This 24/7 starts with roll-call at Station 17, this roll-call includes Deputy Chief Whiting, now the Assistant Chief. The Columbus Fire Department maintains the hydrants so seasonally, twice a year, they all must be tested, maintained or reported for service. Next, a tour of the Rescue rig with one of the technicians, he shows us the tools they use. Next, we ride on Engine 17 to a vehicle fire, it's blazing, then, a man down on a bike, then they catch another call, busy station.
From Station 6 to Station 26 all in one night...food on the stove fire, Truck 4 on-scene at Metro Center underground train...a frequent flyer and the entired department knows her name.
Station 3, Engine 3 "A" Shift with Captain Palmer. Travelers are Firefighters without a Station for a home. They cover firefighters at stations in a Battalion. Today, we are with Firefighter David Ramirez as he works in the kitchen on some chow, medical calls and a structure fire.
Snowing at Sta. 15, we ride with Woody on Truck,
Station 9, Engine 9's "B" Shift. Captain Karey Wedemeyer and her crew run mostly EMS calls until the late afternoon,