Columbus Division of Fire

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6:16 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Man Believed To Have Drowned At Local Quarry

Columbus fire division teams will resume their search today for a man who is believed to have drowned at a quarry on the South side yesterday.

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12:23 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Columbus Fire Official Demoted For His Role In Sex Scandal

Jerry Birkhimer
Credit City of Columbus

Columbus safety director Mitch Brown has demoted to lieutenant a Columbus fire battalion chief for his role in covering up a firehouse sex scandal.

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12:35 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Arson Suspected In Franklinton House Fire

Columbus fire investigators suspect arson is the cause of a vacant house fire early this morning in Franklinton.

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6:57 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Columbus Authorities Identify Man Killed In Weekend House Fire

Columbus fire officials have identified the man killed in a house fire on Sunday on the Southeast side.

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7:31 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Gas Leak Forces School Evacuation

Columbus fire officials say classes will resume today at Weinland Park Elementary School after a natural gas leak yesterday forced its evacuation.

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12:24 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Columbus Firefighter Injured In House Fire

Columbus fire officials say one firefighter sustained minor injuries early this morning when the ceiling of a North side home that was on on fire fell on top of him.

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7:41 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Suspension Recommended For Second CDF Official Implicated In Sexual Misconduct Case

A Columbus Fire Battalion Chief is facing discipline for his role in a firehouse sex scandal.

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7:03 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Second CDF Official Implicated In Sexual Misconduct Case

A Columbus fire official is facing discipline for failing to report a firefighter's on-duty sexual misconduct.

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6:57 am
Thu January 30, 2014

House Dwellers Found With Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Columbus firefighters say eight people living in a south side home have been hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning.

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6:55 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Termination Recommended For Columbus Firefighter Accused Of Misconduct

Termination has been recommended for a Columbus firefighter accused of engaging in sexual misconduct while on duty.

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6:29 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Fire Official Reassigned Amid Sexual Misconduct Probe

Assistant Columbus Fire Chief David Whiting has been reassigned to the fire prevention bureau.

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12:32 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Fire Damages West Side Home

Columbus fire officials are searching for the cause of an early morning blaze at a West side home.

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7:16 am
Thu December 26, 2013

No One Hurt In Paint Factory Fire

Columbus fire officials say a faulty light bulb is to blame for a fire at a North side paint factory yesterday.

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11:43 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Union Appeals Fire Investigator's Suspension

The union representing a Columbus arson investigator is appealing the 80 hour suspension he served last month for ordering a motorist out of a car at gunpoint and putting him in handcuffs.

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12:23 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Test Of Paramedic Plan Delayed

Columbus fire officials are holding off on a test of a new staffing plan after hearing complaints from the firefighters' union.

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6:57 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Tanker Car Derails

No injuries are reported out of a railroad tanker car derailment yesterday on the South side.

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10:36 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Firefighters Oppose Plan To Cut Paramedics

The Columbus firefighters' union is protesting a city plan to cut the number of paramedics.

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6:23 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Boy Burned In Fire He Set

Columbus fire officials say a 12-year-old boy was critically burned in a house fire he started last night.

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6:54 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Columbus Firefighter Accused Of Improper Conduct

A Columbus firefighter is accused of having sex at his fire station with an 18-year-old woman over a period of nearly two years.

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Newscasts
6:29 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Cities Have Different Rules Governing Firefighter Speeding

An internal investigation shows several Columbus fire officials hit speeds over 100 miles per hour going to emergencies this year, raising questions about public safety.

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