Columbus Fire & Police Hockey hosts FDNY
November 10, 2022 – Nationwide Arena
A combined Columbus Fire & Columbus Police hockey team battled New York’s Battalion 15 North Bronx hockey team during an informal “friendly” on Nov. 10, 2022 at Nationwide Arena. The Bronx firefighters were in town to attend the Blue Jackets vs Philly Flyers match later in the evening.
Inaugural Deputy Matthew Yates Memorial Classic
October 8, 2022 • NTRPD Chiller in Springfield, Ohio
Dayton Fire 9 – FOP 109 Warthogs 3
Hockey Helping Heroes partnered with the Dayton Fire Hockey team and the FOP 109 Warthogs from Bowling Green in a matchup benefiting the Deputy Matthew Yates Memorial Scholarship. Yates of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office was fatally injured in the line of duty on July 24, 2022. The scholarship is held at Clark State Community College and will benefit students who wish to pursue careers in law enforcement.
Inaugural Officer Dominic Francis Memorial Classic
May 6, 2022 – The Cube Ice Arena in Findlay, Ohio
Toledo Police 3 – FOP 109 Warthogs 2
Hockey Helping Heroes partnered with the Fort Findlay FOP #20 and the Wood County FOP #109, along with the FOP 109 Warthogs and the Toledo Police Hockey team. The charity game honored Officer Dominic Francis of the Bluffton Police Department who was killed in the line of duty on March 31, 2022. All proceeds were donated to the Francis Family. Video Credit: BCSN
Inaugural Officer Scott R Dawley Memorial Classic
March 27, 2022 – Bird Arena, Athens, Ohio
Ohio University 4 – Columbus Police & Fire 3
Columbus Police & Fire combined teams to take on the Ohio University Bobcat Alumni team in a charity game benefiting the Officer Scott R Dawley Memorial Scholarship. Nelsonville Officer Scott Dawley was fatally injured last summer in a traffic crash while responding to a shots fired call. Proceeds from the game benefited his Memorial Scholarship Fund. While it was a tight game throughout three periods, the OU squad came out on top. Photo Credit: Andrea Jolley – Video credit: Ohio Hockey Network
Inaugural Heroes & Legends Game
March 6, 2022 – Chiller North
Columbus Fire 8 – Columbus Police 6
The CFD & CPD teams mixed things up on the ice by drafting former professional hockey players to their teams in the annual Face-Off. Players from the Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Chill, Ohio State Hockey, Columbus Owls and Columbus Seals rounded out the teams and coaching staff in front of a sold out crowd. Proceeds from the game were raised for NC4K in support of families and the children fighting pediatric cancer, ensuring that
No Kid Fights Cancer Alone.
Photo Credit: James Miller, Columbus Division of Fire
Video Credit: Score on Air Network
Toledo Memorial Classic
January 30, 2022 – Huntington Center
Toledo Police 1 – Columbus Police 1
Toledo Police and Columbus Police & Fire faced off in the inaugural Toledo Memorial Classic, a game to honor the service and sacrifice of Toledo Officer Anthony Dia and Officer Brandon Stalker. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost was on hand to drop the puck. The game was hosted by the Toledo Walleye with all proceeds going to the TPD Fallen Officer Memorial Scholarship Fund. Photo Credit: Scott Grau, Toledo Walleye – Video Credit: BCSN
Operation: Freeway Remembrance
May 24, 2021
With our partners at Mid Ohio Jeepers Organization, we hung American flags on Freeway Remembrance signs around I-270 & I-71 in the Columbus area ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. Our goal is to keep them up year around in honor and memory of those who have served our community. Thank you to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office for cruiser support and protection along the freeway in keeping everyone safe!
Carry The Load Relay – Columbus, Ohio
May 17, 2021
Carry The Load visited Columbus during a cross-country relay bringing a national message of awareness for our fallen Military and First Responders. As a non-profit partner of Carry The Load, the First Responder Face-Off Foundation and the CTL Relay visited both the Columbus Fire & Columbus Police Memorials where wreaths were laid in honor and memory of our local heroes who unselfishly gave their lives in the service to our community with the ultimate sacrifice. Special thanks to FOP Lodge #9 Auxiliary for your assistance and participation.
We will Always Remember.
