Humboldt Fire Department adds firefighter

Humboldt, IA -At Monday’s Humboldt City Council Meeting the Council approved the appointment of Kolton Gillespie as a volunteer fire fighter at the Humboldt Fire Department. Humboldt Fire Chief Jim Gronbach says Gillespie is a good addition to the fire department despite not having any experience fire fighting.

With the hiring of Gillespie, the Humboldt Fire Department is up to  22 fire fighters, and Gronbach says the fire department was at 21 fire fighters for around 130 or 140 years and that they have raised their by laws to increase their staff to 25 fire fighters. Gronbach says Gillespie, has a year to a year in a half to take firefighting 1.