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By Brandon Cline

Goldendale Fire Department needs volunteers


Brandon Cline

Robert Huwe (right) oversees volunteer firefighters participating in drills at the A.M. Todd Company on June 26.

As summer gets underway, the Goldendale Fire Department (GFD) is in dire need of volunteers to help meet the needs of the city.

The GFD, which is made up entirely of unpaid volunteers, currently has 15 firefighters working in the department, but longtime firefighter John Halm said that the department could use 15-20 more volunteers to help ease the burdens of current volunteers.

Halm says that while the GFD isn't receiving a lot of fire calls yet, they are taking more and more medical calls within the city's limits. Those medical calls are somewhat of a new twist for the department, as Klickitat County Rescue 7 used to respond to calls within Goldendale.

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