advertisement

Volunteer firefighters in Nebraska

August 4, 2008 | 3:58 p.m. CDT
Ben Van Pelt, right, and Wes Schmer of the Ogallala Volunteer Fire Department put out a hay fire in an agriculture field near Paxton, Neb., July 15, 2008. They and other Ogallala firefighters responded to the fire because the closest volunteer department couldn't.

RELATED STORIES: Volunteer fire departments often strained by demands on time, waning membership

advertisements