Making a Difference: Volunteer Firefighter Ted Green

By KBJR News 1

November 7, 2013 Updated Dec 17, 2013 at 2:43 PM CDT

(NNCNOW.com) --- Many northland communities rely on volunteers to staff their fire halls.

In recent years the number of people willing to serve as volunteer firefighters has dwindled.

Finding the time to train for a position can be difficult if you are raising a family and holding down job.

But the town of Namakagon's volunteer fire department is holding the number in its ranks.

You might be surprised to learn that retirees are helping to take up the slack.

One of those seniors who are Making a Difference is 80 year old Ted Green.