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Baltimore County volunteer fire companies vow to fight proposed closures
Baltimore County volunteer fire companies vow to fight proposed closures

A report commissioned by the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association that recommends closing three of its member stations and merging several others has triggered a backlash from volunteers who vow a fight to keep their station doors open. "It's definitely been shattering to most of this department," said Charles Weber Jr., a third-generation volunteer firefighter who is president of the Violetville Volunteer Fire Department, one of the three recommended for closure. "We're upset. We're ready to fight." Weber said representatives of Violetville, Woodlawn and Liberty Road stations were summoned to a meeting with officers from the county...

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