According to Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, a fire fighter is
described as "a person who fights fires." However, a fire fighter does
much more than fight fires. Today's fire fighter is a multifaceted
individual trained in Emergency Medical Technician procedures, technical
rescue disciplines such as structural collapse rescue, tunnel rescue,
confined space rescue, trench collapse rescue, rescue scuba diving as
well as fire fighting.
The department employs
22 full-time and 8 part-time employees.