After a two-year hold caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Columbus Fire Department partnered with C-4 criminal justice students in April for a session on water rescue training at Columbus East High School. Columbus firefighters demonstrated tools and techniques utilized during water rescue emergencies and then provided students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge [...]
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Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871. There [...]
In honor of Fallen Firefighters, the City of Columbus will observe this annual event. The Robert Stewart Bridge will be illuminated red for Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters from September 26 through October 3, 2021. Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsors the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, the official national tribute to [...]
16 City of Columbus Firefighters completed a Swift Water Rescue training program on August 25, 2021. The three-day course included plenty of time in the East Fork of the White River where students participated in numerous rescue scenarios utilizing equipment that included rescue rope systems, inflatable watercraft, and water rescue throw bags. All 16 students [...]
Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsors the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, the official national tribute to those firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. In 2017, the Foundation created Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters to recognize the 25th anniversary of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and [...]
It's time for the Columbus Firemen's Cheer Fund Chili Cook-off! Prepare those taste buds for some of the best chili you'll ever have. From mild to extreme and everything in between, we'll have something for all. If chili is not your thing, you can enjoy a Jimmy John's sandwich or White Castle sliders. Join us [...]
The Columbus Fire Department will be meeting with approximately 200 Columbus East High School Freshman Students on April 23, 2018 to discuss an exciting career within the Fire Service. This marks the fourth annual careers presentation by the Columbus Fire Department. During the presentation, students get an overview of the fire service as [...]
Are you ready for some firehouse chili? Mark your calendar for the annual Chili Cook Off! All proceeds will benefit the Columbus Firemen's Cheer Fund. Friday, November 3, 2017 5:30 pm Fair Oaks Mall $5 - chili, drink and dessert $7 - chili, sandwich, drink and dessert $10 - endless chili, drink and dessert We [...]
The Public is invited to attend a brief Remembrance Ceremony on the 16th anniversary of the 2001 September 11 attacks. The Ceremony will be held at City Hall and will include a moment of silence to honor the memory of those that lost their lives on that fateful day, as well as brief remarks from [...]