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BOS Approves Albemarle Volunteer Firefighter Program Report

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The first annual report on Albemarle County's volunteer firefighter program was approved by Albemarle supervisors Wednesday.

The division chief for volunteer services, Tom LaBelle, provided an update on the health and welfare of recruitment and retention locally. He says the county stands in a fairly good place but there is a push to bring in more volunteers as the community expands.

"When you see large events happen in the county, what you see is mutual aid, all of the agencies coming together and working together, that's our approach to retention and recruitment as well,” LaBelle said.

LaBelle says retaining volunteers is a national issue. Some strategies at that level have included using social media to get the word out about opportunities.

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