Criminal justice and safety forces were the focus for February’s Visioning Auglaize Leadership and Unity, a class designed to enhance knowledge of the county for local business leaders.
Members of the class toured county law enforcement and safety facilities located in Wapakoneta, including the Wapakoneta Fire Department.
Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites gave VALU members a tour of the fire house and spoke about daily operations of the firefighters, including downtime, regular maintanence, cleaning, training and squad and EMS runs.
The Wapakoneta Fire Department participated in a frigid, annual training session Thursday at the pond located behind the Wapakoneta Light and Power building on 251 Industrial Drive.
Fire Chief Kendall Krites said the training is important in case an ice rescue needs to be done during the cold, winter months.
In the fall of 2013, Wapakoneta City Schools did what many other schools across the U.S. are attempting to do nowadays — establish a way to curtail bullying in the district.
Part of this initiative came in the form of a new texting service that allows people to anonymously report any incident involving bullying among students.
The idea sprang from various meetings of the bullying committee, an organization made up of parents, teachers and administrators that formed in the spring of 2012.