It’s not just a problem in West Virginia. Although we are seeing it more and more in our communities, this is a National problem. Normally, issues like this pose a problem for West Virginia later in the time line than for most of the country. While the problem isn’t as large-scale here at home, we can look to the future to bring these problems within the next few years.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130018464

“…unprecedented cuts to fire station budgets are raising concerns about municipalities’ ability to respond to emergencies, especially now that wildfire season has begun.”

“…relatives brought a choking 2-year-old to the fire station down their block. The station was closed that day for budget reasons. It took 9 1/2 minutes for a paramedic to arrive. The boy did not survive.”

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