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Miami Township Fire-Rescue set a controlled burn Tuesday, April 2, of the prairie grass in the natural burial area at Glen Forest Cemetery, off U.S. 68 north. The burn is meant to strengthen the vitality of the grass and reduce weeds. (Photos by Carol Simmons)

Miami Township Fire-Rescue set a controlled burn Tuesday, April 2, of the prairie grass in the natural burial area at Glen Forest Cemetery, off U.S. 68 north. The burn is meant to strengthen the vitality of the grass and reduce weeds. (Photos by Carol Simmons)

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About a dozen members of Miami Township Fire-Rescue participated Tuesday, April 2, in a controlled burn of the prairie grass in the natural burial area at Glen Forest Cemetery, off U.S. 68 north.

The action, which lasted about 90 minutes, is meant to strengthen the vitality
of the grass and reduce weeds.

The department is currently seeking volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians. MTFR’s call volume is on the rise, while the department is significantly short of its optimum volunteer staffing level. As half of MTFR’s current volunteers reside outside of the service area, limiting their availability to respond to calls, MTFR is looking to recruit additional volunteers who live in Miami or Bath Township, Clifton or Yellow Springs. 

In return for volunteer service, MTFR pays for all training, uniforms and equipment. Miami Township reimburses volunteers on a per-call basis for their time. In addition, the department provides -Worker’s Compensation, supplemental accident insurance and a fitness center.

For more information, contact MTFR at 767-7842, visit the fire station or
search “Miami Township Fire-Rescue Recruitment” on Facebook.

 

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