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Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department offers open house

 

August 29, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

A WEDNESDAY open house of the Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department featured all kinds of cool equipment, but these kids were fascinated by the firefighters' protective clothing. From left are Jase Armata, Chloe Armata and Zayden Mlynarski. While at the event, the kids also enjoyed holding some smaller rescue gear and eating a picnic supper.

By P.J. GLISSON

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WAKEFIELD- Members of the Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department welcomed local citizens to their main street Fire Hall for a Wednesday open house on a cool, pleasant day.

The guys offered a light supper, along with an array of equipment on display.

Among the items on view was a thermal imaging camera that chief Lou Boetto said could be used to track human beings thrown from a vehicle or lost in a smoky house.

"We can also see if there's a fire behind a wall," said new firefighter Bob Lane.

The men also explained the handiness of other items that includ...



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