On December 8, 2019 Lt. Phil Bender died unexpectedly. Lt. Bender was assigned to Engine 103, C-Shift.Phil was one of the most outgoing and giving members of his department. He was often the first to offer help when someone needed it and was always quick with a smile. Our condolences and prayers are with his family, fiancé, friends and fellow firefighters. His loss leaves a great void in the fire department and he will be greatly missed. Lt. Bender's Family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made in his name to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization that he supported locally through the 5k Run and Walk held each September in Crescent Springs.