Columbus Division of Fire Tower
The Columbus Division of Fire Tower was in need of a makeover. Used as a training structure for the Fire Academy, This lofty brick structure adorned with steel ladders, railings, and treads had been exposed to its fair share of sun, water, and even fire damage. When fire inspectors mentioned the state of affairs during a routine visit, a local steel fabricator and galvanizer stepped up to help ensure the safety of the firefighters by donating their services. Smooth railings and a quality zinc coating finish were necessary for this project, so cadets in training do not get hurt or cut when their focus is on simulated fires. With more than 25,000 pounds of hot-dip galvanized steel, the refurbished structure can now withstand the abuse of destructive elements such as rain and fire. Thanks to the durable and maintenance-free corrosion protection of the zinc coating, the Academy will be able to use and reuse the training building for decades to come without spending more money on refurbishments or maintenance.