Violet Township House Fire

On May 5,  Box 15 was requested by Violet Township at a house fire on Rambling Brook Drive with exposures. Rehab 1 responded with a crew of three. Upon our arrival we served approximately 25 firefighters from Violet, Truro, Basil & Columbus.

 

 

              

 

               

2013 Awards Dinner

Box 15 would like to invite all interested persons to our annual awards dinner on Sunday, April 21, 2013. We will be honoring Firefighter Steve Siegwardt as the 2013 Max Havermant Columbus Firefighter of the Year and Norwich Township Battalion Chief Greg Collier as the 2013 Larry Parlett Franklin County Firefighter of the Year. The dinner will be held at Station 67 located at 379 W. Broad Street Columbus, Ohio.Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 per person. Tickets are available from the Columbus Division of Fire Public Information office, Box 15 President Brett Barber ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or online at store.box15.org. If you order from our web store, print your receipt & bring it to the dinner for your tickets. We hope to see you there!  Please purchase your ticket by April 15th.

Here we Grow Again

After clearing the fire incident, three members went to Madison Township Station #182 to receive the keys and title for a 2001 medic unit that was recently declared as surplus. The truck, a Ford F-650 with a Horton Medium-duty box will become Rehab 1, located at Columbus Fire Station #1. The current Rehab 1 will relocate into Delaware County & become Rehab 3. We'd like to express a huge Thank You to Madison Township Fire Chief Robert Bates, the Township Trustees, and the entire Fire Department for their generosity.

Fire & Rain

Box 15 responded to a two-alarm fire on Monday morning with Columbus. Rehab 1 responded with a crew of 3, while four additional members responded in personal vehicles. Mutual aid companies included Whitehall, as well as Truro & Madison Township fire units. The fire involved several apartments in the middle of a large, three story multi-family structure. Several rescues  were made by the firefighters during the incident. Weather-wise the temperature was in the upper 40's but with a steady light rain. We worked with Whitehall Medic 152 as the rehab sector. In addition to our tent, they constructed a tent using their RIT tarp. We served several cases of bottled water, along with coffee, hot chocolate, and Granola bars during the two hours we were on the scene.

Wind, Rain, and Fire

The Columbus Fire recruits gained more "live fire" experience on February 27, as they conducted evolutions in a home scheduled for demolition. This was the second time where they had the opportunity to "put the wet stuff on the red stuff" - although the weather could have been better. They had to contend with temperatures in the mid 30s, with gusty winds and rain. Box 15 was on the scene, providing coffee, hot chocolate, bottled water, Granola Bars, and bananas.

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