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Hubbard First Responders are a fixture at accidents, working with ambulance personnel. The 16th annual Hubbard Holiday Boutique is Saturday, Nov. 3. It raises funds for the squad. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

First Responders rebuild

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It was a matter as simple as carrying an EpiPen.

Those were the first things to go when Hubbard First Response and Rescue cut expenses after weathering a financial scandal two years ago that left the squad demoralized, depleted and despondent.


They were down to eight people on the all-volunteer squad.

In 2011, the squad's former treasurer was given a year and a day in jail for embezzling $32,000 over a two-year period.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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