What Tri-State First Responders have to say

“Tri-State Fire Protection District has been my second home for 25 years. It's a great community of individuals who all share the same passion for fire protection and safety, and I feel lucky to be a part of such a wonderful team. I enjoy the feeling of helping others, the excitement of responding to emergency calls, and the sense of belonging found in the family atmosphere of the fire station.”

Battalion Chief Jeff Allenspach

“There were 2 reasons I choose to be a firefighter and they were first to give back to society and help others in need and second the fire service is one big brotherhood. Especially at Tri-State, I know I have a group of people standing with me to support me and help me along my path in life. To me there is no greater job in the world that can provide those 2 things.”

Firefighter Chris Frieburg

“I started the fire service as a part time summer job while in college in 1992 and never looked back. I began as a contract paramedic with Tri-State in 1994 and was hired in 1995 as a career Firefighter. Because of the great people that work here and the unique challenges the District presents daily, I'm still here today.”

Battalion Chief Joe Ostrander

“After being in a bad car accident in my late teens, it was then that I knew what I was meant to do with my life. I wanted to be there for others who were in similar situations just as the brave men and women who responded to my accident were there for me. Tri-State’s regular training has helped me improve my skills and become a more well-rounded firefighter/paramedic who is able to help the community to the best of my ability daily.”

Firefighter Katie Hoffman

“The thing that has always impressed me about Tri-State is the people that work here. At Tri-State I have had the pleasure of working with some of the kindest, hardest working Firefighters that I’ve ever met. I love that I get to respond to calls with Firefighters I trust and respect. We are a young department and that puts us in a unique position. Every member we hire gets to have a voice in the culture of the department.”

Lieutenant David Davis