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Hazardous Material scenes can be about as much fun as watching paint dry, but it's necessary to keep the environment and the people who live in it safe. Earlier this month the A shift boys, with the help of a few off duty fellas, assisted the DEA with the cleanup of a clandestine drug lab in a local RV park.  The whole incident took about 6 hours, which is pretty short for a HAZMAT call.  In the end no one was harmed and the fire boys helped contain a potentially harmful product.

Also this past month brought the end of our annual driver's academy.  Fire fighter Gerry Dillman participated in and passed the academy this year. The driver's academy lasts for about four months and consists of class and book work, logging drive time on all applicable apparatus both during the day and night, a binder full of practical exercises and a final exam.  Firefighter Dillman did a great job throughout the entire academy and passed the final test with flying colors and he is now certified to drive and operate all department apparatus.  Way to go Gerry, keep up the good work.

August also brought the annual MDA Fill the Boot fundraiser.  The generous citizens of our city helped the Twin Falls Fire Fighters Association raise over $12,000.  A big thanks to all who donated to this worthwhile cause and a special thanks to House of Representatives candidate, Catherine Talkington for giving up her day and helping us collect money.  We may have held up some people but it was for a good cause and the donations are very appreciated by the families who receive them.  If you missed us this time, we’ll be back out there again next year.

Well, that’s about it for this month, and until next time, don't forget to wave to the boys in the BRT.