20160225 - Firefighter Training (HRB) - nwherald
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H. Rick Bamman - hbamman@shawmedia.com
Huntley part-time firefighter/paramedic Jamie Roehrig suits up with a mask and air tank during a training exercise at the department's annex building on Main Street. Many area fire departments have part-time personnel but have a hard time retaining them. The Huntley fire district recently received a grant that will be used to offer benefits to part-time workers who meet certain criteria to try to retain them and recruit new part-time applicants.