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During Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, 2008, we encourage you to take time and thank the members of your local Fire Department!

The Archbold-German Township Fire Department has had the oppor – tunity to serve you over the past 132 years and appreciates the support you have given over those years.

The department continues to be a volunteer department, even though it has five full-time personnel, includ – ing Andrew Brodbeck, fire chief, and four paramedics who daily operate the advanced life support services.

The department has 41 members, who serve as emergency medical technicians as well as firefighters.

As department members plan for their annual fund-raiser, the Nov. 22 feather party, they hope to raise funds to purchase items they feel are impor – tant to their mission and help them best serve the greater community.

This year the department is trying to raise funds to update and purchase its hydraulic rescue tools. Some of the rescue tools the department uses have been in service since 1975. A complete set, including a new power unit, will cost approximately $25,000.

Last year feather party proceeds helped the AFD meet its goal to pur – chase another heat-sensing thermal imaging camera, giving the depart – ment the opportunity to have a cam – era in both the north and south sta – tions.

The Archbold-German Township Fire Department appreciates your continued support.

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