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Paid Carolina Firefighters 'Moonlight' as Volunteer Firefighters

Firefighters' reasons for why they would volunteer to do a job they could get paid for may not all be the same, but it boils down to the same things: A desire to serve the community and the bonds of brotherhood. "We had a fire in the neighborhood that I grew up in," Capt. Glyn Hasty said. "After the fire was out, some of the firefighters took time and talked to many of our neighbors. As a result, I became interested." Hasty, 44, is a paid firefighter in his hometown of Charlotte and a volunteer in Indian Land, where he lives. When he was 16, he decided this was his path in life.  "I called the Mecklenburg County Fire Marshall's Office and asked if and how ...

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