Early Morning Campus Apartment Fire

On November 12, 2012 @ 0352 Hours, Box 15 was requested to respond to a 2nd Alarm fire @ 2060 Iuka Ave. which is just off the OSU Campus. Rehab 1 responded at 0040, and arrived on scene 5 minutes later. There was heavy fire in a multi story apartment building housing OSU students. Box 15 set up a rehab sector & served approximately 70 firefighters 5 cases of water, 2 cups of hot chocolate, 30 granola bars, and used 20 pounds of ice. Box 15 was released from the scene at 0615 Hours & returned to quarters.

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.

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