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Grants or assistance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Rufer Sep 24, 2011. 3 Replies

I need some help with something, I live in a town of about 900 people in Missouri. The revenue we receive from taxes and so on is just about enough money to work on our trucks and buy one new set of…Continue

Should Volunteer Firefighters Get Paid for Calls?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Crabbe May 26, 2011. 82 Replies

70% of the nations firefighters are volunteers who risk their lives everytime a call goes out. Some say yes because of the risk and some say no because it was a choice made to do the job, what do you…Continue

Flooding

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patti Walz May 23, 2011. 13 Replies

Right now we are battling issues do to the continuos storms. The core of engineers wants to blow some holes in the levee to save Cairo, ILL. The Gov. of Missouri says no because it will flood 130,000…Continue

 

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Alan Rufer replied to david harrison's discussion Grants or assistance
"David, you definately need to look at local, state, and DNR grants as well as the FEMA AFG grants located here http://www.fema.gov/firegrants/afggrants/index.shtm unfortunately the AFG grants have passed for this year but you should begin…"
Sep 24, 2011
Mike Schlags (Captain Busy) Retd replied to david harrison's discussion Grants or assistance
Sep 23, 2011
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Grants or assistance

I need some help with something, I live in a town of about 900 people in Missouri. The revenue we receive from taxes and so on is just about enough money to work on our trucks and buy one new set of turnout gear a year. Our station consists of an oversized tractor barn, 2 engines ( one which is a 1985 thats always acting up), an ambulance, and a 60's model tanker. We dont cover a large area, but we do mutual aid other stations that are within a 15 mile area. Who would I have to contact to get a…See More
Sep 23, 2011
Ringold15 replied to david harrison's discussion Grants or assistance
"Contact your local incedent managment cordinator he should be able to help you file for grants, also you could check online the fed. gov. always has grants out there you just got to do some digging. Good luck and be safe"
Sep 23, 2011
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Grants or assistance

I need some help with something, I live in a town of about 900 people in Missouri. The revenue we receive from taxes and so on is just about enough money to work on our trucks and buy one new set of turnout gear a year. Our station consists of an oversized tractor barn, 2 engines ( one which is a 1985 thats always acting up), an ambulance, and a 60's model tanker. We dont cover a large area, but we do mutual aid other stations that are within a 15 mile area. Who would I have to contact to get a…See More
Sep 19, 2011
John Crabbe replied to david harrison's discussion Should Volunteer Firefighters Get Paid for Calls?
"They would be combination departments. I am very well aware of that. Huh? Combination dept or career, the point is that one does not just "join" such a position as you alluded to, they are hired. Even on a combination dept there is a…"
May 26, 2011
Davin Eshelman replied to david harrison's discussion Should Volunteer Firefighters Get Paid for Calls?
"They would be combination departments. I am very well aware of that."
May 26, 2011
Edmund Ford Power 3rd replied to david harrison's discussion Should Volunteer Firefighters Get Paid for Calls?
"Hi Gregory Borg! Did you mean me that I'm back? What do you think of the tornado(s) in the South? Also I'm getting ready to watch the Bruins tomorrow because I am a Bruin's fan. I am also praying for the tornado people. Stay safe and…"
May 24, 2011
Ben Waller replied to david harrison's discussion Should Volunteer Firefighters Get Paid for Calls?
"That wasn't the question. The question was whether or not vollies should be paid. "You can still be professional and be a volunteer.""
May 24, 2011
Ben Waller replied to david harrison's discussion Should Volunteer Firefighters Get Paid for Calls?
"If they paid you, and you had to drop everything from your other job to run sell groceries on a moment's notice, then you would be a "retained" grocery assistant."
May 24, 2011
Andy Turnham replied to david harrison's discussion Should Volunteer Firefighters Get Paid for Calls?
"If I have a full time job and work part time in the local grocery store, because I love grocery stores, would I be a volunteer grocery assistant or a part-time grocery assistant?"
May 24, 2011
Robby Stables replied to david harrison's discussion Should Volunteer Firefighters Get Paid for Calls?
"Jack d/t I like the last quote !! the $5 large is only if you respond to every call. not many of us do more likely 60-80 calls. we get paid every month and I guess we are technically PAID. Is the city (10,000) ever gpoing to hire a full time…"
May 24, 2011
Gregory Borg replied to david harrison's discussion Should Volunteer Firefighters Get Paid for Calls?
"As stated Tyler, getting reimbursed for fuel, gear and work clothes is not pay. if you get money for showing up and working you are a paid or paid on call FF. I volunteer for MDA, coaching kids, union public service events, that is volunteering. Or…"
May 24, 2011
Robert Owens replied to david harrison's discussion Should Volunteer Firefighters Get Paid for Calls?
"DING DING DING....end of conversation you are not a volunteer if you are getting paid."
May 24, 2011
John Crabbe replied to david harrison's discussion Should Volunteer Firefighters Get Paid for Calls?
"Jack, I copied and pasted some of Aaron's remarks in my post to address him, you can get a sense of his post from that. Not surprising that there he was....gone."
May 24, 2011
Grant Richardson replied to david harrison's discussion Should Volunteer Firefighters Get Paid for Calls?
"In answer to the original question, 'Should volunteer firefighters get paid for calls?' Every body who works should get paid. However, due to monetary constraints in a lot of communities, vollies will never be paid or compensated to any…"
May 24, 2011

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Type of Organization
Other Fire Department
Job Function
Lieutenant
Years in Fire/EMS:
10
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Bertrand F.D.
Years With Department/Agency
3
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Drexel Fire Rescue
My Training:
Firefighter-basic, 1, and, 2. EMT, Haz-mat, weather spotter, Entry team I.C., Extrication, Officer training, CPR/AED Instructor
About Me:
Ive been a firefighter for 10 years, been a certified EMT for 2yrs.
Day Job:
State of Missouri DMH
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
At the age of 9 my house burnt down and for years I feared any kind of fire. As I got older I wanted to understand it, and then at request of a friend of mine who was a firefighter I chose to learn how to overcome that fear and joined a volunteer fire dept.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I just feel it is part of me
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Rubber-neckers slowing down fire/EMS and even injuring first responders due to not paying attention

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At 8:20am on April 28, 2011, Roger Waters said…
Welcome to Firefighter Nation David
At 6:16pm on April 27, 2011, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
David, Welcome to the Firefighter Nation. I am glad you joined the group.There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.

Chief William Sharp
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