pro vs. volunteer firefighters

Back in 2010, I blogged about how the firefighter union in the USA is anti-volunteer – and my feelings about such as a manager of volunteers, a trainer of such managers, an advocate for volunteerism and an advocate AGAINST volunteers being used to replace paid staff.

To stay up-to-date on this issue, check out the National Volunteer Fire Council‘s excellent Right to Volunteer campaign. They post updates about this struggle after the narrative. I’ll try to do a better job of staying up-to-date as well.

Also see this: NVFC Asks FEMA to Examine Whether Anti-volunteer Provision in Labor Agreement Violates Federal Law, from March 2012.

Also see:

Volunteers needed, but are they wanted?

Fire station turns away volunteers – & how it could be different

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