Answering the call in Ashburnham - Sentinel & Enterprise
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#1 Jan 18, 2011
#2 Jan 19, 2011
$150 to cover them to recertify ? Yeah thats an incentive. 30 years ago volunteers were useful because there were many local large companies (Digital) that let their workers leave for a call. But people with jobs now have to commute long distances so they are not available locally anymore. And for them to cover a shift on their time off as a volunteer without reimbursement will be a tough sell in this economy. If an annual stipend is offered at $3000 annually then maybe you may see some dedicated volunteers. The stipend will have to have an obligation of minimum calls that have to be responded to or else they will not be paid their stipend. I cannot see volunteers running out and signing up for available open shifts especially during the summer and vacation season. In this age full time firefighters/emts are still the best option even in the small towns.
#3 Jun 23, 2012
You have a lot of information on the subject
#4 Jun 24, 2012
It's called common sense. Something you know nothing about. What a tool.
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