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CONTACT INFO Columbus Division of Fire
3639 Parsons Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43207
Office : 614.221.3132

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Frequently Asked Questions

    What citizens want to know....

    • How many fire stations are in the city of Columbus?
    • How many Firefighters are at each firehouse?
    • Why does a fire engine come to my house when I have a medical emergency?
    • What does a Rescue company do and what are their jobs on a fire scene?
    • What does a Medic company do and what are their jobs on a fire scene?
    • What does an Engine company do and what are their jobs on a fire scene?
    • What does a Ladder company do and what are their jobs on a fire scene?
    • What kind of tools and equipment is on the different trucks?
    • Why do firefighters break windows and cut a hole in the roof at a fire?
    • Why holes in walls?
    • What if I can't live in my home after a fire?
    • How do you know what kind of fire equipment to send on a particular emergency?
    •  Does the Chief ever go to a fire scene?
    • What does a 2nd and 3rd alarm mean?
    • What is a high rise fire?
    • What does an "All Clear" mean?
    • What does a "Signal O" mean?
    • Does the Columbus Division of Fire handle emergencies in areas other than Columbus?
    • How long has the CDF been around?
    • Why is the Dalmatian considered a fire dog?
    • Why do firehouses have brass poles and how many stations in Columbus have them ?
    • Where is the oldest firehouse in Columbus?
    • How long does a recruit Firefighter spend in the training academy?
    • Are there any women Firefighters in the city of Columbus?
    • What is a day like at the firehouse?