On Thursday, August 17, 2017, the Youngstown Police and Fire Department began using a new digital radio system. Both departments are now using the existing Austintown-Boardman Joint Radio System. The [More text…]
Exhibit runs till Mid-January 2017 Public Opening: October 15, 2016 The next exhibit opening at the Tyler History Center is a collaboration between MVHS and local firefighting historian and collector [More text…]
At 2:30pm on October 17th, the Spring Common Bridge was officially dedicated the Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial Bridge. The dedication ceremony was attended by firefighters from throughout Mahoning County. Fire Apparatus [More text…]
On February 5, 2011, I spent some time trying to do some creative black and white photography at Station 6. Here are the results. Photos by Greg Ricker, youngstownfire.com Webmaster.
Two multiple alarm fires were recorded the weekend of February 18th and 19th, 1945. Youngstown Fire Department Companies worked in 20 degree weather to control several blazes that broke out [More text…]
In 2013, the City of Youngstown hired the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) to assess all of the neighborhoods within the city limits. The 15 month project resulted in a [More text…]
In the summer of 1991, the Youngstown Fire Department celebrated their 100th anniversary. Retired and longest serving Youngstown Fire Member, Homer S. Whittenberger was the honorary MC during a parade [More text…]
Firefighter’s have always relied on specialized equipment while responding to at working at various types of fires, extrications and rescues. One small but very important piece of equipment, the fire helmet, can [More text…]