SURRY COUNTY, N.C. -- The extreme need for volunteer firefighters in our state remains.
"In some of our rural areas [of the state] we've had the problem of not enough volunteers and the county or nearby city having to take over those nearby volunteers," said Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who visited fire departments throughout the county Monday driving home the need. "Volunteers make up the majority of our fire departments in North Carolina."
Behind the shortage
Part of the reason...