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Fort Hunter fire station finally back from floods

Kyle Bedell, Brittany Dobbs, Andy Ripple, Scott Keller, Cody Lewandowski, Jay Richards and Jason Downing, all members of the Fort Hunter Volunteer Fire District, gather Sunday for an open house to celebrate the restoration of their facility following Tropical Storm Irene.
Photographer: John Enger
Kyle Bedell, Brittany Dobbs, Andy Ripple, Scott Keller, Cody Lewandowski, Jay Richards and Jason Downing, all members of the Fort Hunter Volunteer Fire District, gather Sunday for an open house to celebrate the restoration of their facility following Tropical Storm Irene.
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Part of being a firefighter, according to Fort Hunter Volunteer Fire District Commissioner Jason Downing, is taking care of everybody else first. In the weeks after tropical storms Irene and Lee the fire district’s more than 20 volunteers did just that, pumping mud from basements and hauling damaged wallboard to landfills. They helped bring the small hamlet back from ruination, but the fire station is built on the same flood plain as the houses. “We ...


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grant18
October 14, 2013
9:39 a.m.

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No thanks to them, but fortunately the Fort Hunter volunteers' refusal to renew the lease of the Fort Hunter Free Library caused the Town of Florida Town Board to generously offer newly remodeled quarters for the library in a high & dry part of town BEFORE the floods came.

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