2022 Fire Prevention Week: October 9-15 This year is the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week. 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 [...]
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Here is a look at Columbus Fire Department activity for the month of August.
The Columbus Fire Department announces that Lieutenant Ben Spencer has been re-appointed to lead the department’s Training Division, an Administrative Captain position. Columbus Fire Chief Andy Lay cited the recent hiring of a large number of probationary firefighters as a factor in retaining Spencer in his previous role as department Training Officer. Captain Spencer’s certifications [...]
The Columbus Fire Department announces the hiring of six firefighters. The firefighters were sworn in by Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop at Tuesday’s Board of Public Work and Safety Meeting held at Columbus City Hall. The hiring of these firefighters fills vacancies left by recent retirements and lateral fire agency transfers and takes the department to [...]
Here is a look at Columbus Fire Department activity for the month of July.
Captain Eric Darlage has been promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief. Battalion Chief Darlage is a 22-year member of the department and previously served as the Battalion-A Captain of fire station # 1. Battalion Chief Darlage’s certifications and training include: Licensed Paramedic Technician, Hazardous Materials Technician, Instructor II, Rope Recue Technician, Swift Water Rescue [...]
Columbus Fire Department Retirement Announcement The Columbus Fire Department (CFD) announces the retirement of Battalion Chief Terry Whitis, a 33 year veteran of the department. Battalion Chief Whitis joined the Columbus Fire Department in 1989. During his career, Battalion Chief Whitis rose through the ranks; earning officer promotions to Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain before being [...]
Here is a look at Fire Department activity for the month of June.
The Columbus Fire Department announces the retirement of Lieutenant (Lt.) Bryan Brown. Lt. Brown joined the Columbus Fire Department in 1995. Brown retired on July 10, 2022, with 27 years of service. Brown obtained his Paramedic certification in 2002 also served on the department’s Hazardous Material Team. Brown was promoted to Lieutenant in 2015 and [...]
The Columbus Fire Department provided first aid and CPR training to several Jr. Camp Counselors on June 17, 2022 . The teen counselors volunteer for Su Casa’s METAS summer camp program at Columbus Youth Camp. METAS (Making. Education. Thrive. Around. Summertime) is a FREE camp which provides an opportunity for elementary age students to engage [...]