Only a moment of rest, the alarm goes off and the filled room of volunteer firefighters scramble out the door and out to the rigs; you are LIVE in the madness. We jump into the Chiefs Buggy with Curtis Patterson, one of the Volunteers; we're in route. We hear the 2nd alarm, we're nearly at the park and we here the 3rd, we arrive in the park, in an area that no one else seems to know about our find; not a good thing and you will see why. First in with Water is Maine and a Probie from Kentland that is at his VERY FIRST FIRE, dragging in the first line. These departments need more funding for both Volunteers and the Paid guys. Let's talk about communications and the people that are not communicating. It could have been much worse, but still very dangerous. Back at the Station, Maine goes through some training as punishment for a mistake, and he has to carry it around with him for a week.
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