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New captain raised to be firefighter

Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano, right, pins a captain’s badge on new Great Bend Fire Department Capt. Travis Parmley’s shirt Friday morning. Parmley is the GBFD’s newest captain.

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Great Bend Fire Department firefighter Travis Parmley has really climbed the ladder, so to speak. The eight-year GBFD veteran was promoted to captain in May.
“My dad was a volunteer firefighter,” he said. “I just grew up around firefighters and EMTs.”
Born and raised in the small Marion County community of Florence, it was the thing to do. “We all looked up to and respected the fire department,” he said.
So, when he could, the full-time diesel mechanic became a part-time fireman.
Then, in 2004, the opportunity to make fighting fires a career in Great Bend came knocking. Parmley answered ...

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