In reference to your comment about the tankers....once the county takes over won't those tankers in the volunteer stations be absorbed into the county fleet to be utilized? After-all, they were paid for by the citizens through taxes. Also....I don't think that the county is trying to eliminate volunteers? If these volunteers are as qualified as everyone is touting then they should not be worried about losing their positions. What I mean by qualified is both certified and experienced as well as PHYSICALLY capable of doing the job. In my department everyone has to take a physical ability test annually..including the Chief. we all have to maintain 240 hours of annual fire training for ISO purposes...so...if the volunteers can meet that or similar standards...then what's the problem? If these guys are as good as eeryone says!
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