Quad County Fire Deparment is a small town fire department that I currently volunteer as a training captain. Our fire department is almost as rural as it can come with a small call volume. When calls do come they come with vengeance. Our call volumes consists of motor vehicle accidents, brush fires, etc. Our structural firefighting calls are too few and are often too far gone to do much interior operations. For many departments that can cause a number of problems for our rural departments that are in the same predicament as we are.
Rural fire departments are a special breed of department. We are poised with personal commitments, full time jobs, and financial hardtines on the fire department side. This shouldnt stop our firefighters, with the incredible tool of technology and the use of magazine subscriptions such as fireenginnering should keep our minds and skills fresh.
Schneider, Walter, (2019), Fire and Emergency Services Instrictor, IFSTA