Firefighter response to alarms
To receive better than PPC Class 10, the fire department must demonstrate that at least 4 firefighters respond on the initial alarm to all reported structure fires. One of the 4 may be the chief officer.
What are we to do when we have a one man team with no equipment who comes to accidents and fires in shorts and flip flops and he is called the Fire Chief?
We provided you with criteria from other cities in FL pertaining to fees paid to volunteer firefighters on our prior blog and we did this before but Rhett and Stacy never cared about our firefighters. The volunteers need to be paid something to cover their own costs.
We have been told that we favor the Fire Department over the Police Department…..My answer is there is no favoritism because they are equally important but the Fire Department firefighters are not paid and the police department are. If it seems like favoritism, Why?, There is no one to replace the Firefighters and EMT first responders whereas the Sheriff’s department covers for our police department.
Karin for the blog