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Technology and new materials have changed how fires are fought
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Technology and new materials have changed how fires are fought

This is the second part of The Valley Reporter’s conversation with Warren Volunteer Fire Department chief Jeff Campbell, Waitsfield-Fayston Volunteer Fire Department chief Tripp Johnson and Moretown Volunteer Fire Department chief Stefan Pratt. The series will continue next week.   The Waitsfield-Fayston Fire Department currently has 24 volunteers, while Moretown has 15 and Warren has 24 or 25. The Warren Fire Department received 92 calls last year and this year has received 87 calls before the end of August. When asked what accounts for the increase in calls, Campbell said, “I think it’s the population growth, or second-home owners who are making this their primary home. We’re probably going to see at least 25% growth.” Waitsfield typically gets 110-120 calls and ...