The Forward Firefighter Podcast

Episode 11

Mollie Kallas

Columbus Wisconsin Firefighter

Peer Support and More

Mollie Kallas has been a member of the Columbus Fire Department since 2019.  She joined the department as a way to get more involved with the community and wanted to be part of an organization structured in a paramilitary manner. Currently, the only female on the department, Mollie developed a special interest in technical rescue operations and now has a number of ropes and confined space trainings on her resume. Mollie works full time as a drug addiction counselor, where she has a master’s degree in addiction counseling.  In this episode Mollie talks about how the skills she developed for her full time occupation transfer to her work for the fire service and vice versa.