ROSSFORD, OH (Toledo News Now) - The Rossford Fire Department said it needs more firefighters. According to the chief, there are big demands on the department's small staff.
The city has always relied on part-time firefighters. Fire Chief Jim Verbosky said that works when there are enough of them. It is when the department is short-staffed that there becomes a problem.
Currently, Rossford's Fire Department said it has positions to fill and it wants to fill them as quickly as possible. With a part-time staff, Verbosky said a lot of fire and medical emergency situations depend on whether people are available to answer calls. The more firefighters they have, the better chance of positive outcomes. The way it is now, Verbosky said his crew is strained, which leaves a lot to chance.
"It's kind of like rolling the dice. If everybody's home, then we've got good response times. If a lot of people are not home, the response times, they increase a little bit," explained Chief Verbosky, adding that the training process is intense, but he believes it is still worth it.
Anyone interested in applying for a position can pick up forms at the city municipal building, or click here for more information.