should us as volunteer firefighters push to have a union that accepts we do the same job as a paid guy (not pushing the IAFF down) but i mean if u look at it there are more people who put there time…Continue
"I do however want to remind us that if you have stickers on your POV and then you get "road rage" how does that look for your brothers and sisters? not saying that you have had road rage but just do not forget who you are and what you are…"
"Pride has nothing to do with how many stickers, emblems, they style and amount of woo woo lights you have on your vehicle.
Pride is your knowledge and skills.
Pride is your striving to get all the education and training necessary to do the job…"
"There are plenty of "organizations" out there purporting to represent volunteers.
Why would you want to throw more money at it with the off chance that you might see real progress on the issues to which you speak?
For my money, I am going…"
"I can understand the financial limitations imposed, however, when you say, "At the same time, people expect us to show-up when they need us." they appear to be rather unrealistic. They can't afford (or are unwilling) to finance a fire…"
"C'mon, please. You stated you think there are too many regulations making it difficult for volunteers to be around as your reasoning "something has to be done".
There is NO NFPA regulation that mandates a weight standard for anyone. I…"
"Your exactly right, they are not willing to pay. I live in one of the poorest counties in the state. People that want to help cannot. So if we have a truck driver that lives next to the firehouse that is 280 lb's that can get the truck to the…"
"Re-read what I said, I didn't say "your" department. I asked a rhetorical question. But if it weren't for NFPA (and OSHA) departments would be using grannies and kids.
You say your dept. understands your volunteer capabilities…"