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A firefighter and EMT shortage has struck several communities in Suffolk County. (Credit: CBS2)

Long Island Communities Face Major Volunteer Firefighter, EMT Shortage

Volunteer fire and rescue services on Long Island are in need of more than a few good men and women.

11/27/2014

FILE -- Firefighters battle a brush fire in Carlstadt, N.J., in April 2012. (Credit: Getty Images)

Departments Struggle To Recruit Volunteer Firefighters In Bergen County

Volunteer fire departments in Bergen County and beyond are struggling to recruit firefighters, forcing many municipalities to juggle their budgets so that they can pay firefighters.

06/04/2014

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New York Holds 4th Annual RecruitNY Event Seeking Volunteer Firefighters

Volunteer firefighting involves more than running into burning buildings, officials said.

04/24/2014

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Volunteer Fire Departments Worry Loss Of Tuition Grants Could Decimate Them

Volunteer fire departments already have been struggling to recruit new members, and now, a popular incentive to join a department is disappearing.

03/31/2014

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Fire Departments Seeking Volunteers Across The State

Fire departments are opening their doors this weekend across the state to recruit more volunteers.

04/09/2011