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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Rural counties face volunteer shortage


TEKOA—The City Council of Tekoa will be holding a meeting to talk about recruiting for volunteer firefighters and EMS, Tuesday, March 7, at the Tekoa High School from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

President of the Tekoa Ambulance/EMS, Ken Morrison explained that they are facing issues finding people who want to volunteer.

It’s not just Tekoa that is facing the issue of understaffed volunteer firefighters/EMS, but several towns around the county, Morrison added, mentioning that the Rosalia ambulance is going to attend the meeting to support recruiting.

“It’s a nationwide issue, and it’s getting...

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