NH fire department struggles to cover EMS

By Dan O'Brien
The Union Leader

WEARE, N.H. — Fire officials hope a town warrant article to move money from an existing account to pay for two full-time emergency medical technicians won't meet with rejection like similar proposals in recent years.

Weare's volunteer fire department does not have EMTs who work during weekdays, which means 20 percent of the town's emergency medical calls are handled by fire departments from neighboring towns, according to officials.

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