FEBRUARY 17, 1997

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Volunteer firefighters help maintain a community

volunteer firefighters The Volunteer firefighters of District 45 in Duvall would like to invite you and your family to our open house this Saturday, Feb. 22.
   If you live in this area and have called 911 for help, chances are that the firefighter who comes to your home or helps you after a car accident is a volunteer. Most of us respond from our homes at all hours of the day or night regardless of the weather or what we may be doing with our families. Volunteer firefighters train on a weekly basis in order to provide this area with the best possible care and service you deserve. It takes a lot of time, dedication, and understanding.
   Sometimes the volunteer firefighters need your help, which is why I'm asking you to join us. As a member of the department, you will learn skills that save lives, rescue people, fight fires, and reduce property damage. Just ask any of the career firefighters at the station; they will tell that they, too, were volunteer firefighters.
   This area still depends on individuals like you, who can volunteer their time. We live in a wonderful community, and being a volunteer firefighter is my way of assuring Duvall remains that community.
   I hope to see you on Saturday at our open house. Who knows, maybe you will join the department--then you won't have to stand in line at the pancake breakfast.

R.B. Evans, Volunteer Lt. firefighter, Duvall