FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) – Local fire departments are welcoming police officers into their stations.
The Fairborn Fire Department is one of the fire departments opening up their doors to police officers.
According to a Facebook post by the Fairborn Professional Firefighters, they have four fire stations that are open 24 hours a day for police officers to “take a break, finish reports, rest for a minute, eat or even hide in a safe place for a moment.”
2 NEWS Reporter Jordan Bowen visited Fairborn Fire Station 2 Tuesday, where they have police annex rooms. A spokesperson says the space is mainly for convenience to police officers on patrol.
“Instead of now having to drive across town, this allows them to stay for the most part in district in order to get their work done in a safe location,” Fairborn Fire Department Division Chief of Operations David Reichert said. “We work together every day and it’s a dangerous job on both ends and it’s just a way for us to help them out.”
Trotwood Fire Department offers the same convenience to its police officers. Also, the police annex rooms are not just offered to the city’s police force, but also OSP and neighboring police departments.