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Firefighter Craig Weddle Retires After 28 Years of Service

  Firefighter Craig Weddle The Columbus Fire Department (CFD) announces the retirement of Firefighter Craig Weddle, a 28-year veteran of the department. Firefighter Weddle joined the Columbus Fire Department in 1996. Firefighter Weddle served as a Firefighter, certified Emergency Medical Technician and Hazardous Materials Technician. Firefighter Weddle retires from his Firefighter assignment at [...]

Firefighter Craig Weddle Retires After 28 Years of Service2024-05-20T11:23:21-04:00

Columbus Fire Department Releases 2023 Fire Department Annual Report

The Columbus Fire Department is proud to present the 2023 Columbus Fire Department Annual Report. As we strive to provide the highest level of service to the community, we believe that the sharing of our annual report is an excellent manner in which to provide transparency for all things CFD. It is a great privilege [...]

Columbus Fire Department Releases 2023 Fire Department Annual Report2024-04-23T12:40:53-04:00

Columbus Fire Department Welcomes Seven New Members

The Columbus Fire Department (CFD) invited seven Firefighters to the department on Tuesday morning. The firefighters were sworn in by Mayor Mary Ferdon during Tuesday’s Board of Public Works and Safety meeting at City Hall. The firefighters will fill a portion of current vacancies that followed recent retirements and resignations. Firefighter Brandon Farr, 25 is [...]

Columbus Fire Department Welcomes Seven New Members2024-03-26T16:00:11-04:00

Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 10-16

Governor Eric J. Holcomb has proclaimed March 10–16, 2024, as Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Each year, IDHS collaborates with the National Weather Service (NWS) during Severe Weather Preparedness Week to remind and educate Hoosiers about seasonal severe weather threats and how to effectively prepare for them. Throughout the week, IDHS will share severe weather safety [...]

Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 10-162024-03-12T10:44:47-04:00

Columbus Firemen’s Cheer Fund Campaign Kicks Off Nov. 3

Columbus Firemen’s Cheer Fund annual fundraising campaign kicks off the first weekend in November with Kamp out for Kids and Chili Cook-Off events. WKKG is partnering with the Columbus Firemen’s Cheer Fund once again to bring back the 101.5 WKKG Kamp out for Kids event this weekend at Fire Station # 1, 1101 Jackson Street. [...]

Columbus Firemen’s Cheer Fund Campaign Kicks Off Nov. 32023-10-24T11:55:57-04:00

Fire Prevention Week 2023

Fire Prevention Materials Presented to Firefighters by local State Farm Insurance Agents. Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 fire 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, [...]

Fire Prevention Week 20232023-09-27T15:44:33-04:00

Columbus Fire Department Welcomes Six Firefighters

The Columbus Fire Department (CFD) welcomed six Columbus Firefighters to the department on Tuesday morning. The firefighters were sworn in by Mayor Jim Lienhoop during Tuesday’s Board of Public Works and Safety meeting at City Hall. The firefighters were hired for vacancies that were created as a result of lateral transfers of CFD firefighters to [...]

Columbus Fire Department Welcomes Six Firefighters2023-06-06T15:36:38-04:00

April Fire Department Recap

Here is a look at our Columbus Fire Department activity for the month of April 2023. We are also excited to provide a QR code link for a community stakeholder survey. We are requesting community feedback through May 31 and we could love to hear from you. You can also see our 2022 Annual Report [...]

April Fire Department Recap2023-05-16T15:04:16-04:00

Retired Columbus Fire Chief Recipient of Indy Honor Flight

Chief Andy Lay and Chief (Ret.) Larry McCord Past and present members of the Columbus Fire Department honored a former Columbus Fire Chief who was selected as an Indy Honor Flight recipient. Many of those in attendance also served as Chief Officers for the Columbus Fire Department. On Saturday, April 15, 2023, Chief [...]

Retired Columbus Fire Chief Recipient of Indy Honor Flight2023-04-21T11:47:37-04:00
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