This 24 hours at Station 17 starts with Battalion Chief Birkhimer overviewing his staffing with the use of software. We then drive with the Chief on his rounds around his Battalion and he stops in at Station 10 for a quick meeting. The Captain on the Truck explains how their cleaning and storage methods keep all the Bunker Gear free of pathogens. The Chief helps a citizen with his vehicle and we arrive at Headquarters for a Chiefs meeting. It's a great insight into department operations. Back at the station, we ride with the crew on Rescue 17.
More Columbus Division of Fire
Each day firefighters, working from eight fire trucks, serve Olathe from seven, strategically located fire stations. Firefighters work 24-hour rotating shifts from 8 a.m. to 8 a.m. - firefighters are on duty at all times, even holidays. All Olathe firefighters are emergency medical technicians or paramedics. Learn about an Olathe firefighting career. www.olethaks/fire.org
The mission of the Columbus Division of Fire is to serve their community by preventing emergencies through education and inspection. Minimizing injury, death, and property destruction due to fire, natural disaster and other emergencies while providing timely and effective emergency medical services. www.Columbus.gov/Fire
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