Cincinnati EDS Responds to Early Morning Hospital Fire

January 04, 2017
Thad Hicks | thad.hicks@use.salvationarmy.org | (740) 601-1252

Cincinnati EDS Responds to Early Morning Hospital Fire

Cincinnati, Ohio (01/04/2016) - The Salvation Army responded to an early morning fire at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital. 

About 80 firefighters and at least eight fire engines responded to a four-alarm fire around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning at the hospital.  The Salvation Army EDS of Greater Cincinnati partners with area emergency services and responds alongside the firefighters.  The Salvation Army volunteers support the responders with water, coffee, and snacks when needed.  In addition, on larger responses they provide emotional and spiritual care to both responders and survivors.  Major Bob Klenk, the area EDS coordinator stated, “We go in with the firefighters and serve them, so they are better able to serve our community.” 

According to reports, the fire appears to have been in a transformer affecting multiple floors at the hospital.  The fire was contained and there were no injuries.  After several hours, the scene was contained and the EDS cleared the scene.

For additional information please see WLWT Channel 5’s coverage of the fire at: http://www.wlwt.com/article/fire-reported-at-cincinnati-childrens-hospital/8560422

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