Columbus Township Fire & Rescue

Columbus Township Fire & Rescue We are an ISO Class 4 combination fire department proudly serving Columbus Township and Bartholomew County since 1942.
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The East Columbus Independent Fire Department (ECIFD) provides emergency services to the area of Columbus Township that is outside of the city limits. ECIFD also have verbal and written mutual aid agreements with all of the fire departments within Bartholomew County, and respond to incidents outside Bartholomew County when requested. Interested in joining the department? Visit www.ColumbusTownshipFire.org for more information!

03/05/2020

Update:
Runaway-Blaine Riley Music; has been located. Authority Bartholomew Co Central Dispatch.

RUNAWAY
Runaway-Blaine Riley Music; Thirteen years old; Five Foot inches tall, one hundred twenty pounds; last seen at 4:04 PM March 4, 2020 in the area of 2895 Lake Stream Dr wearing an Orange T-shirt, Black Shorts, and Tennis shoes. Subject wears glasses and is on depression medications. He has a nike swoosh scar on his neck and is known to lie and say his name is Enrique. If located contact 812-379-1689 or 911. Authority of Bartholomew Co Central Dispatch.

Next round of EMT classes start in a week! We still have open spots in the Daytime and Evening classes. If you've ever c...
03/02/2020

Next round of EMT classes start in a week! We still have open spots in the Daytime and Evening classes. If you've ever considered becoming an EMT, now is your chance!
www.ColumbusTwpFireRescue.org/training-center

02/23/2020
Columbus Township Fire & Rescue

Update: He has been found safely

Missing Adult
The Columbus Police Department is searching for a Missing Adult, Lester E Burbrink, 81 years old, white male 6 foot 2 inches, 230 pounds. He was last seen on February 21st at 3:30pm at Four Seasons Retirement Center at 1901 Taylor Road in Columbus, Indiana. He was wearing a light gray and brown jacket and a dark hat. He is possibly in a 2011 Gold Toyota Sienna with plate number RMY591. He has a mild cognitive disorder and pre-dementia. He has not taken his daily medication. If located, call 9-1-1.

Here are the winners of the chili cookoff: 1st place- Johna Wilson2nd place- Jacob Ellis3rd place- Kody Letterle As alwa...
02/22/2020

Here are the winners of the chili cookoff:
1st place- Johna Wilson
2nd place- Jacob Ellis
3rd place- Kody Letterle

As always, thanks to everyone who came today and showed your support! We appreciate it!

🚨 FREE CHILI ALERT 🚨 What a beautiful day to stop in and get some FREE chili! Our annual Chili Cookoff is going till 2pm...
02/22/2020

🚨 FREE CHILI ALERT 🚨
What a beautiful day to stop in and get some FREE chili! Our annual Chili Cookoff is going till 2pm today at Station 221 on Repp Drive. Come help decide which of our firefighters makes the best crock of chili!

02/22/2020

Missing Adult
The Columbus Police Department is searching for a Missing Adult, Lester E Burbrink, 81 years old, white male 6 foot 2 inches, 230 pounds. He was last seen on February 21st at 3:30pm at Four Seasons Retirement Center at 1901 Taylor Road in Columbus, Indiana. He was wearing a light gray and brown jacket and a dark hat. He is possibly in a 2011 Gold Toyota Sienna with plate number RMY591. He has a mild cognitive disorder and pre-dementia. He has not taken his daily medication. If located, call 9-1-1.

02/13/2020

⚠️ TRAFFIC ALERT ⚠️
Update 7:00am 2/13/2020
US 31 has been reopened. Drive carefully and still expect possible backups in the area.

6:30am 2/13/2020
US 31 is closed in both directions at 120 S in Bartholomew County, south of Columbus, due to an accident. Use an alternate route and avoid the area.

Classes start in a little less than a month! Get signed up today!
02/12/2020

Classes start in a little less than a month! Get signed up today!

