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New faces at GBFD

First female firefighter in Great Bend

Great Bend’s first female firefighter, Elisabeth Mohler, takes part in a three-week training course at the Great Bend Fire Department. In this simulation, she uses a hose to guide her to safety as she can not see through the smoke and fire.

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There are new faces at the Great Bend Fire Department, where four open positions were recently filled. The new firefighters are Elisabeth Mohler, Great Bend’s first female firefighter; Grant Peevyhouse, Preston Landers and Andrew Davis.
“We are excited to have these four individuals at the department. We look forward to getting them trained and ready to take their shifts,” Battalion Chief Eugene Perkins said. “These four firefighters will fill much-needed positions within the department.”
All four were hired in December. Before taking their active shifts, the new firefighters had to go through a three-week training course at the GBFD ...


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