Stowe, Vt. – When you dial 9-1-1 you expect someone to show up quickly and help right?

Well unless EMS groups can bring in more volunteers, and maintain a steady crew, that may not be so easy. But one Vermont town has identified some reasons for the lack of volunteers, and they’re looking to remedy the situation.

“Probably a lot of people don’t think about it until you need to,” commented Town Manager Charles Safford. He says emergency first response volunteers are the life-blood of a community, “When your house is on fire or you’re the one having chest pains, but they perform a core, fundamental service to the community.”

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