The scenario in the states is the same as everywhere, the govt. funds are not enough to have an effective fire fighters department.
So the communities have taken on to ensure their safety by chipping in as fire fighters. This is voluntary, so they do expect to be paid.
What makes these people volunteer?
- A need ensure security.
- In younger kids a thrill
- A give back time to the society.
- Of course youngsters pick up career credits.
These people go through the regular fireman’s training and drill. They are certified too. They accelerate into action when their radio’s buzz, yes, most of them are on citizens radio. Those who cannot actively participate help out in fund raising and first aid care.
For despite the rules that every municipality should have fire fighting services this code is not met.
When I say abdicated our responsibilities as citizens, we complain about the lack of service, but would we dare volunteer?
This is an ode written by someone dedicated to the “Brotherhood of dance with the flame”
You fight the fires, you smell of smoke
Your bones are tired your are soaked
You do your job the best you can.