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    The Dangers Of Relying Solely On Volunteer Fire Departments

    On December 1, 2023, I received an alarming call from my mom, telling me about a major fire that erupted just down the street from her home. This news immediately sent shivers down my spine. As someone who served over two decades in the paid fire service, I’m acutely aware of the devastating impact fires can have. So, I decided to visit her and see the aftermath for myself. The scene was heartbreaking—a landmark building, burnt out and standing as a stark reminder of the incident. I captured the haunting images of the charred structure, which was yet another tragedy that unfolded so close to my childhood home. This fire,…