Volunteer Fire Service

Michael Capoziello emphasizes the need for volunteer firefighters to be able to focus totally on their roles on the fire/emergency scene regardless of the issues they may have been wrestling with when they were summoned to answer the call. Officers, Capoziello adds, should assess their firefighters’ emotional status as they respond and, if necessary, have firefighters sit out an alarm if it seems as though they may not be able to focus 100 percent on their fireground duties.