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IAVFF............should us as volunteers push?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Firefighter Nation WebChief Nov 30, 2009. 30 Replies

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

 

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Jennifer M Ray and Tony Abbott are now friends
Dec 2, 2009
Derek R. replied to Tony Abbott's discussion Too much pride?
"same here...got the plate and that's a necessity."
Nov 30, 2009
Art "ChiefReason" Goodrich replied to Tony Abbott's discussion Too much pride?
"Jack: I forgot about the unlicensed sticker of Calvin from "Calvin and Hobbes" fame. He is also shown peeing on a fire. Way cool. It's on my list."
Nov 30, 2009
Tony Abbott replied to Tony Abbott's discussion Too much pride?
"yes we have ordered our new pumper and tender (used)"
Nov 30, 2009
John Crabbe replied to Tony Abbott's discussion Too much pride?
"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…"
Nov 30, 2009
Firefighter Nation WebChief replied to Tony Abbott's discussion IAVFF............should us as volunteers push?
"We're following Art's guidance. :) Thread closed.....as usual the volunteer v. career thing devolves..."
Nov 30, 2009
Joe Stoltz replied to Tony Abbott's discussion IAVFF............should us as volunteers push?
"Ah, thanks."
Nov 30, 2009
Loyd Dittfurth replied to Tony Abbott's discussion Too much pride?
"I really figured Id hear more out of you on this jack oh and to answer your question If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck.... then dont bop it on the head untill its time for a goose"
Nov 30, 2009
Oldman replied to Tony Abbott's discussion Too much pride?
"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…"
Nov 30, 2009
Art "ChiefReason" Goodrich replied to Tony Abbott's discussion IAVFF............should us as volunteers push?
"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…"
Nov 30, 2009
Jack/dt replied to Tony Abbott's discussion IAVFF............should us as volunteers push?
"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…"
Nov 30, 2009
John Crabbe replied to Tony Abbott's discussion IAVFF............should us as volunteers push?
"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…"
Nov 30, 2009
Art "ChiefReason" Goodrich replied to Tony Abbott's discussion IAVFF............should us as volunteers push?
"Not to mention that his avatar is SO professional. I'm not buying what he's selling. I'm out."
Nov 30, 2009
John Crabbe replied to Tony Abbott's discussion IAVFF............should us as volunteers push?
"Tony, You list in your profile that you are farmer for your day job, side job as custom RV and you list yourself as a volunteer, but state you are a DOD FF and an IAFF member. Hmmm, confusing."
Nov 30, 2009
Bryan Lay replied to Tony Abbott's discussion IAVFF............should us as volunteers push?
"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…"
Nov 30, 2009
Jack/dt replied to Tony Abbott's discussion IAVFF............should us as volunteers push?
"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…"
Nov 30, 2009

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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter / EMT-Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
7
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
volunteer
Years With Department/Agency
6
My Training:
FF/EMT-B DOD-FF-I
About Me:
born to be a firefighter
Day Job:
farmer
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
the thrill and satisfaction of helping others
Why I Love Fire/EMS
helpping others and the rush
Top Issues Facing Responders:
budget

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