Funding and Recruitment Challenges – WOWK News

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“….Whether it’s a car accident or a house fire, a fire department typically arrives on scene within minutes. In West Virginia, more than 95 percent of the time those helping are volunteers.

“We have basically the same rules and regulations and training as [paid departments] but we don’t have the big city budget that a lot of the towns and cities have,” said George Hill, chief of the Cora Volunteer Fire Department….”

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http://www.wowktv.com/story/29381328/funding-and-recruiting-now-challenges-to-state-volunteer-fire-departments

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