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Our Federal, State and Local Government's ability to respond to and recover from disasters is directly influenced by how well prepared our first responders are and how well they work together as a team before, during, and after a large-scale weather event. Fire Fighters, Police Officers, Paramedics, and Emergency Medical Technicians are just a few of Civilian First Responders before and after a Catastrophic event. During a disaster, first responders and volunteers play a key role in search and rescue, evacuations, door-to-door checks, and maintaining overall public safety within the community. They support not only their own communities but neighboring towns as well when called upon to do so. 
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