Orange County Emergency Services District 1 adds new team members

Published 12:18 am Wednesday, November 22, 2023

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The Orange County Emergency Services District 1 2023-24 budget includes additional full-time firefighter/EMT positions.

“This brings us to a point where the community is protected by at least three full-time fire protection personnel 24-hours a day, along with our volunteer force and part-time firefighters,” Fire Chief Robert L. Smith said.

“Our full-time staff works what is known as the 48–96-hour schedule, this means 48 hours on and 96 hours off. We have also been able to create another full-time position in which a firefighter will work the “day shift.” This is a schedule of Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.”

On the weekends and holidays, Smith said they would continue utilizing part-time staffing to provide personnel from 8 a.m. through 4 a.m.

“These new personnel were sworn in at the last Orange County ESD #1 monthly Commissioners Meeting,” Smith said. “We would like to congratulate our newest employees.”

New personnel includes Tanner Hunt, Aiden Neireiter and Caleb Richards.