By Associated Press - Monday, July 18, 2016

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - State officials are encouraging Delawareans to serve their communities as members of local volunteer fire companies.

Legislation being signed by Gov. Jack Markell should make the recruitment process a little easier.

Markell plans to sign a bill on Tuesday that exempts anyone applying for membership in a volunteer fire company from paying the cost of the required criminal background check done by the State of Delaware Bureau of Identification.

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