Brookfield full-time firefighter Cyler Reed plans to resign, but he has agreed to delay his final day to help get the fire department through the holidays. His last day was to be Oct. 21.
“He is attending a degree program at a local university,” Fire Chief David Masirovits said Sept. 29. “He is trying to go on to medical school to become an emergency room physician.”
Reed started as a part-time firefighter in June 2018, and was promoted to full time April 24.
On Oct. 27, Masirovits informed the trustees of Reed’s willingness to wait until Jan. 1.
promo“He offered to help us out with the holidays and some of the scheduling conflicts that occur in the latter months of the year,” Masirovits said. “That was nice to keep him on.”
Reed plans to work part time for the department after he leaves full-time status, Masirovits said.
In equipment news, the department received an Ohio Department of Public Safety grant for $3,300 to buy video intratracheal intubation equipment.
“This will assist when we are placing a tube for a patient to breathe through,” the chief said.
University Hospitals of Cleveland, which provides the department’s medical protocols, recommended that the department acquire the equipment, he said.
The department also acquired 2,000 feet of four-inch hose from the Garfield Heights Fire Department, which was getting new hose, for free, Masirovits said.
“Seven hundred feet of it’s almost brand-spanking new,” he said, and some sections “had never even been on a truck before.”
The hose has locking couplings, which the chief said some of Brookfield’s hose sections do not.
The department was testing hose and evaluating which sections of hose to replace with the new hose.