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      Firefighters band together to help their chief

      The Ishpeming Township Fire Department is working to help one of their own. The Ishpeming Township Fire Chief Jerry Hebert has an aggressive form of asbestosis which gives him trouble breathing. Hebert's friends, family, and fellow firefighters are organizing a spaghetti benefit to help him with hospital costs. It will take place on Saturday, September 21 at the National Guard Armory in Ishpeming. In addition, there are custom-made shirts and wrist bands available. Hebert has served nearly 17 years at the Ishpeming Township Fire Hall. "He helps out in the community, he's a great father, he's an all around great guy...He would be the first in line if it were myself or yourself to help you. He's one of my best friends," said Scott Mann, Assistant Fire Chief for Ishpeming Township. The Fire Hall is also accepting donations. Information on how to donate can be found on Facebook.