Here recently at our department we have been growing. We are a combination department of full time, part-time, and volunteer personnel. Our volunteers still run the department which is a whole seperate issue. We have about 5 or six dedicated volunteers and people come in all the time wanting to volunteer. We have been looking at changing our requirements for volunteers. So I was wondering what other departments do as far as how many hours a volunteer must complete each month. When do you give them a uniform and gear? When do they get pagers? And many more....So if you can just send me your protocols for volunteer requirements or a summary of how you do it at your department.