Newest Columbus firefighter sworn in by mayor

Stephanie, Brantley, Landry and Travis Quillen with Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop. Photo courtesy of Columbus Fire Department.

The city of Columbus’ newest firefighter, Travis Quillen, was sworn in this morning by Mayor Jim Lienhoop.

Quillen is a graduate of Seymour High School and of Purdue University with a bachelors degree in building construction management. He has spent six years working with the Hamilton Township Volunteer Fire Department in Jackson County. He is certified as an EMT and basic firefighter and is also a Stop the Bleed class instruction.

With the hiring of Quillen, the Columbus Fire Department is fully staffed with 95 sworn firefighters.