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Honor the Badge: Fire Explorer Program Teaches More Than Fighting Fires Video included

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In Jefferson County there's a group of high school students answering the call of duty. The Fire Explorer Program at the Short Creek Joint Fire District is teaching four boys more than just fighting fires.

Honor the Badge: Noel Clarke Passed Away

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Some sad news for one local community as Moundsville Fire Chief, Noel Clarke passed away on Thursday.

Honor The Badge: Jacob Skinner

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After serving two tours with the marines in Iraq and Afghanistan; Wheeling Police Patrolman Jacob Skinner received a Purple Heart for his bravery. 

Honor the Badge: 'Books with Badges'

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An Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper is walking into classrooms across the Ohio Valley with some books and his badge and he's making a big impact. 

Honor the Badge: Noel Clarke

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Moundsville Fire Chief Noel Clarke has been serving the community he grew up in for the last 20 years.

Honor the Badge: 15-Year-Old Aspires to be an Officer

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One boy at the age of 15 is going above and beyond to prepare himself for his dream of becoming a Wheeling Police Officer. 

Honor The Badge: Ohio Valley Man Receives A High Honor in Firefighting

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One of the highest honors in the fire service in the state of Ohio will be given to a man right here in the Ohio Valley. 

HONOR THE BADGE: Wells Twp. Police Captain Sean Norman

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Fifteen years ago, Wells Township Police Captian Sean Norman had a simple idea - to make a haunted house in Brilliant.  That idea is now a nationally recognized attraction bringing thousands into the Ohio Valley every October, but more importantly - it's breaking down barriers.

HONOR THE BADGE: The Subasic Family

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For the Subasics, the fire service is a part of their family. It started with their grandmother who served on the Bridgeport women's auxiliary, and now has three active members protecting the village. Fighting fires is second nature for the family.  Krystin Subasic and her brother Joey said becoming volunteer firefighters was never if -- it was when. "He'd run out when the pager ran and I was like I want to go. I want to see what it is," Krystin said.  They laug...

Honor the Badge: One Fireman Goes Beyond the Line Of Duty

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Gray Nagy says he feels at home in the historic North Street firehouse.

Honor the Badge: Sergeant Josh Sanders

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From the SWAT Team to the Honor Guard to Safety Town, there aren't many things that Officer Sanders hasn't done on the force. "Everybody always says I want to be a cop, I want to be a fireman," said Sergeant Josh Sander. "I said I want to be a cop, it stuck...and then my dad let me watch Die Hard...yipeekaiyay."  Like most things in life, Sergeant Sanders used humor to tell 7News about his inspiration to become a police officer, but despite the laughs he is ...

Honor the Badge: Ohio County 911

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The first emergency responder you may encounter in your time of need is not wearing a badge or driving in a cruiser, they're working in a 911 center ready to listen and get you help, "We're the first person the public has contact with, we can either make or break it," said Ohio County 911 Director, Theresa Russell. In a short amount of time, dispatchers at the Ohio County 911 center said they're the eyes and ears for the police, sheriff's office, and fire departments, but i...

Honor the Badge: Deputy Sheriff Klempa and K9 Spartan

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The only pair of its kind in West Virginia, an unlikely K9 deputy and his handler are making a big impact on the community, keeping the streets safe and redefining what it means to be man's best friend.  Deputy Sheriff Nate Klempa calls his K9 partner Spartan the best tool in his toolbox. 

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