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Response rate: 81.1%

Lancaster firefighter Steven Dimeco (left) and Captain Andrew Mortimer at the site where Martin H. McNamara was missing.
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Fewer resources, greater risk for firefighters

By Bill Dedman
Globe Correspondent / January 31, 2005

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Fire departments are not only taking longer to get to fires, but often arrive at the scene with too few people to do the job safely. Such inadequate response increases property damage from fires, and the risks to the occupants of burning buildings. It also endangers the men and women who fight the fires. (Full article: 3025 words)

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