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EMT and firefighter shortages at the Homer Volunteer Fire Department

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Homer’s fire department continues to face an EMT and firefighter shortage — a problem exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us for a discussion with Deputy Chief Joe Kahles and EMS Assistant Chief Samantha Cunningham from the Homer Fire Department, and Deputy Chief Eric Schultz from Kachemak Emergency Services to discuss the issue and upcoming trainings.

In 2019, Hope moved to Unalaska/Dutch Harbor to work for Alaska's Energy Desk and KUCB — the westernmost public radio newsroom in the country. She has lived, worked and filed stories from California, New York, Bolivia, Peru, Cuba and Alaska.