Letters to the editor: Volunteer, or help firefighters by preparing for fires


September 4, 2020

According to a 2017 Minnesota Management and Budget report, Minnesota, with 780 fire departments, has the nation’s second-highest percentage — 88 percent — within the fire service that relies on more than 20,000 either paid on call or volunteer firefighters.

Volunteer firefighters answer the call to service, yet it takes time for the volunteers to respond to the fire hall, obtain gear and the response vehicle. Please consider joining a volunteer fire department. The department will assist in obtaining the necessary firefighter and emergency medical responder training to those who answ...

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