Per Columbus City Ordinance, consumer fireworks may only be used during the dates listed below.
State Statute allows the protected use of fireworks on the following dates and times:
- June 29 through July 3 and July 5 through July 9 between 5:00 PM and two hours after sunset, however, regardless of what time sunset occurs, no later than 11 P.M.; and
- July 4 and December 31 between 10:00 AM and midnight
These dates and times are protected by the state as acceptable for use of fireworks. Any firework usage outside of these date ranges are a violation of our local ordinance.
Bartholomew County residents can bring their Household Hazardous Wastes to the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center at 720 S. Mapleton. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Friday, from 7:30am-4:30pm. Remember to always handle HHW with care and keep away from children and pets. Visit Bartholomew County residents can bring their Household Hazardous Wastes to the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center at 720 S. Mapleton. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Friday, from 7:30am-4:30pm. Remember to always handle HHW with care and keep away from children and pets.
Check the Yellow Pages under Fire Extinguishers. The Columbus Fire Department does not service fire extinguishers.
The Columbus Fire Department will be happy to provide tours of any of our 6 fire stations. To arrange a tour for a specific station, please contact the station that you would like to tour. Our station locations and telephone numbers can be found in the Station Tour tab located in the Information and Documents section of this site or by clicking the link below.
If you would like to request that our firefighters visit your location, please contact the appropriate fire station near your area to make arrangements.
There are regulations for open burning inside Columbus City limits. Please see this information in the General Safety Information section.
Cheer Fund donations may be dropped off at any City of Columbus Fire Station.
Many times a fire truck may be closer to the scene and the attention to the sick and injured may be started quicker. Also, our fire trucks have EMT’s and Paramedics aboard and they are very capable of beginning health care. The engines also carry defibrillators in case of a heart attack; this alone could save a patient’s life. The engine crews also may be used to drive the ambulance to the hospital if the patient needs more than one care giver, they also may assist in lifting and moving patients.
The Columbus Fire Department does not fill residential pools.
The Columbus Fire Department candidate application process traditionally occurs once annually. Information on future application processes will be posted to this site and all Columbus Fire Department social media pages, as well as local media sources. Applications will also be made available on this website.
Note : Beginning in 2019, All applicants must have a valid Indiana EMT certification to be considered for employment.