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      Stephenson Fire Department receives fitness grant

      The City of Stephenson Volunteer Fire Department was the first recipient of a $2500 fitness grant.

      The grant was awarded by 5-5-5 Fitness and provides a full fitness equipment package in hopes of reducing the number of firefighter injuries and deaths in the line of duty. The equipment will be presented at the Stephenson Fire Department annual open house event on June 21.

      Thirty four applications from fire departments across the nation were evaluated based on need and ability to implement fitness plans within their department.

      5-5-5 Fitness was founded by a group of firefighters in 2013 who commit themselves to promoting firefighter health and safety.