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Recruitment always an issue for fire departments

There are 7 comments on the Public Opinion story from Jun 12, 2010, titled Recruitment always an issue for fire departments. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

Finding volunteers to fight fires has been a concern for decades, according to Charlie Baker, president of the Mont Alto Volunteer Fire Department.

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Politics

Waynesboro, PA

#1 Jun 13, 2010
Why don't they talk about Politics inside a FireHouse and why they run people off. Its not whats best for the community its who needs to feel more important and maintain it even if its not the best intrist for the community.
Funny Stuff

Waynesboro, PA

#2 Jun 13, 2010
I like how they mention they have 40 volunteers, that must be for fund-raising since only the same 5 show up to make calls
smokes

Chambersburg, PA

#3 Jun 13, 2010
Politics wrote:
Why don't they talk about Politics inside a FireHouse and why they run people off. Its not whats best for the community its who needs to feel more important and maintain it even if its not the best intrist for the community.
I agree with you 100% on this one Politics, this is the reason I don't volunteer anymore. I still am instrested in it, but I don't need all the Politics that come with it.
Correct

Chambersburg, PA

#4 Jun 13, 2010
smokes wrote:
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I agree with you 100% on this one Politics, this is the reason I don't volunteer anymore. I still am instrested in it, but I don't need all the Politics that come with it.
You are correct. This does happen alot within all Departments. In some cases it depends on who you are. If your a relative of the President, or friend of the Chief. Not everyone gets treated the same. I know for a fact that this is why some departments have trouble retaining members.
been there-done that

Harrisburg, PA

#5 Jun 13, 2010
Can you spell-FAYETTEVILLE
coffee drinker

Hampstead, MD

#6 Jun 14, 2010
It's so sad. The drama, politics and clicks! It's such a shame that good people want to help and volunteer but the negativity and the ignorance of some members are unacceptable!

Since: Jun 08

Not Waynesboro or Hagerstown

#7 Jun 14, 2010
Buy the beer and you're in.

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