Bennington hires first full-time firefighters

Photo: Bennington Rural Fire District

(Bennington, NE) -- The City of Bennington hires its first ever full-time firefighters.

Until this year, the fire department has been fully volunteer-run since it was founded in 1962. A full-time chief and assistant chief were hired in July.

The nine new firefighters will be sworn in at a badge-pinning ceremony this Thursday at the Bennington Fire Station. They will be supported during their shifts by current volunteer staff.

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