Arbala VFD welcomes first junior fire academy

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Clowns, safety, water balloon fight on schedule

Zach Mansfield turns the hose on himself at Arbala Junior Firefighter Academy this past weekend which 45 kids attended. See more photos on page 12A. Staff Photo by Taylor Nye
County VFD “We practice here so when they get in the real world, they know how to act and they don’t get afraid.” This is the guiding principle with which Captain Brian Fairchild and the Arbala Volunteer Fire Department approached their first ever junior fire academy. Forty-five kids ages 5-15 saw and experienced almost every emergency situation real firefighters come across in their daily…

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