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Chinook Volunteer Fire Department is seeking more 'Volunteers'


July 18, 2018

The Chinook Volunteer Fire Department recruiting new firefighters. Firefighters play an important role in the safety and health of the community. "And," Chief Kraig Hansen added, "being a firefighter is fun." Call the chief at 945-1352 for details about becoming a volunteer firefighter.

The Chinook Fire Department recently hosted locals to learn how to join the fire department. Chief Kraig Hansen said, "We currently have 17 firefighters (three women and 14 men) on our roster, we need 28." He added, "During the East Fork fire a lot of people helping fight the fire, told me they might like to be volunteer firefighters. We could use 10 new firefighters right now." Six prospects showed up, several with volunteer firefighter experience.

Shortages of volunteer firefighters are not just a local problem. "Wall Street Journal" cited a National Volunteer Fire Council report that fou...

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