The Scio Township Fire Department has added three new full-time firefighters. Glen Cobb, Chris Sanborn and Chris Collier were introduced on Jan. 8, to the township board by interim Fire Chief Doug Armstrong.
Before introducing the new hires, township supervisor Jack Knowles said township manager Bryce Kelley noted the hires in a memo to the board.
“I’m pleased to note the addition of these three, new full-time members of the fire department will not only increase the general safety for all Scio residents, they will give us additional manpower and flexibility in how we deploy and utilize our firefighting resources,” Knowles read from the memo.
Armstrong said this was an important and exciting development for the department and township. He said as the township has grown with population and structures, which has seen emergency calls go up, so has the need for additional firefighters.