Columbus Division of Fire

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Columbus Division of Fire
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Operational area
CountryUnited States
State Ohio
City Columbus
Address3639 Parsons Avenue
Agency overview
Established1822
Fire chief Jeffrey Happ [1] [2]
Facilities and equipment
Battalions7
Stations 35 [3] [4]
Website
columbus.gov/public-safety/fire/
Columbus Division of Fire
Interactive map of current CFD fire stations

The Columbus Division of Fire (CFD) provides fire protection and emergency medical services to Columbus, Ohio.

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The department operates 35 stations; the newest station opened March 2020. [3] The stations are divided into seven battalions. [5] The Columbus Division of Fire oversees 35 engine companies, 16 ladder companies, 5 rescue companies, and 40 EMS transport vehicles as well as several special units and reserve apparatus. It is staffed by a minimum of 292 personnel during daytime hours (first 12 hours) and 331 during nighttime hours (second 12 hours). [6] The department also oversees 39 medic companies. [5] There are 1,592 uniformed and 70 civilian professionals serving the citizens of Columbus, Ohio. [7]

The department is accredited by the Committee on Fire Accreditation International, granted in 2007. At the time, it was the second-largest fire department with the accreditation. [8]

The Division of Fire was created in 1822, and was known as the Columbus Fire Department. [9]

Notable stations

Union Station Engine House (Stations 1 and 9) Columbus Fire Station 1 & 9.jpg
Union Station Engine House (Stations 1 and 9)

In use

Out of use

Columbus has numerous historic fire station buildings that are still extant, repurposed for other uses. Stations built in the 1890s include: [10]

Other former stations include: [11]

See also

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References

  1. Clay, Jarrod (May 27, 2020). "Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther appoints interim fire chief". WSYX.
  2. "Ginther takes interim label off Columbus Fire Chief Jeffrey Happ".
  3. 1 2 Woods, Jim. "New Station 35 to cut response times for Far East Side residents, improve firefighter safety". The Columbus Dispatch.
  4. "Ginther takes interim label off Columbus Fire Chief Jeffrey Happ".
  5. 1 2 "Columbus Division of Fire Annual Report 2018" (PDF). Columbus Division of Fire. 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  6. "Emergency Services Bureau". www.columbus.gov.
  7. "Columbus, Ohio Division of Fire Annual Report 2019" (PDF).
  8. "Accreditation Page". www.columbus.gov.
  9. Lee, Alfred Emory (1892). History of the City of Columbus, Capital of Ohio. Munsell & Company.
  10. "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Engine House No. 6" (PDF). National Park Service . Retrieved May 17, 2020.
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