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Fourth Generation Firefighter Joins Slinger Fire Department

Slinger Fire Department held an induction ceremony on Wednesday, November 15 for Jack Reed. 

Reed was a probationary firefighter, until his promotion to active member status after completing his one-year probationary period, and Firefighter 1/Haz-Mat Operations courses.

The Slinger Fire Department welcomed Jack Reed. It was special to share, that Reed is continuing a fourth generation tradition of serving with the Slinger Fire Department.

Jack’s great grandfather Gib Bayer was a firefighter. Both grandfathers, including Chief Hanke and Captain Bayer, as well as his own father Don still serve on the department. In addition, Jack’s uncles, Bill Hanke and Zack Bayer are also members on the department.