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Milford Fire Commission Urging Random Drug, Alcohol Tests For Firefighters

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6/24/2012 9:00 AM
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New Haven Register, June 24, 2012

New Haven Register, June 24, 2012: The Board of Fire Commissioners for the town of Milford is pushing for the department and the union to implement random drug and alcohol testing. Wallingford Fire Chief Peter Struble, also a part-time instructor in the fire science program at UNH, said he fears it would take a catastrophe involving firefighters using drugs or alcohol on duty before the issue is debated at a statewide level. “At the end of the day, it’s still the supervisor’s job to make sure everyone is fit for duty,” he says.

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[This article also appeared in the Milford-Orange Bulletin and Firehouse.com]