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SH girls get taste of firefighting at academy


June 26, 2019

Sarah Brown

AS GIRLS, including Chloe Tyler, center, watch, an instructor demonstrates a Denver drill in a wooden box.

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Twenty girls attended the second annual Linn County Young Women's Fire Academy, hosted last weekend by the Lebanon Fire District headquarters.

Among them were Sweet Home ladies Chloe Tyler, 14, and Madison Harris, 15, both of whom are daughters of battalion chiefs at the Sweet Home and Lebanon fire departments.

Chloe's dad, Nick Tyler, goes home from work and tells stories about his job, which, to Chloe, always sounds pretty cool, she said.

"I've kind of been looking into it as a future career, so I came to get a gist of what it would be like," she said.

She knows she wants...

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