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January 18, 2018

Firefighter convention site brings old friends together

James Bowman, left, is pictured with Ryan Hess of Monessen Fire Department No. 1 at the convention campsite. Bowman is Western Pennsylvania Firemen’s Association president, and Hess is convention co-chairman.

By Taylor Brown

tbrown@yourmvi.com

Firefighters from around the region say the annual Western Pennsylvania Firemen’s Convention is like a family reunion.

Monessen is hosting the convention, which is in its 124th year.

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