January Volunteer of the Month honored

Marlo Pronovost
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Photo by Erin Sweeney
            Steven Derby

Columbus Fire Rescue


Steven Derby



CFR Volunteer Type:

Non-traditional Volunteer, which means that he lives outside of CFR’s fire district, but comes and volunteers with CFR and covers “on call” shifts.




C&B Operations

CFR Start Date:

May 17, 2017

Steve Derby’s connection to sColumbus Fire Rescue (CFR) came through one his best friends from Red Lodge high school — Jacob Ellis, who is a paramedic/firefighter.

“He got me an application to join on the team and the rest was history,” said Derby.

Derby said what he enjoys the most about being part of CFR is helping the community and “being there for people on what could be the worst day of their lives.”

Just as important to him are the lifelong friends he has made with the other volunteers and staff.

“They really are some of the best people I have ever met and am glad to say