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High Country Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Robert Trotter provides training to volunteer firefighters at High Country Fire Department. High Country and Williams Fire Department are currently looking for volunteers to meet staffing needs. (Loretta Yerian/WGCN)

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Lack of volunteers leaves Williams fire departments stretched to provide essential services

High Country Fire and Rescue and Williams Volunteer Fire Department are two of the more than 19,762 volunteer fire departments in the U.S. looking to fill their ranks with volunteers.