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Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch Cabell County EMS Lieutenant Assistant Supervisor David McClure says his role requires as much sensitivity as it does medical training. "They're calling you on their roughest day, normally, so they're obviously in a bad state," he said. "You have to learn how to be personable with them and, at the same time, recognize that they're critical and take care of that."

HUNTINGTON - When Dave McClure graduated from Meigs High School in 2003, he joined the Pomeroy Volunteer Fire Department in his Ohio hometown.

He liked it. He liked the energy of being part of emergency response. He liked helping people.

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