Meet Apparatus Engineer Wes Buchholz

AE Wes Buchholz

Where are you stationed?
I'm at Station 12 (South Point Road) on the 'B' shift.

Where were you previously?
I was a firefighter at Station 2 (Grand Canyon Blvd.) on the 'C' shift.

How long have you been with MFD?
10 years

Why did you want to be a driver/engineer?
Having been a firefighter and a paramedic in my first 10 years on the MFD, I felt that writing for Apparatus Engineer was the next step for me in my career.

What do you like about your station and/or the territory?
Station 12 was my first assignment when I was hired. 10 years later, it amazes me how much this territory has developed and grown.

What’s unique about your territory, and how has that impacted your approach to the job?
Station 12's territory has a combination of businesses/commercial, residential, senior living, the Beltline, etc. This variety means we have to be ready for all types of different calls.

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Category: General, Station 12