Fire fighting has changed in the 70 years since the Naplate Volunteer Fire Department came together as an organization. Chief John Nevins says there’s more training upfront instead of at the fire scene now.
Fire fighters are also battling hotter, faster fires because of the synthetic materials in homes. And it’s not as unusual as it used to be for a department to have women fire fighters.
There was a celebration in Naplate Saturday for the fire department’s 70th anniversary.