Volunteer firefighters are the driving force to getting through fire season

  • Source: KIMA-TV CBS 29 Yakima
  • Published: 07/13/2017 05:52 PM

Does making next to nothing and facing house or brush fires every couple of days sound like a dream job opportunity? Fire Chief Nathan Craig said this is the reality for many of the firefighters in the Yakima Valley and across the United States. "70 percent of our country is protected by volunteer firefighters," he said. Each fire department has drills once a week to make sure their volunteers are ready for anything. Craig is part of West Valley Fire Department and he has 88 of them at his station. "We typically get the best of the community that comes out and volunteers. It's people that want to be here and they don't have to be here. They want to be here," Craig said.


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