Topeka Fire Department Inspector Chad Holthaus makes sure local businesses, contractors and property managers are aware of their safety hazards. He wants to educate them for the future -- not just solving the problem at hand.
The large grass fires in Dover left hundreds of acres burnt, few vacant buildings destroyed, but no injuries or livestock deaths reported. Fire stations, Shawnee Co. District 4, stepped up to make sure it didn’t go any further.
The chaplain for Shawnee Heights Fire District has made it his mission to be there for his firefighters. Recently, he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, but even in his own battle remains focused on serving others.