April 15, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 88

Firefighters join to create new Ironwood Fire Division

IRONWOOD — Ironwood’s firefighters joined forces to create the new Ironwood Fire Division Tuesday.

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The organizational change fused together the Ironwood Public Safety Department’s firefighting efforts and the Ironwood Volunteer Fire Department into one entity, said Ironwood Public Safety Fire Officer Brandon Snyder.

Firefighters are anticipating a better command structure, and more accountability on the fire scene, said Snyder,

Ken Jacobson, Ironwood Volunteer Fire Department chief since 1991, said it’s basically worked this way for a long time.

“Ironwood has the best of both w...