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Second Alarm Brewhouse looks to recruit younger volunteer firefighters

Long before the sun comes up, things are heating up at Second Alarm Brewhouse as it extinguishes thirst with coffee strong enough for America's bravest. Instead of ladders, they have lattes, and the "hot spot" they're most eager to put out is the drop in volunteer firefighters. Volunteer firefighters respond to fires, medical calls and more, and they also hold community events to bring people together. A recent drop in the number of volunteers has many worried about the ability for volunteer companies to stay open. "It's absolutely apparent why you're here, what you're here to do, and what we're here for," said Duane McKee, president and CEO of Second Alarm Brewhouse, a nonprofit organization with a master plan. "Eventually, what we'd like to grow into hire recruiters, full-time, 40 hours a week, out in the streets to recruit volunteer firefighters."