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Fire department recruits youth


July 22, 2020

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Junior cadets, from left, RJ Plonsky, 15, of Wakefield, Bradley DuCharme, 16, of Marinesco, and Kristian Pikka, 14, of Marenisco, watch a fire in a Palmer doll house during a training exercise on March 11. According to cadet trainer Danielle Holz, a Palmer doll house is designed to illustrate how air flow makes a difference in the path of a fire, and how ventilation works to control the fire.


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MARENISCO - The Marenisco Volunteer Fire Department is looking to grow its ranks and is aiming at getting young people interested in firefighting by sponsoring a Junior Cadet program.

The department is holding a series of firefighting training demonstrations for its cadets, ages 14 to 18. The next session is set for Aug. 5 at 5 p.m., and will feature a demonstration of firefighting techniques as well as a question and answer session.

Cadets meet once a week for about 2 to 4 hours to train to become firefighters. Cadets who complete the program are...

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