13 years ago when the pair fell through the floor and
into the basement
COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Colerain Township Fire Department remembered two firefighters who lost their lives 13 years ago Sunday.
Captain Robin Broxterman and Firefighter Brian Schira fell through the floor and into the basement during a house fire on Squirrels Nest Lane on April 4, 2008.
FOX19 reported that the gravity of what happened weighed heavy on the firefighters and witnesses.
Captain Broxterman was the first female at Colerain Fire to earn her rank.
Firefighter Schira had just joined the Colerain Township fire department a year earlier.
The department says they have learned a lot since their deaths, and as a result, they feel they have been able to make the job a lot safer.
“A day has not gone by that we have not honored their memory or sacrifice as we train and learn to do our jobs safer and better. RIP Robin and Brian,” the department said in a Facebook post.