Ever wanted to take our EMT class? We have another one coming up! The information can be found below and on our website!

Ever wanted to take our EMT class? We have another one coming up! The information can be found below and on our website!
02/03/2020

Ever wanted to take our EMT class? We have another one coming up! The information can be found below and on our website!

Columbus Police Department (Indiana)
01/23/2020

Columbus Police Department (Indiana)

The Columbus Police Department is seeking information on the identity of a man who reportedly stole a car and struck an unoccupied CPD patrol vehicle before fleeing the scene of the crash earlier this morning.

At approximately 6:45 a.m., CPD officers responded to a report of a suspicious person knocking on the doors of homes on Brookside Court. A CPD officer observed a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood a short time later and when the driver of the vehicle stepped out to speak with the officer, his unidentified passenger quickly got into the drivers seat and took off in the sliver Volkswagen Jetta. The suspect crashed into an unoccupied CPD patrol vehicle moments later before exiting the subdivision.

Officers observed the stolen Volkswagen a short time later and noted that the vehicle was traveling recklessly and the car had extensive front end damage. The officers observed that the driver of stolen car was traveling at an high rate of speed without working headlights as it continued north on Jonesville Road towards the road construction area near SR 46 and SR 11. Due to the heavy morning traffic, the officers opted to terminate the vehicle pursuit.

Anyone with information on the location of the stolen vehicle and the identity of the driver is urged to contact the Columbus Police Department at (812) 376-2600. Tips and information can be submitted anonymously.

01/12/2020

High Water/Road Closed 1/12/2020 12:50 p.m. Update:

High Water:


Brentwood/Middle




Closed:



S Gladstone in the curves


Gates on 800 S


400 N between US31 and River Rd.

Southern Crossing

Jonesville Rd between 450S and 550 S

01/09/2020

A developing low-pressure system will bring widespread rainfall to Indiana from Thursday into Saturday evening. A deep upper level trough of low-pressure will move through the American southwest and into the Ohio Valley, which will result in unseasonably warm and moist air from the Gulf of Mexico flowing into our area. This will allow temperatures to climb into the middle-upper 50s, nearing 60, from Thursday to Saturday.

On Saturday a strong cold front will drop temperatures below freezing. This will allow for a period of mixed precipitation. Little snow accumulation is expected, however slick road conditions will be likely.

Rainfall amounts for the Bartholomew County area have decreased slightly to approximately 2.3 inches. Some flooding is expected for the area with Bartholomew County under a Flood Watch from Friday evening through Saturday evening.

Gusty winds are possible today and Friday ranging between 35 and 40 mph.

Indiana Department of Homeland Security
01/08/2020

Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Take a walk down your street today. Do any of the storm sewer drains look like this? Now is the time to clear them of any debris before the heavy rainfall moves in this weekend! Debris on or near these drains can be a major contributor to flooding. #INwx #INFloodSafety

I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. I hope all your Christmas wishes come true! Be safe and enjoy this...
12/25/2019

I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. I hope all your Christmas wishes come true! Be safe and enjoy this beautiful day. Chief Thompson

12/16/2019

There have been reports of a few accidents throughout the county and slick road conditions by both the Sheriff's Department and ISP. The Sheriff is also reporting low visibility in areas of the county as well. As a result, the County's travel status is being upgraded to an Advisory Level. Please use caution if you have to drive and allow for extra travel time and increased distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.

Advisory Level: Yellow

Advisory

The lowest level of local travel advisory, means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.

