What can be done to help fire companies?

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By Sarah Paez

The outlook may appear daunting for Pennsylvania’s volunteer fire companies, saddled with years of financial and staffing struggles.

But some departments are finding ways to reverse the trend. The Gregg Township Fire Company gained around two dozen new members, nearly 80 percent of the total crew, after a change in leadership, Chief Scott Breon said.

The total number of volunteer firefighters statewide has fallen nearly 90 percent since the 1970s, according to the Pennsylvania Fire and Emergency Services Institute. (Click here to read more)

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