First Responders Park

First Responders Park
W. Main St.
Westerville, OH 43081.
Phone: Call the WVCB at 614-794-0401 for more information.

Westerville’s history of community service dates back to 1860 when the city’s first fire department was formed. The dedication of fire, police and dispatch personnel, past and present, are celebrated in the inspirational setting of First Responders Park. In addition to a sculpture, known as “The Crossing”, by Steve Geddes & Bob Moore, the park includes a piece of World Trade Center Steel measuring 18 feet tall, 4 feet wide, and weighing 2.3 tons. This piece was part of the federal investigation into the collapse of the towers. It once spanned the 98th-101st floors on the north face of WTC 1, which was struck by a 767 aircraft at 8:46am on September 11, 2001.

The C-40 Steel arrived in Westerville, August 2009. Read the Columbus Dispatch Article.

C-40 was displayed at Westerville Fire Station 111 on September 11, 2009.
Watch the video.


It was installed at First Responders’ Park on August 31, 2010.
Watch the video by Firefighter/Paramedic Tom Ullom.

And Dedicated on September 2011, 2010.
Watch the video.

Governor John Kasich spoke at the 9/11 Observance in 2015.