The city's fire marshal and four city inspectors were deputized to act as special assistant state fire marshals for 2012.

Fire Marshal David Cope, and city inspectors Richard Blankenship, John Chenault, Patrick Walsh and Melanie Wieringa, were deputized by state Fire Marshal William Barnard.

Laurel Mayor Craig Moe had requested the special designation from the state to help the city carryout permitting and inspections.


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