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Reading Fire Marshalâ€™s Office Welcomes Newest Member Reading, PA - The Reading Fire Department recently welcomed the newest member of the Fire Marshal's Office, canine "Gracie". Gracie is a 2-year-old yellow labrador who is being trained in explosives and accelerant detection. The Reading FD was of- JUMP TO FILE# fered the dog 110817107 through the ATF and is one of three in Pennsylvania. The others are located in Philadelphia and Allegheny County. Gracie is assigned to Fire Prevention Lieutenant Trent Zulick. The pair are currently training together at the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms ATF Canine Training Center in Virgina. They are set to graduate together on December 8th and will be on-duty soon afterwards. Gracie is available for service through the ATF or special call by the Fire Marshal's Office. We can't wait for her to make station visits! - JASON BATZ
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Lancaster County, PA - Crews from Rheems Fire Company and East Petersburg Fire Company work with Hershey Med Students to teach them about auto extrication. The companies recently worked with 17 med students to teach them the basics of auto extrication and why at times crews may report
to them that the extrication may be extended. After teaching the med students the basic concepts of auto extrication, the med students were given a scenario and had 30 minutes to complete certain tasks. - MADELYN ROHRER
Hershey Med students and members of Rheems and East Petersburg Fire pose for a group shot after scenarios were complete.
Reading Fire Prevention Lieutenant Trent Zulick and his new partner "Gracie". The pair is training together at the ATF canine school in Virginia.
Enjoy taking photographs? Get the most out of your hobby! Assistant Chief Ladd Robinson helps a student learn how to take a windshield. MADELYN ROHRER
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Firefighter/EMT Cory Carpenter guides a student with spreading a door. MADELYN ROHRER