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Thousands of Arizonans assist public-safety crews in emergencies

Like millions of Americans, Walt Schuknecht wondered what he could do to protect the homeland and fight terrorism after Sept. 11. But, unlike most of those folks, the 57-year-old Scottsdale ham-radio buff acted on that whim and found an answer in the Citizen Corps, a nationwide volunteer movement that is quietly blossoming in cities and towns across Arizona. Schuknecht joined Chandler’s Community Emergency Response Team, which put him through an eight-week course on first aid, search and rescue, firefighting and other courses on disaster preparedness. Full Story

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