Columbus (OH) Fire Station Expected to Aid Response Times

More than 9,000 Columbus residents can expect a faster response time when a $11.5 million fire station opens in January, reports The Columbus Dispatch.

Currently, those residents rely on a fire station located 3.7 miles away. Many times, fire and paramedic units have to contend with congested traffic on East Broad Street, particularly during the morning and evening rush hours.

Columbus Fire has leaned on mutual aid from Jefferson Township because the township’s firefighters could respond quicker from their station about two miles.

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