Columbus Fire Department Welcomes New Columbus Firefighter
The Columbus Fire Department welcomed a new Columbus Firefighter to the department on Tuesday morning. Jeremiah Tracey, 28, was sworn in by Mayor Jim Lienhoop during Tuesday’s Board of Public Works and Safety meeting at City Hall.
Firefighter Tracey is 2013 graduate of Seymour High School and a 2016 graduate of Ball State University, where Tracey earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminology. Firefighter Tracey has been a member of the fire service since 2019 and had previously worked for the Seymour Indiana and Bloomington Indiana Fire Departments.
Firefighter Tracey is a state certified Emergency Medical Technician and Indiana Firefighter I & II certified. Additional certifications include Confined Space Rescue Technician, Fire Officer Strategy and Tactics, Fire Instructor and Rope Rescue Technician.
Firefighter Tracey will undergo a department orientation and training program under the supervision of the Columbus Fire Department’s Training Division. At the completion of all training requirements, Firefighter Tracey will receive a station and shift assignment.
(Left to Right- Fire Chief Andy Lay, Firefighter Jeremiah Tracey, Kinley Tracey, Mrs. Kelly Tracey, Mayor Jim Lienhoop)