12/15/2019

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
946 AM EST Sun Dec 15 2019
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Including the cities of Frankfort, Attica, Covington,
Veedersburg, Crawfordsville, Lebanon, Zionsville, Tipton,
Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Anderson, Muncie, Winchester,
Clinton, Newport, Rockville, Greencastle, Plainfield, Brownsburg,
Danville, Indianapolis, Greenfield, Cumberland, New Castle,
Terre Haute, Brazil, Clay City, Spencer, Martinsville,
Mooresville, Greenwood, Franklin, Shelbyville, Rushville,
Sullivan, Linton, Bloomfield, Bloomington, Nashville, Columbus,
and Greensburg
946 AM EST Sun Dec 15 2019
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 7 AM EST TUESDAY...
* WHAT...Snow expected late this afternoon and tonight...then
again late Monday into Monday night. Total snow accumulations by
early Tuesday morning of 3 to 6 inches. Minor icing is possible
late tonight as well...especially south of Interstate 70
* WHERE...Portions of central, east central, south central,
southwest and west central Indiana.
* WHEN...From 5 PM this afternoon to 7 AM EST Tuesday.
* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery and snow covered road conditions.
The hazardous conditions will likely impact the Monday morning
and evening commutes.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Recent trends support snow as the primary
precipitation type...but pockets of freezing rain may briefly
mix in late tonight south of Interstate 70. Be prepared for
winter driving conditions tonight through Tuesday morning and
stay aware of the latest forecast for updated information as
we approach this event.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
Slow down and use caution while traveling.

12/12/2019
Christmas Tree Fire Safety

If you have a real tree , please be safe . Make sure to check water daily , dry trees are very dangerous.

This videos if from NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). It is a Safety Video of a Dry Scotch Pine Tree that fully engulfs a room in 48 sec...

12/12/2019

S: Missing Person
The Columbus Police Department is attempting to locate a missing person.
Cameron Dwayne Reed. Fifty Six Years of Age, White Male, Blue Eyes, Five Foot Ten Inches, one hundred Eighty Pounds, Last Seen at Indiana house, Wednesday December Eleventh, without advising staff around Seven Thirty P M. Subject has medical conditions that do require medications.
He was last seen wearing a Black Coat, Red checkered Jacket, and Stocking Cap.
If located, call 9-1-1. Authority Columbus Police Department.
Columbus Police Department (Indiana)

Come see us in the 2019 Festival of Lights Parade! Parade starts at 6pm!
12/07/2019

Come see us in the 2019 Festival of Lights Parade! Parade starts at 6pm!

Columbus Township Fire & Rescue
11/19/2019

Columbus Township Fire & Rescue

Columbus Township Fire & Rescue and Bartholomew County suffered a great loss yesterday with the passing of Lt. Paul Frazee. Paul served his community for over 42 years with Columbus Township Fire & Rescue, or East Columbus as it was called when he joined in 1977. He was an active member of the department to the end, serving as Lieutenant 21-6 for the past several years after serving as Captain previously.

Many members of ECIFD, both past and present, have spent hours upon hours sitting around the picnic table listening to stories from the “old timer”. Many life lessons were passed on, and many laughs were shared. And in recent years we’ve gotten to hear frequently about his many great grandchildren.

Paul will be deeply missed. He dedicated over half of his life to serving the community, and our fire department and the fire service in Bartholomew County are better because of him. As we celebrate Paul’s life and lay our brother to rest over the next few days, his legacy will live on in us as we serve our community with pride and share some laughs around the picnic table.

Please keep his family in your prayers.

Funeral service details:
https://www.jewellrittman.com/m/obituaries/Paul-Frazee/

Columbus Township Fire & Rescue and Bartholomew County suffered a great loss yesterday with the passing of Lt. Paul Fraz...
11/18/2019

Columbus Township Fire & Rescue and Bartholomew County suffered a great loss yesterday with the passing of Lt. Paul Frazee. Paul served his community for over 42 years with Columbus Township Fire & Rescue, or East Columbus as it was called when he joined in 1977. He was an active member of the department to the end, serving as Lieutenant 21-6 for the past several years after serving as Captain previously.

Many members of ECIFD, both past and present, have spent hours upon hours sitting around the picnic table listening to stories from the “old timer”. Many life lessons were passed on, and many laughs were shared. And in recent years we’ve gotten to hear frequently about his many great grandchildren.

