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Volunteer vs. Paid Firefighters: The Battle Continues

Ask twenty different people and you will receive twenty different opinions on rather they feel volunteer firefighters or career firefighters are the better professional.  So who really is better trained, better equipped, and even better qualified to answer the public’s calls for assistance? In reality, if we could look past the differences, the fire service as a whole becomes stronger and provides a higher level of service to the public.  After all, isn’t that what our ultimate mission is? “To…See More
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Volunteer vs. Paid Firefighters: The Battle Continues

Ask twenty different people and you will receive twenty different opinions on rather they feel volunteer firefighters or career firefighters are the better professional.  So who really is better trained, better equipped, and even better qualified to answer the public’s calls for assistance? In reality, if we could look past the differences, the fire service as a whole becomes stronger and provides a higher level of service to the public.  After all, isn’t that what our ultimate mission is? “To…See More
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What State do you live in?
NC
Type of Organization
Volunteer Fire Department
Job Function
Company Officer (Captain/Lt/Supervisor)
Years in Fire/EMS:
11
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Moyock Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
11
Web Site:
http://www.moyockfd.com
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Currituck Fire-EMS
Corolla Fire Department
Knotts Island Volunteer Fire Department
Lower Currituck Volunteer Fire Department
Crawford Fire-Rescue
My Training:
Firefighter II, Hazmat Operator, EMT-B, EVOC, CEVO, Leadership III, GEMS, Arson, Technical Rescuer, D/O
About Me:
My name is Tom. I have been a firefighter for 11 years. I have been and continue to be actively involved in both the career and volunteer side of the job my entire career.
Day Job:
Firefighter
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Family Tradition
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Everyday is different
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Disregard to simple safety issues that can be prevented.... USE YOUR NUGGET!!

WEAR YOUR PPE!!!

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Volunteer vs. Paid Firefighters: The Battle Continues

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Ask twenty different people and you will receive twenty different opinions on rather they feel volunteer firefighters or career firefighters are the better professional.  So who really is better trained, better equipped, and even better qualified to answer the public’s calls for assistance? In reality, if we could look past the differences, the fire service as a whole becomes stronger and provides a higher level of service to the public.  After all, isn’t that what our ultimate mission is?…

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At 2:41pm on January 14, 2009, Filiberto Rodriguez said…

Welcome to the family where the language and reasoning importate the border is not in our work is to save lives regardless of color, religion or social position, much less. The important thing in our work does not need language to communicate, or borders to help.
Greetings from Mexico
 
 
 

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