Two Columbus residents were announced as the city’s most recently hired Columbus firefighters Tuesday morning at the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting.
Columbus Fire Department Spokesman Capt. Mike Wilson says that Firefighter Eric Green and Firefighter/Paramedic Nick Tuttle were
sworn-in by Mayor Jim Lienhoop at the meeting. Wilson says that both men will undergo department familiarization and firefighter training through April.
Currently, the Columbus Fire Department has 93 sworn firefighters. Wilson noted that the department needs to hire two additional firefighters for the department to be at full staff.