"At my dept in CO our Vol. get $35 per call, also $65 per shift on the weekends, each shift is 8 hrs and runs from Fri night till Sun night during our wildland season. They also get Vol pension after 10 years of service which is threw the state."
"Many of the Volunteer Companies in MI offer up to ten dollars per call plus an additional 10 for every hour past the first, but these are local policies not State mandated, Volunteers in SC have the opportunity through their FD to attend classes at…"
"One of the combination departments got a grant that covered the cost of six (6) credit hours at the local University. Don't know if that has lapsed or not. Another combo department gives something like $10-15 bucks per hour (2 hours min) for…"
I am from Louisiana and I am researching what other states are doing to benefit volunteers. My state offers volunteers a 500 dollar tax deduction toward state taxes. If anyone has any information on what your state does, please help me out. Thanks, Charlie
This is the group dedicated to the glue that holds "Pride and Ownership" together - tradition! We'll be talking about historic fires, important dates in fire history, and why we do things the way we do. .See More
Fires & runs with a "Close Call" where we coulda, shoulda, woulda-or, it was simply not avoidable. Short and sweet: what happened, what we learned, would do different...or...sometimes this sh!t just happens. A place to pass it on for others to learn.See More
"I agree, respectfully asking why is important. Too many variables to consider to just say "never" or "always".
Todd, I appreciate your stance the "new" generation thing, and I whole heartedly agree with you. Whining…"
I deal with the new generation on a daily basis, if it is at the firehouse, the training academy, or with the University I teach at. There are days that I must hold my tongue and my actions towards them because of their actions…"
I'm a liitle late, just listening to Chief Lasky's interview about the new FF1 andFF2 handbook. He mentioned the way things are taught today the same way they were taught in years past. I feel part of that is our (the training officer) fault because thats the way we were taught. We were taught a certain way and didn't ask why as the generation is today.He specifically mentioned attacking from the unburnt side and not always being ale to. Construction has changed, technology has changed,…See More
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