Norman E. Flanders's Blog – November 2008 Archive (2)

The Volunteer Firemen

The Volunteer Fireman

Volunteer firemen are a breed unto themselves.

Whoever heard of a person who is willing to be on twenty-four hour duty without pay for the dubious privilege of protecting his neighbor’s life and property?

Whoever heard of a person who will dash from his job and ride a “fire engine” to the scene of the alarm ruining their clothing, neglecting their business or whatever they were doing, risking their life and exhausting them self physically,… Continue

Added by Norman E. Flanders on November 19, 2008 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

What does your state require for firefighter training, type, hours, etc.?

It seems to me that there is a very wide range of requirements nationwide and from state to state. I am reaching out to the members of FFN asking for your help in comparing these requirements.

I am in search of what each state requires for training hours for a firefighter, i.e. such as Basic Firefighting, a 28 hour/36 hour/120 hour course, FF1,and FF2.

I want to compare our state with yours nationally. Let me know what your state offers, what the requirements are, and what… Continue

Added by Norman E. Flanders on November 6, 2008 at 7:59am — 2 Comments

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