Kenton Rogers has been a firefighter since 2005, and began serving the CCFR community in December 2016.
Why did you become a firefighter?
I became a firefighter/paramedic so I could give back and serve my community. I have the rare opportunity to actually see the immediate results of my work in the field.
What is your favorite part of the job?
Helping people that can’t always help themselves whether on a medical call, at a fire, etc. I’m very involved in our community outreach program on my days off.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Outside of work, I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my wife and three children. I also enjoy working out and doing many outdoor activities.
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I like to read a lot and try to always learn something new every day.
Describe a typical day at the firehouse.
A typical day at the firehouse involves doing a morning truck check, checking all of my personal equipment including my SCBA, training, cleaning the firehouse and washing the truck, PR events, etc. All of this is done in between running calls.
What is something about your job you think would surprise most non-firefighters?
I think one of things that many don’t realize is that we do more than just go to fires. Nowadays, we respond to fires, EMS calls, car accidents, technical rescue calls (ie. water rescue, hazmat, rope rescue, confined space and trench collapse rescue) and a host of other incidents.