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  1. SERVE Act Would Create 1000 Dollar Tax Credit for Volunteers

    Online Articles

    Mon, 16 Jul 2012

    number on record going back to 1986. Additionally, the average age of firefighters in communities served predominantly by volunteers has been increasing steadily. In communities with a population of 2,500 or less, 28.7 percent of firefighters were over

  2. NVFC Offers Thanks to Fire and Emergency Service Volunteers

    Online Articles

    Mon, 11 Apr 2011

    communities and keep the nation safe. Volunteers make up 71 percent of the fire service ..... the year. The NVFC says thank you to volunteers for all they do to strengthen our communities ..... appreciates the efforts of the Fire Corps volunteers who provide support to their local emergency


    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Apr 2005

    They’re just trying to run off the volunteers !” Sometimes this fear might be warranted ..... when applied to the “running off the volunteers ” accusation. A facilitator hearing these ..... ever played the “running off the volunteers ” card or know someone who has, ask yourself

  4. Leading the Volunteers

    Online Articles

    Fri, 23 Apr 2010

    truly an amazing thing,” said Grand Island (NY) Fire Company Director Michael Dallessandro during his “Leading the Volunteers ” class. The lecture focused on key behavioral patterns, both positive and negative, of past and present volunteer fire

  5. USFA and Fire Corps Initiate Study on Recruitment and Retention of Fire Service Traffic Control Volunteers

    Online Articles

    Fri, 23 Sep 2005

    techniques for Fire Service Traffic Control Volunteers , referred to in some areas of the United ..... illustrate an effective use of citizen volunteers to support the fire service, it will ..... provided by these emergency support volunteers to some fire departments. This study


    Magazine Articles

    Sat, 1 Mar 2003

    your brothers and sisters, as well as your own, at risk. The old attitude "You can't expect too much, we're only volunteers " doesn't work in court, and it doesn't work in life. Volunteer fires burn just as hot as career ones and kill people


    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Nov 1996

    TRAINED VOLUNTEERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY GENE P. CARLSON Many volunteer firefighters are engaged in business in some manner. They know full well

  8. Fire Service Industry News: NYS Court Decision May Impact Some Injured and Ill 9/11 Volunteers

    Online Articles

    Sun, 15 Jun 2014

    federal funds to provide compensation for volunteers who helped out on 9/11 and the days ..... program is providing help to just over 400 volunteers who responded to 9/11, who were affiliated with an organization when they were volunteers at Ground Zero. Last week the 3 rd

  9. Firefighter Hires Make Prince George County (MD) Volunteers Nervous

    Online Articles

    Sun, 26 Jan 2014

    career fire and rescue staff working side by side with more than 1,000 volunteers . The recent spurt -- all career firefighters -- has exacerbated tensions among volunteers who worry that they are being pushed out. "The bottom line is about

  10. Volunteer Firefighting: IAFC Asks IRS to Clarify Treatment of Volunteers with Regard to Health Care

    Online Articles

    Wed, 11 Sep 2013

    firefighter or emergency medical provider is an employee of their fire department. While the Department of Labor classified most volunteers as non-employees, the IRS is responsible for enforcing the Shared Responsibility Provision and considers all volunteer