Carry The Load Ride
Saturday, May 15 was Armed Forces Day, National Peace Officer Memorial Day as well as Jeep “Go Topless” Day. We partnered with our friends at Mid Ohio Jeepers Organization (MOJO) for a ride to Toledo in support of Carry The Load. The ride visited several fire & police departments along the way with stops at the Ohio Peace Officer’s Memorial, the Toledo Jeep Assembly Plant and the Toledo Police Memorial Garden where the group met with members of the Ohio National Guard as well as family members of Officer Anthony Dia.
May 10, 2021 – Light Ohio Blue Cruiser Caravan
We’re proud to support Light Ohio Blue and the men and women who are dedicated to public safety across Ohio.
Aiden Beats Cancer!
March 6, 2021
So grateful to be able to support our friends at NC4K and Nationwide Children’s Hospital for a drive-by bell ringing signifying Aiden’s last Cancer treatment. With Covid, hospitals limit the number of family and friends to celebrate that day. With a call from NC4K, we were able to help him and his family celebrate and we brought along some friends of ours; including the Columbus Fire Department, Columbus Police Department, CPD Liaison Officers, Hilliard Police, Upper Arlington Police, CPD Mounted Patrol, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Mid Ohio Jeepers Organization and an entire community.
Operation Santa’s Sleigh
December 23, 2020
We’re proud to help support Light Ohio Blue & Light Ohio Red for this great holiday tribute to the kids, families & staff at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Shop with a Cop
We’re proud to support our friend Markel Davis and Bridging the Gap for “Shop with a Cop” with various police agencies across Central Ohio. Kids selected from Central Ohio were treated to breakfast & lunch at the FOP Lodge #9 and received VIP transportation to the Sawmill Meijer location to shop with their new friends.
9/11 & Back the Blue Ride
with Mid Ohio Jeepers Organization (MOJO)
September 12, 2020
Partnership with 127 MOJO Jeeps visiting 14 Central Ohio Police Departments spanning 68 miles across the Columbus area to show remembrance for 9/11 as well as support for law enforcement. Stops included the Hilliard First Responders Park, the Westerville First Responder Park and the Officer Terry McDowell Memorial in Whitehall.
2020 First Responder Face-Off
Saturday, January 18, 2020 – Schottenstein Center
Columbus Fire 4 – Columbus Police 1
“Celebrating 20 Years of Fire & Police Hockey in Columbus”
2019 First Responder Face-Off
February 16, 2019 – Schottenstein Center
Columbus Police 4 – Columbus Fire 3
Photography Credit: James Miller, Columbus Division of Fire
Skate with a Cop – Skate with a Firefighter
February 3, 2019
Ohio Stadium Field Cover
The First Responder Face-Off was tasked with installing and removing the protective field covering at Ohio Stadium in exchange for a sizable donation to the Foundation. Thank you to all of the volunteers, Columbus Police Hockey, Columbus Fire Hockey and especially to our friends at the Columbus Ice Hockey Club for helping us achieve this goal!
Columbus Police – AED Donation
The Columbus Police Bicycle Unit identified the need for Automated External Defibrillators for the Unit. With recent cardiac emergencies during marathons and large scale events, often times Bicycle Officers are first on the scene with their ease of maneuvering through crowds. The request fit our Safety, Health & Wellness initiative and we were happy to donate four units that were deployed for Red, White & Boom 2018.
2018 First Responder Face-Off
February 24, 2018 – Schottenstein Center
Columbus Fire 4 – Columbus Police 0
Skate with a Cop – Skate with a Fire Fighter
February 17, 2018
CPD vs CFD Outdoor Game w/Rohlik Visit
February 6, 2018
Ohio State Head Coach Steve Rohlik visited with the teams for a pep talk before an outdoor afternoon game at the Winter Park in McFerson Commons.
Cam Atkinson Jersey Swap
January 18, 2018
Members of Columbus Fire Hockey & Columbus Police Hockey met with Cam Atkinson of the Columbus Blue Jackets to trade jerseys & autographs.
2017 First Responder Face-Off
January 14, 2017 – Schottenstein Center
Columbus Fire 4 – Columbus Police 1
First Annual First Responder Night – January 30, 2016
Columbus Fire 4 – Columbus Police 1