Arbala VFD’s all-women rehab team provides crucial support

  • (from left) Maggie Mae Sherrow, Debbie Schmidt, Barbara Bloodgood, Sheila Funderbunk and Amy Henderson pose with their rehab team equipment/ Courtesy Arbala VFD
    (from left) Maggie Mae Sherrow, Debbie Schmidt, Barbara Bloodgood, Sheila Funderbunk and Amy Henderson pose with their rehab team equipment/ Courtesy Arbala VFD
  • (from left) Amy Henderson and Barbara Bloodgood work a grassfire near Arbala/ Courtesy Arbala VFD
    (from left) Amy Henderson and Barbara Bloodgood work a grassfire near Arbala/ Courtesy Arbala VFD
Not all firefighting jobs involve using a hose to put out water. Arbala Volunteer Fire Department has recently received recognition for one of its less-noticed roles, the rehabilitation team. With all female members, the ladies who travel all over the county to assist those actively combatting grass and structure fires say they’re not in it for the glory-- just to help their community.  “I’m by…

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