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Andrew Sauder
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Lives in:
Springfield Twp. Fire Department
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Professional Qualifications:
State of Ohio Certified Fire Inspector
National Registry and State of Ohio Paramedic
Topics you provide training for:
Engine Company Operations
Pulling hose
Pump operators responsibilities
Areas of expertise:
I wouldn't consider myself an expert in any area, I still feel like I have a ton to learn.
1 thing I feel I can offer which I feel is unique is the ability to address problems and solutions via writing. Words are my release when I am frustrated and most of the time are my way of coming up with solutions to problems
I have been on Springfield Twp. Department for 11 years, the last 4 years serving in an officer capacity as the Lieutenant of an Engine House. I began my journey in the fire service 13 years ago and have never looked back. I truly love what I do each and every day it's not just some cliché. I feel I have reached a point in my career where I am ready to share the knowledge I have learned from others and try and pass it along to the next generation coming up behind. Along with continue to learn each day from others mistakes as well as my own in an effort to better myself and those around me.

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Toxic Ego

I want to begin this with a challenge to each and every one of you out there reading this, it’s a simple phrase and think about how this makes you feel. “I am not here for me, I am here for we, and we are here for them”. Are these just words to you? Is there any action behind this? For some of you however on the other side this may be your sole purpose for existing in the fire service and for that I say THANK YOU! In the past I have written about Titles, and Own It which are both important…


Posted on March 27, 2019 at 8:21am

Own It!

If there is one thing that I remember being taught growing up in Northwest Ohio it was I had to own up to mistakes I made or something I broke. Regardless of how bad it was I knew that if I lied about it or tried to pass the blame off to someone else it only made the consequences worse in the end. It was definitely a hard lesson to learn with many “reminders” given to me by my parents. However it instilled a sense of ownership in me from a young age. When ownership is a thought it is usually…


Posted on August 20, 2018 at 9:00pm

What's in a title?


What is in a title? A title defined by the dictionary is; a descriptive or distinctive appellation, especially one belonging to a person by right of rank, office, attainment. It’s something that can give a person power and authority or it can mean you have achieved the most elite status in a sport profession. In all instances the word title holds a lot of power!

In the fire…


Posted on September 30, 2016 at 12:32pm

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