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What are the Benefits of Recycling Oil?

Part of our quarterly Storm Water Series by Todd Sattison, WPC Program Coordinator Recycling used motor oil benefits the environment, public health and the economy. It’s easy to understand how recycled motor oil could make an impact when you consider the damage non-recycled oil does today. Oil improperly disposed of in landfills, ditches or waterways, […]

Can Emergency Responders Find You?

By Michael VanZile, Fire Chief, Auburn Fire Department Every second counts during an emergency. And, more often than you’d think, when Auburn firefighters, police officers and EMS personnel are responding to emergencies, they are slowed down because they are having a difficult time finding the right address. As you can imagine, valuable time can be […]

Successful Completion of Volunteer Firefighter Training

They made it. They started with 30+ other recruits. In the end, they were two of 11 to graduate and make it all the way through. Standing in Auburn City Hall on Dec. 18 for their swearing-in ceremony, Cody LaRowe and Will Ternet—graduates of the Auburn Fire Department Volunteer Firefighter Class of 2018—were proud, relieved […]

The Effects of Storm Water Pollution on Cedar Creek

Part of our quarterly Storm Water Series by Todd Sattison, WPC Program Coordinator When precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over the ground, storm water runoff occurs. Storm water often picks up debris, chemicals, dirt and other pollutants. These flow into a municipal storm sewer system or discharge directly to a lake, stream, river, or […]

Pursuing Service with the AFD

For one volunteer Auburn Fire Department (AFD) recruit, firefighting is in his blood. For another, volunteer firefighting just seemed like a natural extension of his life in public service. While different paths led Cody LaRowe and Will Ternet to pursue the AFD’s volunteer firefighter program, they share a common experience: It’s one of the most […]