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TAYLOR, TX – The Taylor Fire Department is seeking volunteers to serve on the Taylor Fire DepartmentRehab Team. The Rehab Team is an organization formed by former Taylor Fire Chief Pat Ekiss to supportfirefighters working on major incidents. Team members will receive training at monthly meetings, and willbe provided with all necessary equipment and supplies. Team members must be 21 years of age and mustlive in Taylor. Team training meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at TaylorFire Station One downtown. Anyone interested in learning more about the rehab team is welcome toattend a meeting.The Rehab Team was formed in 2015 to provide firefighters access to a true rehab experience when theyare on a fire scene. It gives them a place to sit down, hydrate, and get a quick snack if they have been onscene for a while without relief. Air bottles are filled and firefighters are checked out by EMS before goingback inside a burning or smoke-filled structure. Being properly rehabbed allows firefighters to finish the joband go safely home to the station.The Rehab Team utilizes Rehab 1, a Fire Department vehicle specially equipped for the mission. It isoutfitted with cones for marking the rehab area perimeter; tables and chairs; large jugs for water andGatorade; hot chocolate and coffee; paper and plastic goods; and several types of snacks. The truck alsocarries a generator; various lights, heaters and fans; and tents for use in inclement weather or as protectionfrom the sun. Most importantly, the truck is outfitted with a compressed air system for filling empty airbottles. Team members also have the use of Squad 1, an SUV that can be used by additional teampersonnel going to the fire scene. All required uniforms and equipment are provided by the Taylor FireDepartmentFor additional information about how to participate, call Michele Vrabel in Fire Administration at 512-352-6992.-END