PIQUA — The Piqua Fire Department is welcoming their newest addition the team, Scott Burrows, who started on April 5.
Burrows is currently of Oxford and is a student of Miami University. He will be graduating soon with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition. Burrows will also be obtaining an associate’s degree soon from Sinclair University’s fire academy and paramedic school. Burrows graduated from Twin Valley South High School in West Alexandria in 2010, and he said that he has known this was the career for him since then.
“I did several ride-alongs in high school and just knew I would enjoy the job just based on what I had seen,” Burrows said.
Burrows already has several years as a firefighter-paramedic under his belt after working as a volunteer for the fire department in West Alexandria for two years and working part-time for the fire departments in Trotwood and Eaton for five years.
“Everything’s new,” Burrows said, saying that his favorite things so far about being a part of the Piqua Fire Department are the challenge of learning a new city and a new department in general.
Burrow’s past experience and education, though, is leaving him prepared for those challenges.
“My experiences were in communities similar to and slightly different than this one,” Burrows said. “However, I think it very well prepared me for my position here.”
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