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Cade Scott, a long-time volunteer at the Fenton Fire Department was given the title of honorary firefighter Aug. 15. Scott was part of a pilot program to give students with special needs real world experience.

 A dedicated volunteer for the Fenton Fire Department (FFD) was recognized for his years of service this summer.

 At the Aug. 15, training meeting the FFD presented an “Honorary Firefighter” helmet and plaque to local resident and volunteer Cade Scott.

 “He is a regular around the station during the daytime,” said Fire Chief Bob Cairnduff. This includes helping keep the station clean.

 Cairnduff said Scott started coming to the station while in high school (about eight years ago) as part of a trial program that placed kids with special needs into the workplace to help them develop life and work skills.

 Cairnduff said Scott fell in love with the fire service and he still comes to the station to help wherever he can. 

 Scott’s family told Cairnduff that his experience at their station opened the doors for many other children with special needs to get out into the workforce in Genesee County.

 “They were extremely grateful for his time here and how we have accepted him as part of the team,” Cairnduff said. 

 Lt. Dustin Lucius headed this special project. “He did a great job presenting Cade with the special honor,” Cairnduff said.

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