Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Brattleboro Reformer - Towns wrestle with shortage of volunteers
Brattleboro Reformer - Towns wrestle with shortage of volunteers: "owns wrestle with shortage of volunteers By NICOLE ORNE, Reformer Staff Tuesday, October 23 GUILFORD -- Volunteer fire departments around the county and the state are looking for ways to draw in help as the pool of potential volunteers continues to dwindle. The Guilford Fire Department now offers $5 gas cards to each volunteer when they respond to a call. Despite efforts, however, Chief Dan Stoughton says they've had a basic core of volunteers that has been there for 20 years, with very little new blood coming in."