A Columbus (Ohio) Firefighter was taken to the hospital after being hit by a vehicle while participating in a “Fill the Boot” event ealier today. The firefighter suffered a broken leg after being hit by a vehicle at High Street and North Broadway while participating in the “Fill the Boot” campaign. The Firefighter was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
The Columbus Division of Fire is suspending the campaign until they can review safety protocols. The driver of the vehicle has not been cited. Columbus Police are investigating how the injury happened.
BOOT DRIVES & ROADWAYS FUND RAISING:
Here is a piece related to this that includes input from the IAFF to maximize the safety of all Firefighters be it MDA fund raising (this weekend) or volunteer Firefighters raising operaztional funds:
CLICK HERE-FILL THE BOOT SAFETY:
SAFETY INFORMATION RE: BOOT DRIVE FOR MDA:
Use caution and keep the memory of September 2015 in mind when a driver intentionally hit and killed Lansing (Michigan) Firefighter Dennis Rodeman, 35, during his “Fill-the-Boot” shift. The driver, 22-year-old Grant Taylor, who was later found to have mental health issues, told police he was frustrated with the traffic associated with the fundraising campaign. He has since been charged with murder.