10/29/2010 12:57 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

In Pressed Economy Volunteer Emergency Responders Dwindle

David Lavergne grew up in Indian Lake and joined the volunteer ambulance squad when he was 16.

Sometimes his mom, who was the dispatcher, would call the school and ask that David be let out so he could answer an emergency call.

Times have changed, Lavergne said, and small communities are having a harder and harder time answering calls with volunteer responders.