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
"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,…"
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!