Volunteer Firefighting: Don't Forget the Rural Fire Service

01/30/2013
By Mike Chihuly Do you belong to a small, rural fire service that struggles monthly just to pay the basic overhead bills that "keep the doors open?" Are you wondering where the money for medical supplies, vehicle fuel, apparatus repairs and insurance is going to come from next? Are you a all- or almost-all-volunteer service, but don't know where your next volunteer is going to come from in a small community of about 200 adults that are scattered over 25 miles of highway? Do you sponsor and pay for firefighter and EMT classes to bolster your volunteer ranks but are lucky a year later to have one of them left volunteering in your department? Do you fail to meet many National Fire ...

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