Box 13 Associates
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photo by Bill Strite member Box 13

photo by Bill Strite member Box 13
Box 13 Associates was formed on May 1, 1933, by a group of businesspeople and professionals who were interested in the operation, welfare, and public relations of the Cincinnati Fire Department.  That spirit continues on today.                                                               

Mission - Box 13 Associates is an organization of professionals, executives, and business owners that supports the Cincinnati Fire Department in promoting and improving fire safety protection, in promoting effective medical response, and in promoting state-of-the-art  hazmat and terrorism response, by assisting the department, the fire administration, and the men and women of the department in any capacity as is appropriate.  Box 13 interacts with the Greater Cincinnati community, business, and the city administration to promote the mission and needs of the Cincinnati Fire Department and the welfare and safety of the department's members.  Box 13 provides financial support, scholarships, and awards, and assists with public awareness, fund raising, special projects, and other activities that promote and support the effectiveness of the Cincinnati Fire Department.                                                    

Here is how one member describes the organization:

I would like to tell you about the most exciting organization Iíve ever been associated with.  Well, not just exciting, itís more!  Itís rewarding and offers a great deal of personal satisfaction.  You can have fun and make a real contribution to one of our communityís most valuable and respected resources! 

What am I talking about?  Well itís an organization that has been in existence now for 70 years!  Not a headline grabbing, publicity seeking, flag waving bunch.  No, just a group of concerned people with a desire to contribute in some way to the wonderful tradition of the nationís first professional fire fighting force. 

Sound interesting?  Well think about this.  Could you enjoy a meal or a visit to one of Cincinnatiís fire stations?  Could you stand a complete change from that hum-drum daily routine?  Well, Box 13 Associates of the Cincinnati Fire Department could be the answer.  A true service organization where you can make a solid contribution to the remarkable men and women that comprise the Cincinnati Fire Department. 

We take dinner to a different fire station each month, we ride along on emergency runs, (if you so desire) we recognize the firefighters for their achievements.  We participate in their activities.  We supply little things like shift calendars, weíve even been known to help drag a hose line or assist in changing an air bottle at a fire!  Thereís nothing else in the city, no nothing in the rest of the country, that compares to Box 13! 

Howard Kuhnell, member and former Box 13 Chief                     

In case you missed it, Hyde Park Living Magazine April 2008 edition, has an article about Station 46 in Hyde Park and an article about Box 13.  Here is a link to that article.
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Contact us through our Chief, Bill Strite


3781 Eastern Hills Lane, Ste A

Cincinnati, OH 45209



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