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Firefighter Training Varies
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Jun 28, 2013 04:36 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Bill Lundy has seen a lot of changes in the 36 years he has served as a volunteer firefighter in the central Nebraska town of York.

The world of rural firefighting has changed considerably with new and more sophisticated equipment, the new reality of responding to homeland security threats, and the growth of small towns during his nearly four decades of service to his community.

Of the most positive changes, at least in York, are the improved training of volunteers and more communications between firefighters and local businesses.

"In the old days, we never knew what kind ...

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