Colorado fire departments scramble to recruit new volunteers

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Colorado fire departments scramble to recruit new volunteers

Northern Colorado county struggles to find help; lives, property put at risk
Wayne DeLuca, right, sits with his son, Nick, after training at the Hayden fire training facility. The Hayden Fire Department has four sets of father-son firefighters.
Hayden firefighter Dal Leck teaches Nick DeLuca how to use the ladders. The large amount of time required to be a firefighter is one reason officials said it is hard to recruit and retain firefighters.

Colorado fire departments scramble to recruit new volunteers

Wayne DeLuca, right, sits with his son, Nick, after training at the Hayden fire training facility. The Hayden Fire Department has four sets of father-son firefighters.
Hayden firefighter Dal Leck teaches Nick DeLuca how to use the ladders. The large amount of time required to be a firefighter is one reason officials said it is hard to recruit and retain firefighters.
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