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Ky. counties need more volunteer firefighters

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) - Many rural Kentucky residents depend on
volunteer firefighters to be the first on the scene of an
emergency, but there is a declining number of volunteers for some
south central counties.
Shannon White, secretary of the Barren County Fire Chief's
Association, told the Glasgow Daily Times that of the nine fire
departments in the county, eight are volunteer.
Nearly every department in the county has fewer firefighters
than they'd like and the departments can't afford to lose the ones
they have.
Gary Fancher, chief of the North Metcalfe Volunteer Fire
Department, said the biggest issue is having enough firefighters
available to respond to calls in the middle of the day.
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Information from: Glasgow Daily Times,
http://www.glasgowdailytimes.com

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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