Decline in volunteering hurts fire departments around the country

Jul 17, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: TwinCities

Volunteerism might be up during a down economy, but one group that heavily relies on donated time is suffering: fire departments.

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Mark

Minneapolis, MN

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Jul 18, 2011
 
Brooklyn park has no volunteers/paid on call firefighters the city fired them and we now have no firefighters to go to fire calls.We need the city of Osseo fire department to help on fire calls.The city of Osseo is a town of 2,500 people.Brooklyn park uses the Osseo fire department for Brooklyn park fire service because of dumb policy and no leadership.When Brooklyn park has a fire Brooklyn park fire department can not do the job on fire calls and the fire department cares more about medical calls than the number one job of a fire department fires how sad is that folks?The city of Brooklyn park fire department was a paid on call and or a volunteer fire department for over 50 years and did the job of fighting fires better then we have today because of bad city policy.Maple Grove and Plymouth have better fire service and department policy and job one is fire service the way it should be!!!!!!!!What a city Brooklyn park is crime ridden no fire service and high taxes life sucks in Brooklyn park.
Dan

Minneapolis, MN

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Paid-on-call firefighters are just like volunteers but brooklyn park gave the paid-on-call volunteers walking papers to go away.Brooklyn park told the paid-on-call volunteers you are needed that is just nuts for the city to do this to good people and dam good firefighters.We need our paid-on-call heros back at the fire department ASAP.
Chris

Minneapolis, MN

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Mark wrote:
Brooklyn park has no volunteers/paid on call firefighters the city fired them and we now have no firefighters to go to fire calls.We need the city of Osseo fire department to help on fire calls.The city of Osseo is a town of 2,500 people.Brooklyn park uses the Osseo fire department for Brooklyn park fire service because of dumb policy and no leadership.When Brooklyn park has a fire Brooklyn park fire department can not do the job on fire calls and the fire department cares more about medical calls than the number one job of a fire department fires how sad is that folks?The city of Brooklyn park fire department was a paid on call and or a volunteer fire department for over 50 years and did the job of fighting fires better then we have today because of bad city policy.Maple Grove and Plymouth have better fire service and department policy and job one is fire service the way it should be!!!!!!!!What a city Brooklyn park is crime ridden no fire service and high taxes life sucks in Brooklyn park.
Shame on the city council for the dumb policy of getting the paid on call firefighters out of the fire department.Why in GODS name would you have done such a thing to people that gave not take like today.Paid on call firefighters come when the need comes not just putting in time to get paid for many hours of sitting at the station not doing a dam thing but to make money for sitting at the station.The city kick the shit out of community firefighters and I ask why did this happen no lies please.

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