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Longtime volunteer firefighter back in Sweet Home full-time


February 7, 2018

RANDY WHITFIELD, SHFAD's new battalion chief, stands in the Sweet Home main station.

As Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District's newest battalion chief, Randy Whitfield is in very familiar territory.

While he has spent more than 22 years working at the Lebanon Fire District before resigning recently as an engineer-medic, Whitfield cut his teeth and spent much of the past 27 to 28 years as a volunteer firefighter in Sweet Home, where he has been heavily involved in coaching sports at all age levels, including high school varsity football and track. He has coached at least six of the paid staff members at SHFAD.

"I very much enjoyed working in Lebanon," Whitfield said. He s...

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