This is for opinions on volunteer companies/departments and there apparatus being canceled enroute routinely.
I was a volunteer Chief, I understand the safety concern of apparatus being on the road in both emergency and nonemergency mode. I used to cancel apparatus enroute often.
I am currently a black hat, and in a totally different department, and I am becoming discouraged quickly with being "canceled enroute" more times than not. I am second guessing my decisions I made with canceling units enroute for moral reasons.
Should the apparatus be allowed to continue to the scene with no lights and sirens?
Does it effect the moral of firefighters to be canceled more time than not?
If it does not sound like a "good call" do less people show up because of being canceled so much?
Is it really a safety hazard to have the apparatus on the road in nonemergency mode?
Let me know what you think!