Jack Bates

Jack Bates

Creston firefighters run half-marathon in turnout gear

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Creston Fire Rescue firefighters Jack Bates, Eric Einagle, Shana Toale (the runners’ support crew) and Jordan Shaw completed the Blue Heron Half-Marathon on Sept. 13 with a time of 3:02:19, raising $970 for the Kids Equipment for Music and Sports Foundation.

The organization was founded by Einagle, Toale and Shaw to help children access equipment or instruments. The trio was part of a five-member team taking part in Creston Fire Rescue’s work experience program for the past year.