Congratulations to Andy, Danny, and Nick, our three most recent firefighters promoted to Engineer! This weekend their new roles were commemorated at Station 1 with a badge pinning ceremony with their families.
An Engineer is responsible for maintaining the engine (apparatus) at their station and keeping it at a constant state of readiness. The Engineer is the primary driver of an engine, and typically has higher certifications than a firefighter. They also are looked to as the resident expert on streets and addresses, fire pump operations and water flow questions. They drive the crew to the scene of the emergency and engage the apparatus in a multitude of functions.