My experience with a small, rural volunteer fire company in NY has left me completely disgusted and disheartened. "We're only volunteers" is the excuse for everything from not training to crass favoritism. Of course they never decline the tax money with "we're only volunteers."
So I need to know: are ALL volunteer fire companies just bullshit? Or are there some that really do the job and do it "professionally" and with integrity?
If you know of a kick-ass small, rural volunteer fire company serving between 2000 and 3500 people, PLEASE write and tell me about it.
I'd like to believe that the volunteer fire service isn't entirely half-scam and half-sham, and a complete waste of time.
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