Local Business Owners and Organizations Collaborate to Bring Fire Instructors from Across the Country to Whitehall for “April FOOLS Firemanship Days”

Columbus, Ohio (April 8, 2021) – When every second counts during an emergency, first responders know that practice makes perfect. That’s why the Central Ohio Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society (FOOLS) is giving firefighters an opportunity to hone their skills at its upcoming “April FOOLS Firemanship Days” Event.

Columbus-area firefighters can participate in the valuable training event with few limitations because they will be practicing on condemned structures that are scheduled for demolition. First responders will benefit from fireground education led by instructors joining from communities across the country.
“As fellow firefighters, the overall mission of F.O.O.L.S. is to better ourselves, better our profession, and meet the needs of our communities,” says Bryan Cantrell, treasurer of Central Ohio F.O.O.L.S. “Through our fundraising efforts and collaboration with local business leaders, we are able to hold training exercises that help us meet and exceed community expectations during emergencies.”

Event Details:

  • What: April FOOLS Firemanship Days
  • When: April 17 & April 18, 2021
  • Where: 42 Woodcliff Court, Whitehall, OH 43213
  • Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM both days

UNITS Moving and Portable Storage of Columbus is supporting the upcoming fire training exercise by donating a portable storage container that will be used to safeguard valuable firefighting equipment.
Ken Yarnell, a driver and operator of the Robo-UNITS delivery system in Columbus, is a retired fire lieutenant with first-hand experience. He says training exercises are vital to ensure the safety of a community when disaster strikes.

“I’m proud to work for a company that supports our local heroes,” Yarnell says. “While no one wants to have to call 911, we all want to have confidence in our first responders in the urgent moments when we need them most. I know from personal experience that this type of training is necessary and I’m happy to give my time in support of it.”

UNITS Moving and Portable Storage is a national franchise brand that offers hyper-local services with competitive prices, including high-quality portable storage containers and local and national moving services.

Steve Bergfeld, owner of UNITS of Columbus, says it was an easy decision to support the continuing education event for local firefighters in his community.
“Supporting this event was an easy decision,” Steve says. “We want to partner with FOOLS because having well-trained firefighters is important to every single person in this community. Donating a UNITS storage container is the least we can do to thank our local heroes for the sacrifices they make to keep the rest of us safe.”

UNITS’ nationwide network of storage and service centers reaches over 500 cities and continues to grow. Learn more about our unmatched moving and storage services at the training event, or by visiting us online at UnitsStorage.com and on the UNITS of Columbus Facebook Page.

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