Fire Training In Unoccupied Old Building

The Albion Volunteer Fire Department wishes to thank LeAnn Conley, who was owner of the former commercial building at the west junction of US 6 and SR 9, for allowing firefighters to use the unoccupied building for training several times last year. Much appreciation is also given to Hosler Commercial, Inc., which assisted in setting up the training on the 1.5 acre commercial property while it was listed for sale.

It can be difficult for firefighters to find lifelike training opportunities, so this was a great chance for them to get some experience in forcible entry, search and rescue, ventilation, and other training evolutions. Albion and Avilla volunteers took advantage of the experience.

The property was sold to a new owner late last year, for possible future development. It’s expected the present building, which over the years served as a restaurant and auto dealership, will be torn down.

(Thanks to Monica Fassoth, of Fassoth Fotos Fotography, for contributing photos.)


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    1. It was, indeed. And it also means they'll be replacing the building with something useful--it's got a lot of history, but it's also in terrible shape.