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POISED TO PROTECT: Volunteers give time and energy to serve

August 18, 2014

Volunteer firefighter Dan Heckman looks over equipment stored on the new fire engine for the Thorncreek Township Fire Department. Beyond responding to a fire, the truck has the ability to serve in other emergencies, such as automobile accidents.

Editor’s note: The following is the final installment of a two-part series featuring the Thorncreek Township Fire Department.

COLUMBIA CITY — With 25 years under his belt, Dan Heckman knows what being a volunteer firefighter is all about. Heckman is one of several volunteers serving Thorncreek Township as part of the fire department. For those who choose to give of their time to protect residents in the township, the service is one taken seriously.

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