As with all volunteer organizations, there is one key element.
In recent years, the ranks of the Mariposa County Fire Department have fallen — a nationwide trend.
For volunteer firefighter Harve Dearing, the numbers are alarming and he’s hoping more people will decide to join the ranks.
“It is still difficult to reach but there is a pool out there of potential volunteers,” said Dearing.
Dearing said people move to this area all of the time and some of them would be great candidates ...
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