Cincinnati Council Member Chris Seelbach said he learned a lot during his ride along with the city's fire department. He wanted to better understand what's required to be a Cincinnati firefighter.
He was part of a 24-hour shift starting Friday morning with Engine 20 in Northside.
Seelbach said he didn't see one fire during the period.
The Cincinnati Fire Department is getting another nearly $6 million federal grant to hire 40 additional firefighters. The money will fund salaries for 2 years. In the last several years the number of Cincinnati firefighters has been shrinking because of retirements and resignations.