Columbus Division of Fire

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted a Columbus firefighter on charges of attempted sexual misconduct with a minor. 

Columbus Division of Fire

Columbus Division of Fire Assistant Chief Jeffrey Happ has been appointed Interim Chief.  

A Columbus police officer tested positive on Saturday for COVID-19. 

State health officials say there are now 37 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ohio. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

 Bond is set at 15 thousand dollars for a Columbus firefighter charged with importuning and attempted sexual conduct with a minor. 

The Columbus Division of Fire rolls out new gear this month to better protect firefighters and reduce their exposure to harmful contaminants. 

Firefighters have ruled a house fire in Old North Columbus this morning accidental.   

Columbus fire officials say three people were found dead last night inside a burning home on the southeast side. 

Two Columbus firefighters and a driver are hospitalized in stable condiction following a crash last night at East Broad Street and North Grant Avenue. 

Columbus fire officials evacuated 20 homes last night on the north side to investigate claims made by a 911 caller who said he was working on a "quantum physics generator" and had burns.

A former Columbus Deputy Fire chief pled guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge involving payroll records, but insists that the case was politically motivated.  

Columbus Division of Fire

A Columbus fire Battalion Chief accused of sexual harassment has resigned. 

The City of Columbus has placed Division of Fire Battalion Chief Joe Richard on paid leave amid allegations by several female employees of sexual harassment and other mistreatment.

The Columbus Division of Fire is encouraging residents to check their smoke and fire alarms due to a product recall.


Columbus has a specialized vehicle to treat stroke patients wherever the incident takes place. The Mobile Stroke

American Heart Association

Columbus firefighters will be teaching hands-only CPR this Friday in the Arena district.

Columbus Division of Fire

The Columbus Division of Fire says Firefighter John Ritchey died Thursday, just a day after his retirement.

Columbus fire officials say they do not know if a man found dead in a burning southeast side apartment unit Friday night died as a result of the flames.

Columbus Safety Director Ned Pettus has suspended two paramedics for taking photographs of patients. 

No injuries are reported of a fire that damaged five buildings in the OSU campus area early Saturday.

Columbus City Council last night approved a 410 thousand dollar settlement of a wrongful-death lawsuit with the family of a woman killed in a crash with a municipal fire truck in 2013 . 


Columbus officials today broke ground on a new fire station on the city’s far east side. 

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Columbus authorities have made an arrest in last week's house explosion that injured two people. 34-year-old Marcus Taylor has been charged with aggravated arson. 

Family Photo

Columbus fire officials have released the name of the second person injured in last week's home explosion on the east side. 

An explosion has leveled a home in Ohio and critically injured two people who were inside. 

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Funeral services are pending for the Columbus firefighter killed in a motorcycle crash Tuesday night near downtown. 

Mike Foley

The Columbus Division of Fire has a new system in place to better track and stock medical supplies and life-saving drugs. 

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

A new protocol being used in Columbus to treat sudden cardiac arrest patients has shown promising results. 

At least thirteen people are hospitalized in stable condition after being injured in a two-alarm fire early this morning on the west side. 

Columbus Division of Fire

A preliminary hearing is scheduled February 8 for the Columbus woman charged with setting her mobile home on fire over the weekend.