Colerain announces death of longtime firefighter
Fire officials call Steve Hayden’s death ‘sudden and untimely.’
COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - Multiple Tri-State fire departments are mourning the death of firefighter Steve Hayden.
The Colerain Fire Department announced Hayden’s death in a Facebook post.
Hayden, a firefighter, paramedic and fire apparatus operator, began his emergency services career in 2011 at Colerain.
“He was hired part-time with the Springfield Township Fire Department in 2015, then promoted to full-time in 2019 while continuing to serve Colerain Township,” wrote a spokesperson for Springfield Township.
“Steve grew up in Colerain and was incredibly proud to be a Colerain Firefighter,” the Facebook post said. “In addition to his shift responsibilities, he was also a valued member of our training cadre, helping to prepare future firefighters for a career in the fire service.
“Needless to say, his brothers and sisters on both departments are in shock and he leaves a huge hole to be filled.”
No official cause of death has been released.
“Please keep Steve’s family, the men and women of the Springfield Twp FD, as well as our own Colerain Fire family in your thoughts and prayers,” the spokesperson said.
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