed if you see a helicopter landing at the high school Friday, it's all part of a mock accident.
Students at the Stow-Munroe Falls High School will witness what could happen if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol on prom night May 11. The annual Prom Promise event is happening from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to learn about the consequences of drinking and driving. The event will begin with a mock drunk driving accident in front of the high school followed by a mock funeral, trial and guest speaker, who will share a personal story about how a drunk driving accident claimed the life of a family member. A helicopter will land during the mock accident and EMS and Stow Police will be there along with a pastor and magistrate. Students will be receive the Prom Promise Pledge at the conclusion of the event. Watch the video attached …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Panera in Stow is offering a "You Pick Two" meal to local firefighters, EMS and police officers.
Stow's Panera Bread is participating in a nation-wide promotion of offering a free meal to first responders today and tomorrow. Any firefighter, EMS or police officer who shows an ID or badge will receive a "You Pick Two" meal from the company. Company officials say the promotion is meant to honor community heroes, according to NewsNet5.com. Click here for Panera's menu. (.pdf)
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Thanks to some federal grant money, the Stow Fire Department was able to hire on five new firefighters. Watch the video below and check out the links from previous stories to learn more about the grant and the new employees.
Related posts: • SFD to Swear in Five New Firefighters • 200 Already Interested in 5 Stow Firefighter Jobs • Three New Firefighters Join Stow's Department • Stow Fire Department to Hire 5 New Firefighters with Federal Grant Money • Video: Meet Your New Stow Firefighter (Matt Schneider) • Video: Meet Your New Stow Firefighter (James Barbur)
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Free blood pressure checks are done throughout the day at the main fire station.
The Stow Fire Department paramedics who perform blood pressure checks at the city’s Safety Building can set their clocks by Lois Camden, who has used the free service almost daily since July 2004. Every weekday between 1:30 and 1:40 p.m., the 26-year City Hall receptionist/secretary walks across the parking lot between the two buildings. There’s no question from front desk personnel about why she’s there. They just page paramedics to come render the quick check. And no matter which paramedic comes into the lobby with a stethoscope and blood pressure cuff, Camden knows his or her name. It’s like her own version of “Cheers.” Camden can also recite a list of other “regulars” who take advantage of the free community benefit that has been …