Son of Roseville firefighter comes up with a way to save the department time and money

  • Source: Macomb Daily - Metered Site
  • Published: 04/02/2024 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: Who would have thought a Boy Scout would come up with a way to save a Macomb County fire department time and money when it comes to drying firefighter personnel’s gear? Julian Deschner, 16, partnered with his father, Mark, a lieutenant with the Roseville Fire Department, and a team of Oakland County Boy Scouts in building what’s known as a gear dryer for Roseville’s two fire stations. They borrowed the idea from other troops who had previously launched similar efforts. Deschner, a Bloomfield Township resident who attends Lutheran High School Northwest in Rochester, oversaw the planning and construction of the contraption. “A commercial dryer costs around $10,000,” the teen said. “We built ours for about $1,000. Plus we’re able to reduce the drying time it takes.”


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