The monitors are zoomed into their screens so he can view the dispatch incidents from the couch as well.
The wireless keyboard helps Schaeffer do reports from the couch.
These $2 bills were given to him. Though it's legal tender, they're so rare that they tend to be novelty.
An email sent to Schaeffer from a firefighter, Dan Packer of East Pierce, a year before he died in a wildfire in 2008.
"I am very pleased and impressed with the way you have launched this important effort! Thank you so much for putting what is obviously considerable time and thought into getting this off the ground. Looks like you had a great turn out at your kickoff meeting as well. Thank you for your great leadership. Look forward to hearing your report at the next meeting," Dan Packer wrote in 2007.
Schaeffer is a fan of artist Paul Combs who is also a firefighter. He says Combs explains what it's like to be a firefighter the best.www.artstudioseven.com
Schaeffer is a University of Missouri masters graduate.
A quote is printed on the white board:
"They say that when you die, your life passes before your eyes. I want to make mine worth watching."
A photo of Schaeffer's old paramedic helicopter he used to fly.
Schaeffer got the idea for a round table after seeing it used in a conference room in City Hall. He likes that it has no storage so he can't be tempted to accumulate stuff.
Schaeffer says he was the first city employee with the exception of their studio to have a Mac.
"The iPad really changed things. We've seen a lot more Apple products since they came out with the iPad. When I first ordered one, Management Information Services said, "No, we don't support it." I went in and about it anyway," Schaeffer said.