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SPFD hires new firefighter/paramedic

By Brandi Makuski

The Stevens Point Fire Department has added a new firefighter/paramedic to its team.

Alex Knight, 23, was hired by the Stevens Point Police & Fire Commission on July 2.

Knight hails from Oregon, Wis., which is located just south of Madison.

“I heard a lot of good things about this place, it was recommended to me that I apply here,” Knight said. “It’s kind of far away from home, but it’s got a small-city feel, and a college, so there’s a lot of things to do here. So I figured I’d give it a shot and apply.”

PFC President Gary Wescott said Knight had already completed all the requirements for being hired on at SPFD, and his expected start date as a probationary firefighter/paramedic was Monday, July 5.