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Three city firefighters elected to national group

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Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, 5:09 p.m.
 

Three members of Greensburg Fire Department's bloodhound team have been elected to positions with the National Police Bloodhound Association.

Bud Mertz was elected as president of the national group's board of trustees during a meeting this month at the Ramada, Route 30, east of Greensburg.

Lou Battistella, a firefighter and dog handler and instructor, was re-elected to the board. David Klingler was named sergeant of arms.

Mertz began his association with the bloodhound team and attended his first national association seminar in 1972 at age 14 as a junior Greensburg firefighter.

Battistella serves as a Greensburg firefighter and as dog handler and instructor. He began his affiliation with the national group in 1993.

Klingler, an assistant fire chief, has been an association member for 35 years.

Greensburg bloodhound team was formed in 1969 by Chief J. Edward Hutchinson.

The national association was founded in 1962 and offers a training school to teach handlers needed skills.

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