Arthur S Collatz
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Asking to much... ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kirk D. Baughman Mar 10, 2011. 15 Replies

This is towards the volunteer sector. How much is to much. What should we expect from our volunteers? Is it to much to ask to make trainings, to make general meetings, to be expected to clean…Continue

 

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Mar 13, 2011
Kirk D. Baughman replied to Arthur S Collatz's discussion Asking to much... ?
"we have the same problem. we have six stations all volunteers. we have three chiefs. the sop's stats members must make at less 40% of calls,training,station duties. do they all make it no. we really can't kick every one off if they…"
Mar 10, 2011
Arthur S Collatz replied to Arthur S Collatz's discussion Asking to much... ?
"Officers are voted on and serve 2 years... its my opinion they should be appointed. The biggest problem as I see it is that the department is only 6 years old and most everyone started at the same time and think that it is a democracy and they…"
Mar 10, 2011
Gregory Borg replied to Arthur S Collatz's discussion Asking to much... ?
"I don't think he was making fun of you, he was trying to teach you something so you next entry would be more professional. A humble person would accept the help."
Mar 9, 2011
Steve Howard replied to Arthur S Collatz's discussion Asking to much... ?
"Quick question, do you vote on officers each year or are they appointed? Just curious but typically related. Stick in there, you are not the first to have to deal with this issue. It is a normal part of any department's maturing process. It is…"
Mar 9, 2011
Arthur S Collatz replied to Paresh Trivedi's discussion Who will create this dream machine of free magnetic energy and make America proud? in the group Vehicle Extrication & Rescue
"ME ME ME ME!!!! how can I go wrong, they said it works. perpetual motion!! woo hoo. Ok I am sorry, I do not mean to offend anyone. But I am a little skeptical. Know if someone has some first hand information, or a demonstration close to me, then I…"
Mar 9, 2011
Arthur S Collatz replied to Arthur S Collatz's discussion Asking to much... ?
"Thanks for all the replys. I don't want to make it sound doom and gloom, because its not, but we do have some members that don't show up for trainings or meetings and then show up for a call and like someone said they don't know where…"
Mar 9, 2011
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Mar 9, 2011
Steve Howard replied to Arthur S Collatz's discussion Asking to much... ?
"We require members to attend at least 6 monthly meetings, 6 monthly work details and 6 monthly trainings per year. They must attend at least 36 hours of training per year. Firefighters are expected to complete FF1 within 2 years. They must also be…"
Mar 9, 2011
Cassie replied to Arthur S Collatz's discussion Asking to much... ?
"1. Attend training every Tuesday from 7pm-11pm, unless excused. 2. Cover 1-2 night shifts a week (long time members or those with families are sometimes excused from this, considering most of our dept is college students. And we often do get to…"
Mar 9, 2011
Greg Nienstedt replied to Arthur S Collatz's discussion Asking to much... ?
"I am glad to see that we someone else is having the same issues we are. We are trying to change our membershio requirments from one training a quarter to two trainings a quarter. the problem we have seen is that members only show up for one training…"
Mar 9, 2011
Jeremy Pickett replied to Arthur S Collatz's discussion Asking to much... ?
"We are a small department with between 15 to 20 calls a year. We have 4 drills a month, and expect the members to attend at least 2 a month, unless they have work or another committment. If someone stops coming to drills we usually give them 6…"
Mar 9, 2011
Clay Reynolds replied to Arthur S Collatz's discussion Asking to much... ?
"Be FF1/FF2 within in a year, make 20% of the runs, miss no more then 3 trainings in a row, miss no more then 3 meetings in a row. If there is a problem you talk with the board and make your case, family issues, job issues, or anything else and they…"
Mar 9, 2011
Andy Turnham replied to Arthur S Collatz's discussion Asking to much... ?
"I have no experience of a Voluteer Fire Department, but these kind of issues make me wonder if Firefighting and pure volunteerism still work. Maybe it's time to chnage the model."
Mar 9, 2011

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Training Officer
Years in Fire/EMS:
10
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Pine River
Years With Department/Agency
2
My Training:
Certified FF1, Vehicle rescue instructor, haz-mat ops, Driver / operator, Medical first responder, emergency mgmnt certificate, FEMA instructor, Search and rescue SARTECH III,
Day Job:
exterminator
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
always have always will
Why I Love Fire/EMS
not sure
Top Issues Facing Responders:
training

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At 7:01pm on March 8, 2011, Roger Waters said…
You bet, Be Safe!
At 10:50pm on March 1, 2011, Roger Waters said…
Welcome to Firefighter Nation Arthur
At 4:13pm on March 1, 2011, Sarah said…
Welcome to FFN!
Stay safe!
At 1:40pm on March 1, 2011, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Arthur, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.

Chief William Sharp
Brookings, Oregon
 
 
 

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