HVFD welcomes new firefighters!

Hovland Fire Dept. celebrates the addition of 3 new firefighters to our department. All three are going through the Firefighter 1 and 2 training this winter, which is being taught by Jeff Mayer of Advanced MN and our own Assistant Chief, Terry Spieker.

Who are behind those masks? Terry S, John V, Bob S, and Danessa S

Bob Svaleson joined our department in 2018 and has been busy cross- training with our STOP team and getting his EMR (Emergency Medical Responder) certification.

John and Judi (not pictured) Vitek are relative newcomers to the Hovland area, but are not new to the county! John is training in as a firefighter, and Judi is a welcome addition to our STOP Team.

Danessa Schmidt is the true newcomer – both to our neighborhood and our department. It’s great to get a female firefighter back in the department!

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