Paul will be deeply missed. He dedicated over half of his life to serving the community, and our fire department and the fire service in Bartholomew County are better because of him. As we celebrate Paul’s life and lay our brother to rest over the next few days, his legacy will live on in us as we serve our community with pride and share some laughs around the picnic table.

Please keep his family in your prayers.

Funeral service details:
https://www.jewellrittman.com/m/obituaries/Paul-Frazee/

Thank you for your service to our nation! Happy Veterans Day! 🇺🇸
11/11/2019

Thank you for your service to our nation! Happy Veterans Day! 🇺🇸

Don't forget to swing by our spot tonight and get some candy! We will be in our normal spot at US 31 and Shady Lane in t...
10/31/2019

Don't forget to swing by our spot tonight and get some candy! We will be in our normal spot at US 31 and Shady Lane in the Kenny Glass parking lot! We will have a huge bucket of candy for all the trick or treaters so come say hi! The weather is supposed to be cold and dreary tonight so if you will be out and about, please make sure to be careful and stay safe!
Have a Happy Halloween!

Have you ever thought about the Fire service? Becoming an EMT?We our looking for volunteers to join our family. Go to ou...
10/28/2019

Have you ever thought about the Fire service? Becoming an EMT?

We our looking for volunteers to join our family. Go to our website and print an application today!
https://columbustwpfirerescue.org/

US Aggregates
10/25/2019

US Aggregates

Our US Aggregates teams are working hard to keep our people safe every day. One way we go over and above our industry requirements is by conducting Emergency Action Drills. We love partnering with local first responders to run through potential scenarios our sites might face. It gives both us and emergency responders an opportunity to test our knowledge and identify potential gaps.

Here are a couple of photos from a high rescue drill our Columbus plant did with Columbus Township Fire & Rescue.

#usaggsafety

Halloween is right around the corner! That means you have the chance to come meet some firefighters and get some candy! ...
10/25/2019

Halloween is right around the corner! That means you have the chance to come meet some firefighters and get some candy! As in year's past, we will be in our normal spot at US 31 and Shady Lane in the Kenny Glass parking lot! We will have a huge bucket of candy so come say hi and take some of this candy (so we won't have to eat it)! Hope to see you there!

This morning around 8:45am Columbus Township was dispatched to an accident on US31 north of 600S involving a minivan and...
10/24/2019

This morning around 8:45am Columbus Township was dispatched to an accident on US31 north of 600S involving a minivan and a piece of farm equipment. The van sustained extensive front end damage and the driver was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital by CRH EMS. There were no passengers in the van and the farmer operating the tractor pulling the implement was uninjured.

⚠️ We want to remind everyone to always be on the lookout for slower-moving farm equipment on the roads, especially this time of year.

Thank you to the good samaritans that stopped to help this morning, including Bartholomew County Highway employees that assisted with traffic management.

Agencies on scene:
Columbus Township Fire & Rescue
Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept
CRH EMS
Bartholomew County Highway
R&R Recovery
31 Wrecker

Shortly after 8:30 this morning Columbus Township was dispatched to a vehicle accident with injury at US-31 and 150 S. T...
10/22/2019

Shortly after 8:30 this morning Columbus Township was dispatched to a vehicle accident with injury at US-31 and 150 S. Three vehicles were involved, and one person was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The cause is still under investigation. First responders were on scene for approximately 1 hour. Columbus Regional Hospital EMS and Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

Attention FIRST RESPONDERS! Bring your family down to a trunk-or-treat behind city hall tonight till 7:00pm. This event ...
10/21/2019

Attention FIRST RESPONDERS! Bring your family down to a trunk-or-treat behind city hall tonight till 7:00pm. This event is only for first responders and their families!

Our condolences to the family.
10/15/2019
Bill Maze

Our condolences to the family.

