"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"