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September 6, 2021 14 min

Chief of Callands Volunteer Fire and Rescue Damian Maurakis talks about the difficulties facing the agency, particularly when responding to EMS calls. After responding to just 30% of EMS calls in FY 2020, they were able to increase that number to 50% in FY 21, and 67% so far in FY 22. The key has been paying part-time staff to man the station during the busiest hours of the day, and his goal is to bring that response rate up to 100% by whatever means necessary. Damian also talks about increased training requirements, difficulties recruiting, and other challenges facing volunteer fire and rescue agencies in Pittsylvania County. 

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