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Like other volunteer fire departments, the Grant Town has struggled to stay afloat with a tight budget and a handful of members.  But, they have managed to get by and now, according to Chief John Riley, they are turning the corner.

It boasts the largest tanker truck in the county, along with an ambulance service, something that only a handful of departments around offer.

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