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Rural GF fire-fighter shortage

A shortage of volunteer firefighters could mean insurance hikes for residents in the rural Grand Forks area.

The North Fork area is currently under-served with only three volunteers. The Fire Underwriter’s Survey states they need at least ten.

Here’s Assistant Fire Chief Kevin McKinnon.

Mckinnon says about forty to fifty people attended a public meeting last week to take in information and some were given applications to become a volunteer.

But he adds there has to be a strong level of commitment – perhaps as many as ten new people – not just names on a list.

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