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Farmington Firefighters Tapped For Tournament Of Roses Parade

FARMINGTON, Maine - Two members of a Maine fire department shaken by tragedy in September are going to represent fellow firefighters in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day in Pasadena, California. WMTW-TV reports that Farmington firefighter Steve Bunker will ride on a float sponsored by the Odd Fellows that's shaped like a firetruck with the theme, "First Responders Bring Hope."

Fellow Farmington firefighter Patty Cormier will be in the grandstands as a special guest. Farmington has been recovering from the Sept. 16 propane explosion that killed Capt. Michael Bell and injured several others.