by Virginia York

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January 5, 2012
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Alpine firefighters look back on a busy year

On Dec. 13, the Eastern Alpine Fire and Rescue held its Christmas party. After dinner, Assistant Chief Buck Mclelland addressed the assembly. He gave a heart-felt acknowledgement of the families of the local volunteers. Firefighters need the support of their families when they are called away to duty.

They rely on the emotional help provided by family especially when they return from a particularly tough call. In the past two years there has been extensive training which is paramount to the development of volunteers' skills, but which requires absence from family for up to 30 hours per month. He expressed …

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The Record Courier Updated Jan 5, 2012 06:59PM Published Jan 5, 2012 06:57PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.