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Alpena City Fire Department Begins Auxiliary Training

Taking place tonight at the city fire department was the volunteer firefighter and EMT auxiliary training meeting.

This meeting officially kicked off the training portion for seven volunteer firefighters and EMTs. After this, they will formally meet again in December to be fit for fire suits. In the meantime, however, they are now eligible to take shifts at the station periodically. The EMT class will begin in January. One of the trainees, Mike Stauffer, talked about what it takes to be a part of the program.


“It takes a lot of time away from family, or other things that we could be doing, just to do this on a volunteer basis. It says a lot about who the city is investing into,” he said. After the meeting, the trainees received gear, such as shirts, hoodies, and pants.