Member Spotlight: Troy Hooser
This week’s spotlight features Firefighter/Advanced EMT, Troy Hooser. Troy joined the department in 2004. Currently, he works full-time at Orrville Trucking & Grading, and is a 10-year Army Veteran. He also coached pee-wee football for 10 years.
Previously Troy lived in Rittman until meeting his current Fiancé Crystal, and now resides in Marshallville, OH. Together, they are planning a wedding in September of 2023. Troy also has 3 dogs: Trapper, Cabela and Hank. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys activities such as hunting and fishing. Troy states he is a Viking by heritage, and practices some of the Norse Pagan traditions such as making mead.
His most memorable experience with Rittman was when he took a Tactical Medic Class, and learned several new skills. He also once rescued a parakeet from a top a chimney at a house fire! He states is favorite part of being a member on the department is the family environment.
Advice Troy gives to anyone interested in the field, “Be sure you discuss with your family and make sure they understand the sacrifices you’ll make.”
Troy and his team pride themselves on the quality of care they provide for their patients. Join them at Rittman Fire and Rescue!