Two Columbus fire lieutenants and a captain have been suspended for their roles in an alcohol-fueled party dubbed “kegs and eggs” at a shuttered Downtown fire station last summer. Another disciplinary incident in the next year could result in demotion.
Dozens of firefighters, including some in uniform, showed up at Fire Station 2 at 150 E. Fulton St. last summer as a sendoff to the station and a firefighter who was struggling with retirement, according to documents and statements from firefighters.
The old structure was demolished recently so a replacement station can be built on the site; it is expected to open in the next two years.
Capt. Lawrence Francisco and Lt. John Torrie have been suspended for 48 hours for consuming alcohol at the party, according to documents provided by the city. Lt. Ray Wine was suspended for 72 hours.
Safety Director George Speaks handed down the suspensions Thursday; they were recommended by Fire Chief Kevin O’Connor. Speaks also threatened the supervisors with immediate demotions if they have another incident in the next year.