By Sarah Brown
The New Era 

Local retired firefighter shares "salty" wisdom for recruits


August 2, 2023

Gaskey poses high above a scene where a forest fire is being contained.

Although technology and society are ever-evolving, one local firefighter has found that it's become increasingly necessary to explain to younger generations in his field that such things as farting-Minion ringtones aren't a good idea.

Brent Gaskey, who retired as a lieutenant with the Lebanon Fire District last November after a 31-year career overall, offers that vital gem among other pointers in his new book, "Captain Salty's Book of Fire Service Wisdom," a manual of sorts for new firefighters entering the service during their probationary term (a.k.a. "probies").

Of course, Gaskey's bee...

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