Dave has been with Columbus Fire since 1999, serving as a Paramedic/Firefighter. He is also a peer for the Columbus CISM Team, becoming a member in 2009. Additionally, he was trained as an IAFF peer in 2017. Dave enjoys his role in peer support and is happy to see the culture change surrounding firefighter wellness. Many will face difficult situations as a public servant but remember…“It’s not the load that breaks you, it’s how you carry it.” Getting connected to resources has never been easier, now that we are breaking the stigma associated with mental health. Beyond work Dave enjoys playing hockey, kayaking, and SCUBA diving. Dave, his wife Tracy, and 2 kids reside in Delaware, Ohio.