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Bemidji Volunteer fireman 2nd Assistant Mike Collins, left, and Deputy Chief Kevin Bahr have a combined 45 years of experience. MONTE DRAPER | BEMIDJI PIONEER

The fire remains: Times have changed but their spark for the job remains

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Little Kevin Bahr knew he wanted to be a fireman when he grew up. The flashing red lights and blaring sirens on the fire trucks captivated the young lad.


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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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