On Sunday, Gov. Mike DeWine orderedflags to be flown at half-staff on all public buildings and grounds throughout the state from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 4, 2020, in honor of theNational Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.
Our Brothers and Sisters at Franklin Township local 1441 are facing a tough battle with their Levy this November. If the levy fails it could result in closing down Station 193 located at Frank and Clime Rd. This means 1 less Medic unit and 1 less Engine in this area of town ,this station takes runs in multiple communities but mostly the City of Columbus. The impact in losing these resources will be felt across the west side and not just isolated to that area.
The attached photos show that at a minimum 19 different fire stations will have to take runs that Station 193 took in a year. This includes 4,227 emergency incidents in the City of Columbus. These stations already protect a population of over 250,000 and the result in losing Station 193 WILL increase response times across Columbus. The City of Columbus needs to make sure it has its own resources in this area of town. Communities like Grove City who are protected by Jackson Township Fire could see an increase of their communities trucks going on emergency incidents into Columbus by over 250%.
The closure will result in the next closest fire station being 3 miles away and the ability to get an emergency vehicle within 4 minutes to that area not possible. ... See MoreSee Less
You're wanting levies to be passed but not letting the public know how much taxes will be until they go to the polls. People don't want or don't have the time to stand and read it.
Levy or close? Seems dramatic and a last resort. Unions never seem to have money but have better pensions than the average tax payers. You need to educate earlier than the levy or close stations point. Nobody is against funding but we don't trust any union or last minute emergency demands.
Columbus Fire Fighters Union IAFF Local 67 is the largest IAFF affiliate in the State of Ohio. Local 67 represents more than 1,550 uniformed men and women who bravely serve and sacrifice for the citizens we protect day in and day out. As the City of Columbus has grown, so too has the call volume and dependency on Columbus’s Bravest. Columbus Fire Fighters are and have been national leaders in firefighting, EMS, technical rescue, HAZMAT and Urban Search and Rescue Operations.
Your Columbus Fire Fighters are protecting everyone who lives, works and travels through Columbus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The mission of Local 67 is to protect our firefighters, and unequivocally fight for their health and safety. Local 67 achieves this mission through productive labor / management initiatives, effective lobbying efforts at all levels of government and top tier negotiating practices.