Scouts tour fire station to earn safety badge

SAFETY FIRST—Scouts from Troop 264 pose with Rockford firefighter Robert Berkstressor as they toured the station to earn a fire safety badge.

Rockford has a fire department that is unlike many others, Boy Scouts from Troop 264 learned during a tour of the station on Thursday, June 21. Firefighter Robert Berkstressor welcomed the youngsters and told them he is a believer in the value of Scouting and earned the organization’s highest honor of Eagle Scout in 1976. […]