The Columbus Fire Department will be meeting with approximately 200 Columbus East High School Freshman Students on April 23, 2018 to discuss an exciting career within the Fire Service. This marks the fourth annual careers presentation by the Columbus Fire Department.

During the presentation, students get an overview of the fire service as a career path, including common job responsibilities, educational requirements, and potential salary figures. Following this overview, students learn about local public safety agencies, and how they work  together to serve the Columbus area. Students will learn about a typical work day in a fire station, the varies types of emergency calls that fire departments are called to mitigate, and hear about the broad range of specialized training that a firefighter may obtain through the course of their career. Students will also hear about the volunteer firefighter opportunities available from 10 volunteer fire agencies located in Bartholomew County. (The City of Columbus Fire Department requires all  applicants to be between 21 and 35 years of age at their date of hire.)

While we enjoy the opportunity to discuss our chosen profession as a firefighter, our ultimate goal is to emphasize to the students the importance of post high-school education and training for any field that they may be considering.