Bill Maze COLUMBUS, INDIANA Bill Maze, 79, of Columbus, passed away on October 9, 2019 at 11:15 p.m. at his home. Bill was born February 23, 1940 in Columbus, Indiana, son of Clinton and Estella Maze. Bill graduated from Columbus North High School, then received a Bachelor of Science at Indiana Univ...

10/12/2019
Kentland-Jefferson TWP. Fire Department

This helps give everyone a glimpse into the amount of resources and coordination that go into a large incident.

Now that I have had time to recover a little from the Industrial fire and have time to sit down and send out some Thank You's.
First off thanks to all of the men on our department. They truly worked their tails off. I am truly proud of our team and all your efforts. And to all the Departments that responded a huge thank you. We would not have been able to accomplish what we did without each and every one of you.
Here is the most accurate list I could come up with. Please let me know if i missed anyone.
Goodland Fire
Brook Fire
Morocco Fire
Lake Fire
Reynolds Fire
Remington Fire
Keener Fire
Boswell Fire
Earl Park Fire
Oxford Fire
Fowler Fire
Crescent City Fire
Milford Fire
Lowell Fire
Wabash Fire
West Lafayette Fire
Sheldon Fire
Concord Fire
Wolcott Fire
Rensselaer Fire
And several Departments from White County

Newton County EMA
Benton County EMA
Tippecanoe County EMA
Tippecanoe County Hazmat Team

Also a lot of times I forget to tell my Dispatch center thank you. Buy I want to make sure they know they did an outstanding job with this incident. You guys were amazing that night and into the following day. So thank you so much.

A huge thank you to my wife Crystal and to all the women on the auxiliary as well as the people of our great community that jumped in and helped with food and water. We had over 100 Fire Fighters on scene and you are the reason we were able to keep fighting by keeping us fed and hydrated.

I know there were a ton of personal donations for food and water as well as business that helped out so thank you for all that you did.

I have rambled on enough..... I just want you all to know that we appreciate every one of you.

Thanks
Matt Wittenborn
Chief Kentland Fire

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Columbus, IN
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PLEASE help!!! Last seen in Harvest Meadows subdivision in Columbus, Indiana Monday the 15th Text 815-540-8486 REWARD!!!! We live in Tennessee lost during traveling Desperately need my baby😢
PLEASE help!!! Last seen in Harvest Meadows subdivision in Columbus, Indiana Monday the 15th Text 815-540-8486 REWARD!!!!
A big shout out to Johna Wilson, Chief Dave Thompson and all other members of Columbus Township Fire for putting on an awesome Trauma Camp. This was my first time attending this event and I had the opportunity to play as a victim. Thank you for all you do. Keep up the great work
http://www.columbus.in.gov/fire/safety-information/regulations-for-open-burning-inside-columbus-city-limits/ What are y'all thoughts??? Contacting you in reguards of the statement "a structure" instead of all structures.... Tonight my neighbor at Caldwell place was yelling at us to tell my dog to be quiet and called the fire department to tell us to put out a fire that is 15ft away from their structure we are not worried about my house because we are watching it the whole time at less than 5 ft away from water area to distinguish the fire I don't see any reason why they came to my house repeatedly.... And in of the head men tried to talk to,my daughter without permission and wispered in her ear amd,i,didn't authorize any personel to come in my private property... Also one of your female officer disrespect me when I asked her to step off of my property and she said she can do what she wants to do... This made my daughter feel very unsafe... And another officer asked if she was my daughter this made me even more uncomfortable... They are making a big deal out of something that wasn't causing any issues... They have created the issue... I've also contacted the major on this reoccurring issue public nuisance on private property
Jayden had fun today!
Hello my names Raymond brown I'm a forth generation firefighter from Connecticut im trying to keeping a patch & coin collection going started by my grandfather , I was wondering how I could get you're patch & challenge coin for my collection I would be honored to add you're department Thank you for you're time and stay safe!