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Lack of Gear, Water Shortages Plague Firefighters in Sierra Leone

Fighting fires is always a challenge and often carries with it the risk of injury or death. In Sierra Leone, the challenges are even greater because of a lack of equipment and, often, water. Abulai Ibrahim Koroma suffered a head injury while fighting a fire over the Christmas holiday. He said he ended up paying for some of his treatment, because Sierra Leone firefighters have minimal insurance coverage. “The medication they give us is just first aid treatment," he said. "It...

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