Introducing a new firefighter

T-R PHOTO By MIKE DONAHEY

The newest member of the Marshalltown Fire Department is Jeremy Weiermann, left, as he is introduced to the Marshalltown City Council earlier this week by Fire Chief David Rierson. The MFD is now at full strength said Rierson. The MFD is celebrating its 115th year of service, according to archives. The year 1862 marked the first year Marshalltown was served by volunteer firefighters. That tradition continued for 40 years. In 1902 the department became full time.