Fairborn Daily Herald
FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Fire Department swore in its newest firefighter/paramedic Monday, Aug. 1, Dustin Douglas. Douglas fills an open position created by last month’s promotion of lieutenant JR Routt.
Douglas has been in fire service for the past six years starting his career volunteering at the Pleasant Township Fire Department in Catawba, Ohio, while attending Clark State Community College to become a firefighter. Shortly after obtaining his certifications, he began working as a part-time firefighter for Washington Township.
In 2013, Douglas moved to Atlanta, Ga. for a firefighter/paramedic position with the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department. He met his fiance, Sami Hancock, in Atlanta. However, the couple decided to move back to Ohio after the birth of their daughter in 2016 to be closer to his family. They are currently building a home in Fairborn.
Douglas added that he has always wanted to be a firefighter and he enjoys helping people.
“I like the team aspect of firefighting, where everyone is working together,” said Douglas. “I look forward to a long, enjoyable career with Fairborn.”