Fire Department and ambulance personnel and police officers from many departments in Starke County will be participating in Emergency Vehicle Operator Course training Sunday morning (September 25th) at the Washington Township Fire Department.
Tom Champion, from Terre Haute, is the state instructor for the class which takes firefighters, EMS personnel and police officers through a driving training course. This will give all emergency personnel certification for the rest of the year. The training will not cost the county any money; it is supplied by an insurance company.
The North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department will be participating in a separate training course on Sunday. They will be burning down a house at the corner of Main Street and Oakwood Streets. The owner asked the fire department to burn it down as it has sat vacant at that location for many years.