Big Brothers, Big Sisters program helps build kids up

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The engine powered out of Franklin’s Fire Station 23, lights flashing and siren blaring.

For the Franklin firefighters in the station that day, it was one of hundreds of runs they’ve been on. But for Joe Miller, it was an electrifying experience.

Joe, 14, was able to ride in the engine, wore the communications headset the other firefighters wore, and watched as crew members investigated a report of smoke in a home.

“He’s all charged up. He’s looking for another run,” said Leo Caplette, a Franklin firefighter and Joe’s mentor.

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