Kacie Do My Job: Overland Park Fire Department

By Kacie McDonnell
KSHB – May 16, 2015

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It’s an almost daily occurrence: During my traffic reports I show you a live look at an accident, and you always see the fire department at the scene.

From accidents to fires, day in and day out these brave and selfless men and women put their lives on the line to ensure our safety.

I recently had a chance to train alongside the Overland Park firefighters.

A lot more goes into their jobs than meets the eye. On training day we did a dress drill, rolled hoses, operated the truck, ventilated the space and put out the fire. And on top of that, you couldn’t begin to imagine how hard it is to work in all of that gear!

Watch the video above to see me help take out a fire and hear members of the OPFD describe all the hard work it takes to be a firefighter.

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