2nd Alarm on Reflections Dr.

On November 14, 2012 at 2050 hours, Columbus Fire received a call of a working apartment fire at 6520 Reflections Dr. When Engine 11 arrived, they made it a 2nd alarm. Rehab 1 responded from Station 1 and was on the scene at 2115. Box 15 served 4 cases of water, 20 cups of hot chocolate, 2 gallons of coffee, and 33 granola bars. Box 15 was on the scene until 0015 and then went back into service.

                                                          Photo by Box 15 member Josh Gibson

         

Box 15 supports the Veterans!

Box 15’s Rehab 1 again hosted the registration team for the Veteran’s Day Parade today.  This was our fourth year to support this group.  In addition to coffee, hot chocolate, doughnuts, etc., we deployed our tent and provided some welcome warmth with our propane heater.  We would like to thank all who are currently in our armed forces, as well as all the veterans for their service and devotion to protecting our country and keeping our citizens safe.

Explosion levels home

On October 29th, 2012 Box 15 was dispatched on a 2nd alarm explosion & fire at 2971 East Seventh Ave. Box 15 responded and was on scene in less then 40 minutes. Box 15 served approximately 25 Firefighters. Box 15 provided 10 bottles of water,10 cups of coffee, 25 cups of hot chocolate, and 6 Granola bars. Box 15 was clear of the fire scene at 23:20 and went back into service. 

National Management Association Welcomes Box 15

The Columbus Public Service Chapter of the NMA welcomed Box 15 President, Brett Barber as the program speaker at their October business meeting.  A crowd of nearly 50 members and guests enjoyed a buffet meal at City Barbecue, followed by a presentation by Box 15 – its mission, history and current operations.  At the conclusion of the meeting, Box 15 was presented with a very generous donation and has an invitation to return during a future meeting.

A Thank You From CFD

Columbus Division of Fire - Thank You!

Several members of Box 15 were honored with Citizen’s Distinguished Service Awards at last night’s Columbus Division of Fire’s Annual Awards Ceremony. The event, held at the Villa Milano banquet facility, honored 18 of our most active members for their untiring efforts to provide firefighter rehab services. As of this writing, Box 15 is experiencing our most active year in the history of the organization. Thanks mostly to a hot and humid summer, we logged 28 days of hot weather standby staffing, 53 working incidents and dedicating more than 300 hours of volunteer effort between June 1 and August 31. For the year , we’ve responded to 88 incidents (to date).

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