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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 […]

AFD and Local Community Groups Led Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

By Michael VanZile, Chief of the Auburn Fire Department The Auburn Fire Department partnered with the American Red Cross and The Rotary Club of Auburn to conduct a neighborhood door-to-door smoke alarm check / installation campaign last week. Auburn firefighters, Red Cross volunteers and Auburn Rotary Club members went door to door in the West […]

WPC Provides Important Community Service

When Dave Lochner started working at the City of Auburn’s Water Pollution Control (WPC) Department two days after graduating from high school, he had no idea that he was embarking on what would become a lifelong career as a civil servant. Lochner joined the WPC Department in 1972 as a plant operator. From the beginning, […]