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.

“…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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