Firefighters respond to high school alarm

From Local Sources

FERDINAND — Units of the Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department responded to an alarm activation Wednesday afternoon at Forest Park Junior-Senior High School.

There was no fire associated with the 5:28 p.m. callout to the 1440 Michigan St. school, according to Fire Chief John Hoppenjans. Instead, he added, the department found a faulty smoke detector that maintenance staff replaced.

The system was successfully reset.

Four trucks and 12 firefighters were on the scene 15 minutes.

The Ferdinand Police Department also assisted.

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