Steven
  • 45, Male
  • Fredonia, NY
  • United States
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Started this discussion. Last reply by captnjak Aug 17, 2013. 15 Replies

Lack of Participation Issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Mead Apr 23. 4 Replies

 

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Lack of Participation Issues

I'm sure this has come up before in other postings and other forums and I'm going to go hunt some after posing my question but I'm curious to know how combination and volunteer departments keep members active and participating in calls, particularly EMS calls.I'm in a combination volunteer/career department. We have a paid staff of six full time firefighter/paramedics and two part-time firefighter/paramedics and a volunteer force of up to 120 (we're around 100 or so members now.) Our problem…See More
Apr 24
Ted Mead replied to Steven's discussion Lack of participation issues...
"i know this is an old post but here goes. the biggest issue facing many volunteers is their full time job, most employers will not release someone to go to a fire or accident scene, It was that way at the factory i just retired from. 2nd is health,…"
Apr 23

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Firefighter / EMT-Basic
Years in Fire/EMS:
Since 2005
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Fredonia Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
a few
Dept. Web Site:
http://www.fredoniafire.org
My Training:
Scene Support Operations, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, Intro to Fire Officer.
About Me:
Husband, father of two, artist, photographer, 'cellist, bassist...
Day Job:
Freelance photographer/journalist BIA at Home Depot
Relationship Status:
Married
Facebook or Other Online Profile:
http://www.facebook.com/syunghans
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
It was a "pay it forward" moment after having my second open heart surgery for issues relating to a congenital heart defect.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love helping people, making a difference.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Manpower for volunteer departments.

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At 1:51pm on January 25, 2011, Rachel said…
Nice to meet you!!!
At 2:52pm on November 19, 2009, Daniele said…
Everything you said was everything I needed to hear. Thank you so much for your input! I have a great set of friends and family that are there for me consistently and they have guided me through a good deal of paperwork and what not to get the ball rolling. Also I think it's a great idea to allow the child to identify who he wants as dad. It's genius!
At 6:05pm on March 13, 2008, Jim aka Bick said…
JUST DROPPING BY TO SAY WELCOME TO FFN. I AM SURE YOU WILL ENJOY THE SITE.YOU CAN ADD ME AS A FRIEND IF YOU WANT TO, AND BE SAFE OUT THERE
At 12:17pm on March 13, 2008, Lenny Wacenske said…
It's about time you showed. What did I tell you about need being where you are supposed to be at - Mr. VP. Get to see you on!
 
 
 

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