The Columbus Fire Department announces the hiring of Firefighter Travis Quillen. Quillen was sworn in by Columbus Mayor, James Lienhoop, at Tuesday’s Board of Public Works and Safety meeting, held at the Fair Oaks Mall. Quillen will under-go a fire department familiarization training program. After completing this training, Quillen will receive a shift and station assignment.

Quillen, 35, is a 2003 Graduate of Seymour High School. Quillen is a 2007 Graduate of Purdue University and holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Building Construction Management.  He joins the Columbus Fire Department with 6 years of firefighting experience with the Hamilton Township Volunteer Fire Department in Jackson County.  In addition to being certified as an EMT- Basic and Firefighter I &II, Quillen is also a Stop the Bleed Instructor.

With the hiring of Quillen, the Columbus Fire Department is currently at the department’s full staffing of 95 sworn firefighters.