By Gwen Albers
For the Optic
Sam Pacheco wants to make sure there’s someone to help should his Fort Union home catch on fire.
So Pacheco, a 53-year-old maintenance worker at the United World College, joined the Watrous Volunteer Fire Department as did his girlfriend, Maria Archuleta, 41.
The couple was among 15 to sign up during a Monday meeting to decide whether or not the fire department should close because it had only three to four regular volunteers.