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Tim Bowling

Tim Bowling

Defiance Fire & Rescue

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The department is currently staffed with 17 career firefighters (with two being the Assistant Chief and Fire Chief) and 10 auxiliary firefighters. The career firefighters are separated into three platoons, with each shift working 24 hours on with 48 hours off. The shifts have a minimum staffing of four personnel. The Division takes a pro-active approach to fire and life safety. Effort is directed toward prevention activities with the purpose of making all buildings safe and the community more safety conscious. The Assistant Fire Chief is in charge of the Fire Prevention Bureau. It is the goal of the bureau to inspect every commercial building once a year. To try and meet this goal, line firefighters assist the Assistant Chief in performing fire safety inspections. Not only does this help with preventing a fire, but in the event that a fire does occur, the firefighters are familiar with the building because they have been in the structure when visibility was optimal.

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