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May 15, 2014

Fly Creek Fire Company growing strong

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“We're always looking for more,” said Kelly. “Anybody who's willing and able can come on over.”

Kelly also said that they are sometimes tight on daytime shifts.

Becoming an EMT requires 150 hours of training. The fire company pays for the training.

Before joining, a candidate must be interviewed by the interview committee, after which their membership is voted on by all members of the company, with a majority vote earning the candidate entrance. The primary requirement for a candidate is that they be in good standing with the community.

“We look for everybody,” said Kelly, saying that firefighters, EMS personnel and people doing office work are all helpful to the company.

“If you don't have any training we'd be more than happy to train you,” said Thayer.

Thayer said that a core philosophy of the department was to allow people to volunteer the time they can give.

“When people volunteer they want to come and help the community,” said Thayer.

More information about the Fly Creek Fire Company can be found by visiting its website, www.flycreekfire.com.

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