Volunteer fire fighters shortage could mean huge insurance rate hike

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CBC – Residents in a community north of Grand Forks, B.C., could be facing a big hike in fire insurance rates unless more volunteers fire fighters step forward.

Grand Forks Fire chief Dale Heriot says the North Fork area needs at least 10 volunteer fire fighters, but currently there are only three.

“‘If we don’t succeed in getting the ten volunteers, fire insurance rates will probably more than double,” said Heriot. “We need some people in the area to step up for sure.”

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