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Colerain Twp. firefighters honored for actions during I-275 pileup

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

During Tuesday's Trustee's Meeting, 35 Colerain Township Firefighters were honored and presented with Letters of Commendation for their actions during the I-275 multi-vehicle pileup on January 21, 2013. 

The Colerain Township Trustees listened as the Letter of Commendation was read by Chief Bruce Smith outlining the details of the crash and the professional response provided by the men and women of the Colerain Township Fire Department.

On January 21, units from the Colerain Township F.D. were dispatched to an auto accident on the highway during an unanticipated snow squall.  Over 100 vehicles were involved in the crash. First arriving units recognized the scope of this incident and immediately put procedures in place to assemble additional resources that would be required to mitigate this situation.

The following firefighters were recognized for their actions during the massive 100+ vehicle pile-up on January 21, 2013.

ALS25

E1202

FF/Medic Mike Cramerding

FF/Medic Paul Riedel

FF/Medic Lindsey Sippola

FF/Medic James Williams

 

FF/EMT Jason Davis

 

 

Engine 103

Engine 109

Captain Dave Pickering

Captain Chris Hopkins

FF/EMT Tom Ehrman

FF/Medic Michael Hilton

FF/Medic Steve May

FF/Medic Mike Witterstaeter

FF/EMT Tom Holland

FF/EMT Paul Littlefield

 

 

Engine 25

Ladder 26

Captain Shawn Stacy

FF/Medic Phillip Klug

FF/Medic Bruce Metzler

FF/Medic Doug Ruhe

FF/Medic Dave Strittholt

FF/Medic Kyle Temple

 

 

Ladder 25

Rescue 26

FF/Medic Dave Simonson

Captain Darian Edwards

FF/Medic Nick Hauser

FF/Medic Kris Prosser

 

Probationary FF/EMT Tim Michael

 

 

Squad 25

Squad 225

FF/Medic James Montgomery

FF/Medic Dominic King

Probationary FF/EMT Don Hueneman

FF/EMT Zach Hardesty

 

 

Squad 26

Squad 226

FF/Medic Brian Timmers

FF/Medic Jordan Shepherd

FF/Medic Doug Rolf

FF/EMT Jason Becker

 

 

Command Operations

 

Battalion Chief Chuck Palm

 

Division Chief Brad Miller

 

Division Chief Mike Reenan

 

 


The Colerain Township Department of Fire and EMS would also like to recognize and thank the following agencies for their professionalism and outstanding assistance they provided during this disaster.

 

Mutual Aid Departments

Traffic Safety / Communications

Springfield Township F.D.

Colerain Police Department

Forest Park F.D.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

Mt. Healthy F.D.

Hamilton County Communications Center

Greenhills F.D.

 

North College Hill F.D.

 

City of Springdale F.D.

 

Green Township F.D.

 

Crosby Township F.D.

 

City of Fairfield F.D.

 

Ross Township F.D.

 

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