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April 28, 2014

Firehouses report few new recruits


Jonathan Chambers said he joined the Mount Vision Volunteer Fire Department because he wanted to help people and because he wanted to socialize with others who were helping the community.

“I came to the area and I didn’t know anyone,” Chambers said. “I came to the fire department to help with administrative support. Then, I decided to take a class, and I took scene support. I kept taking classes and now, I have gotten my Fire Service Instructor One.”

Nick Devine has been a volunteer firefighter since 1975. His wife, Noreen Devine, and his son, Ryan Devine, are members of the Mount Vision Volunteer Fire Department.

“When I was a kid, I was here all the time,” said Ryan Devine. “It was only a matter of time before I joined.”

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