Safety Information

Chief Zambito safety messageA Message from Fire Chief Mark Zambito

December 24, 2022

On December 23, 2022, your Worthington Firefighter/Paramedics, with help of firefighters from Westerville, Columbus, Washington Township and Upper Arlington, responded to a working house fire on Highland Place. The first arriving firefighters were met with heavy fire and extreme weather conditions. The air temperature was -8 with wind gusts of 45 mph creating a very dangerous work environment for your firefighters. They were able to overcome those challenges and get the job done. We are very happy to report the family was able to make it out safely and there were no injuries to firefighters. The fire is still under investigation.

The other agencies that worked the incident include:

  • Northwest Regional Emergency Communication Center
  • Worthington Division of Police
  • Worthington Parks and Recreation
  • Box 15 - Resource Support Unit

 Please take a minute this holiday season and think about fire safety:

  • Water natural Christmas trees.
  • Do not overload extension cords.
  • Only use candles when awake and in occupied rooms.
  • Discard fireplace ashes away from buildings.
  • Only burn firewood in fireplaces ( do not burn wrapping paper).
  • When cooking, stay with your stove.
  • Have a working carbon monoxide detector.
  • Have a working smoke alarm on all levels of your home.

Happy Holidays from all of us at the Worthington Division of Fire and EMS.

Sincerely,
Mark A. Zambito, Fire Chief
Worthington Division of Fire and EMS