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The days are counting down to Firefighter Appreciation Day, Saturday, December 10.  Plans are finalized for the event, including the buffet luncheon, kickoff party, the hockey game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Boston Bruins and the charity match between the Boston And Columbus fire hockey teams.  Tickets are still available at www.bluejackets.com/fire, use the promo code firefighter.

If you can’t attend, we’re also holding a raffle for 2 luxury box seats for the January 13 Columbus /Phoenix hockey game.  Seats are valued at $150 each.  Tickets are $10 each and there are 10 chances to win.

Tickets can be purchased at Phillips Coney Island on W. Broad St., Station 67 (IAFF local 67), Apex Fire Services, the Central Ohio Fire Museum & Learning Center of from any Box 15 member.

Forty Three of Columbus Fire’s personnel receive promotions.

Our congratulations go out to the 43 Officers who were honored Thursday, September 22 during their promotion ceremony. Included were 2 new Assistant Chiefs, 3 Deputy Chiefs, 4 Battalion Chiefs, 13 Captains and 21 Lieutenants. The ceremony, held in the gymnasium at the Fire Administration Complex was well attended by many family and friends. Box 15 was pleased to provide a short reception in their honor.

Box 15 participates at the Ohio Fire & EMS Expo

 

Box 15 was represented at the 2nd Annual Ohio Fire & EMS Expo held at the Columbus Convention Center this week. Our sincere thanks go out to the organizers who provided us with the opportunity to market our Breast Cancer Awareness and 9/11 Commemorative shirts. Sales of these shirts are the major source of funding for the operation of our Rehab units. Participation at the Expo also helped us make some other beneficial contacts.

 

45 New Columbus Firefighters

Congratulations go out to the CFD Recruit Class of 12/27/10. After 32 arduous weeks of training – everything from ropes to ladders to EMS to hydraulics to tools and live fire evolutions, this class of 45 graduated from the Academy on Friday, July 29. They have received their assignments and will report to their respective posts as “rookies”, beginning on August 1.

Box 15 was pleased to have had an active role in their training, having provided rehab support during their live fire training. At their request, we also hosted a small reception following the ceremony. We wish each of them great success throughout their careers.

Film at 6

Box 15 was featured on Channel 4 on Friday, July 22. What started out to be a routine rehab support effort for a hazmat technician class turned into a media opportunity when Channel 4 called. They were interested in doing a story on firefighters dealing with the heat wave. Since we were at the Training Academy, we invited them down to observe how we work, even though it was a training exercise. As luck would have it, a few hours later, they were able to watch Box 15 in action at a working fire on Cleveland Avenue. The video that aired can be seen on You Tube. Our thanks go to the Columbus Division of Fire, Battalion Chief Michael Fowler, Captain William Brobst and many other Division members who helped make this happen.

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