Volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel are the first responders to thousands of emergency calls every day," [Philip C. Stittleburg] wrote. "Close to 40% of the population lives in communities protected by all, or mostly, volunteer fire departments, mainly in rural or semi-rural areas where residents and structures are spread out over a large area. As a result, volunteers often have to drive long distances to respond to calls and attend training.
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