I am well past the age that I could volunteer for such a worthy cause, but knowin now that so many are volunteers makes me want to reach out and see how I can support them. Low number of fires in the area and low budgets, are probably the cause of so many being staffed with volunteers. It is concernin however that the number of volunteers is shrinkin. What happens during a particularly hard year in the economy and people are givin up their volunteer time to work a second job? That could lead to some issues and disasters.