FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Fire Department is now fully staffed with the recent addition of two new firefighters sworn in on March 13. Firefighters Michael Boyd and Joshua Pitts both were given the oath of office by City Manager Rob Anderson.
Boyd is a certified firefighter/paramedic and CPR instructor. He grew up in Clayton, where he joined the cadet firefighter program during high school. This opportunity provided an introduction to fire service, training and ride alongs in an ambulance with the Clayton Fire Department. Upon graduation from high school, he was hired on as a part-time member of the Clayton Fire Department and had been with them for 13 years.
“I’m looking forward to a new beginning and working with such a progressive and amazing city,” Boyd stated.
Boyd is working to complete his Associates Degree in Fire Science and would like to pursue education in arson investigation.
Pitts is a certified firefighter/paramedic from Dayton. While attending Springboro High School, he also attended the Warren County Career Center for Fire Science/EMT. He joined the Union Township Fire Rescue as a cadet in 2009, where upon his graduation, he was hired on as a part-time firefighter.
“I am looking forward to training with the department, and adding anything I can to help better the department and bring along new ideas,” stated Pitts, “I also look forward to working with the community in general as I like to meet the people I am serving. This community seems like the right fit for me.”
Pitts attended Butler Tech and graduated the paramedic academy in 2016. He hopes to further his career by becoming a fire inspector and a rescue technician. Both firefighters will go through a six week orientation and be assigned to a shift and apparatus.
Story courtesy of the City of Fairborn.