Sharonville thanks BAFD and City for use of Station 13
(March 12, 2021 - Blue Ash)
Sharonville Mayor Kevin Hardman and Fire Chief Kirk Mousa presented a resolution at the March 11 Blue Ash City Council meeting thanking the City and Fire Chief Chris Theders for housing Sharonville firefighters during the Station 87 remodel.
Sharonville firefighters stayed in Blue Ash Fire Station 13 beginning in January of 2020.
Blue Ash provided the accommodations at no charge to help Sharonville maintain their full slate of services while the renovations were completed.
Read the resolution below.
RESOLUTION 2020 - R - 30
COMMENDING AND THANKING THE CITY OF BLUE ASH AND CHIEF CHRIS THEDERS FOR THEIR GRACIOUS ASSISTANCE TO THE CITIZENS AND FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF SHARONVILLE
WHEREAS, The City of Sharonville Department had to shut down Station 87 in order to completely remodel the station and was at a loss as to where to store the equipment and house the personnel needed to supply service to the part of Sharonville covered by Station 87; and
WHEREAS, After numerous efforts to find a suitable location for his fire equipment and personnel proved fruitless, Sharonville Fire Chief Kirk Mousa was discussing his problems with his brother Fire Chief from Blue Ash, Chief Chris Theders, who offered to explore the possibility of Blue Ash being of service during the shutdown of Station 87; and
WHEREAS, Chief Theders took it upon himself to get authorization from the City of Blue Ash to relocate some of his equipment and personnel within their Station 13 in order to house not only the Sharonville Station 87 equipment but also their personnel, including a remodel of the Station basement area to be used exclusively by the Sharonville Station 87 staff; and
WHEREAS, The projected completion date of the Sharonville Station 87 remodel was delayed several months due to COVID and construction delays, thus extending the amount of time the City of Blue Ash Fire Department graciously 'accommodated the Sharonville Fire Department; and
WHEREAS, The gracious hospitality of Blue Ash allowed the Sharonville Fire Department to maintain similar response times for fire service to the portion of town covered by Station 87, fostered positive relationships amongst each department's members, and showed both communities the value of teamwork and a positive working relationship.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SHARONVILLE THAT The City of Sharonville expresses their extreme gratitude and thanks to the City of Blue Ash, the men and women of the Blue Ash Fire Department, and Blue Ash Fire Chief Chris Theders.