Country Music star and former first responder Craig Morgan joined representatives of Kidde Fire Safety, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fire safety advocate and multi-faceted entertainer Kix Brooks and national and state fire leaders to issue a call for support of U.S. volunteer fire departments. The U.S. has more than 30,000 fire departments, and 85 percent of them are staffed solely or mainly by volunteer firefighters. These men and women protect more than 60 percent of Americans, particularly in rural communities, however, volunteers have steadily declined.
“Living in Dickson County, Tennessee, I see every day how committed these men and women are to their communities. As a former first responder, I want to continue to do what I can to help keep families safe. That means making sure our volunteer fire departments have the support they need,” said Craig Morgan.
In 2011, Craig Morgan used his EMT training and rescued two children from a burning house in Tennessee.
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