by Kurt Hildebrand

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September 25, 2013
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Volunteers key to East Fork emergency response

When crisis strikes, whether fire, flood or earthquake, Douglas County relies on volunteers to respond. The East Fork Fire & Paramedic Districts rely on 99 volunteer firefighters to work alongside 57 paid staffers to respond to all kinds of emergencies. Volunteer firefighters must undergo the same training as their paid brethren, and must keep up their certifications. Last year, nearly two-dozen cadets participated in training, with 17 certified at the end of the six-month training period. It was the largest East Fork cadet class in years. Cadet training begins in January after an orientation, which is scheduled for the first …

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 1, 2013 04:27PM Published Sep 25, 2013 11:32PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.