Our Next Apparel Sale

Our next apparel sale will be Saturday December 13th from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. It will be at CFD Station 1, 300 North Fourth Street, Columbus. Help support YOUR fire rehab unit. 

2015 Executive Board

Elections were held at our meeting Tuesday night and our new executive board was sworn in. Our 2015 Executive board is:  President- Bob Hess, Vice President- Brett Barber, Secretary- Joe O'Brien, Treasurer Lisa Phillips, Trustees- Josh Gibson & Sonny Lewis.

Now Taking Preorders for CFD Battalion 1 Chief's Buggy

Limited production run!

Box 15 has only 200 pieces of this one of a kind vehicle. Add this to your collection of Columbus Fire apparatus. If you have Columbus Tower Ladder 2 (Sutphen), Engine 20 (Seagrave) or Tiller Ladder 2 (Seagrave), this will be a great addition to your collection. 

Will make a unique Christmas gift for that collector in the family! 

Shipment is expected 3rd Quarter of 2014.

Order yours today at goo.gl/6sC4Sj

One busy day for Box 15

On Sunday, May 11 at 2:30 PM, CFD was dispatched to an explosion and fire. The building that exploded was a 2.5 story frame 25 by 40. It was leveled, with outward explosion towards the front. The address was in the 500 block of Lilley Ave.  One person from that building was taken to the ER after a brief entrapment under the wreckage. Heavy Rescue and Cave In units were requested to shore up the building so it could be searched. The explosion caused a fire in a neighboring 2.5 frame 25 x 40. Engine companies had 3 lines stretched to fight the fire. The first in companies had to make the stretch from about 250 feet away do to the street being blocked by debris.  Box 15 Rehab 1 responded with a crew of two.  A 3rd member responded directly to the scene.  We were out for 2 hours, serving approx. 75 fire & police personnel.


Then shortly after 8:30 PM, lightning struck a 2 story wood frame 16-unit apartment building.  The resulting fire was quickly declared a second alarm, as it had extended through a common attic above 8 apartments.  A Box 15 crew of 2 responded with Rehab 2, while 2 additional members went directly to the scene, to locate & establish the rehab sector.  Over the next 3 hours, we dispensed more than 10 cases of bottled water, along with ½ case of granola bars to 75+ personnel.  


About 100 people were in attendance to honor this year’s award recipients. The Max Haverman “Outstanding Columbus Firefighter” Award was presented to Lt. William Ross, a 27-year veteran of the Columbus Division of Fire. Firefighter Jason Miller received the Larry Parlett “Outstanding County Firefighter” honor. Jason is a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Plain Township Fire Department in New Albany. “We had some very strong candidates this year, but these two really stood out as very deserving individuals” Box 15 President Brett Barber said.

This year’s ceremony included two additional award categories – the Harry W. Knodel “Outstanding Service Award” and the Peter R. Fowler “Distinguished Service Award”. Both were named for Box 15 members who had dedicated more than 40 years of service to Box 15. The Knodel Award went to member Josh Gibson while Sonny Lewis & Joe O’Brien both earned the Fowler award.

The event was held at IAFF Local 67’s “Station 67” and was catered by Savor the Flavor Catering of Canal Winchester.


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