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Columbus' mayor has named an interim Chief of the Division of Fire to replace the man who's leaving the position in the wake of a division payroll scandal.

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The city of Columbus confirmed Sunday afternoon that a firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

The RREACT cars are part of a program to provide overdose victims with treatment.
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Columbus City Council on Monday night approved $371,523 in federal money to help fund a second Rapid Response Emergency Addiction Crisis Team in Franklin County. 

Multiple fire crews responded to a two-alarm fire at Battelle in Columbus on February 12.
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Multiple fire crews responded to a two-alarm fire at Battelle's headquarters on King Avenue on Wednesday morning. The fire has since been extinguished, with no injuries reported so far.

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A northwest Columbus man faces inducing panic charges and a mandatory mental health screening after fire officials say his 911 call prompted concerns about a possible small nuclear reactor inside his garage.

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The city of Columbus is hiring more minoriy candidates as Columbus Police officers and firefighters. Officials give part of the credit to a two-year-old effort that includes residents in the hiring process as communitiy evaluators.

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Earlier this year, the Ohio police and fire pension fund’s board decided to shift from group insurance to a monthly stipend that allows retirees to buy their own insurance.

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Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther announced his proposed 2019 General Fund Budget on Wednesday morning. The budget totals to $912 million, with just over two-thirds going to public safety.

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Columbus fire officials say at least two people were critically injured in a home explosion in the city's King-Lincoln district on Friday morning. 

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During the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, police and citizens carried the wounded to safety. Paramedics did not. As a rule, medics don't enter zones of active fire to avoid the risk of being shot and compounding the casualties.

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Officials have identified two young siblings killed in a north Columbus house fire.

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A fire chief has recommended that two fire lieutenants and a captain be suspended for participating in an alcohol-fueled party at a closed Columbus fire station.