Weirton Fire Department’s ranks grow by two

The City of Weirton, Wednesday, welcomed two new probationary members of the Weirton Fire Department, with Mayor Harold Miller giving the oath of office to Dakotah Goff and Jared Schwartzbauer. Pictured following the ceremony in council chambers are, in front from left, Goff, Schwartzbauer, and Ward 1 Councilman Tim Connell, and in back, Ward 2 Councilman Mike Adams, Fire Chief Jerry Shumate, Ward 6 Councilman Enzo Fracasso and Miller. According to Shumate, the probationary firefighters will begin eight weeks of training Sunday. This is the first staffing expansion for the department since 2002, bringing the roster to 25 career firefighters. — Craig Howell

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