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Leis named fire warden


September 19, 2019

Firefighting has been a lifelong passion for Crook County’s new Fire Warden, Doug Leis.

“My dad was a volunteer firefighter when I was a kid growing up, I hung out there with those guys back home in Wisconsin and became a firefighter there before I moved out here,” he says.

“The first ten years, I was in Gillette and I wasn’t on the fire department, but when I moved to Moorcroft, I got to know the guys over there and I’d been there probably about a year when I found out when one of their meetings was and went down and said hey, can I be a fireman too?”

That was 30 years ago, L...

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