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Geneva's volunteer firefighters continued their training last month, according to a report by Fire Chief John Patch at Tuesday's meeting of the Geneva Town Council.
Patch said that the department recently attended haz-mat training in addition to Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) training. RIT, explained Patch, is training for working structure fires in the event that someone gets trapped or runs out of air. All fire stations in the county are doing the training, as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
"It's something we hope we never have to use," said Patch.
In a related matter, Town Council President Dick Clutter commended the men of the fire and police departments for their roles in the funeral of Spc. Nick Taylor.
"You did a super job helping out and your presence was appreciated," said Clutter.
In police news, Clutter asked Marshall Rob Johnson to keep a record of when police cars leave the town for any reason. Johnson agreed to keep a log of all such trips including date, time and reason for travel.
In other news, Clerk-Treasurer Bill Warren reported that the storm that rolled through the county at the end of June caused around $6,200 in damage to electrical equipment in the town. Warren said he is currently working on filing an insurance claim to help recoup some of the costs.
Also at the meeting, the council agreed to close part of Decatur and Line streets at noon on Saturday, August 18, for the annual Summer's End Street Festival sponsored by Geneva Proud.