Originally Posted by czsmithGT
This is the crazy thing that went wrong. Not too late to undo it. There are a lot of volunteer fire depts around my neck of the woods and they do just fine getting people to volunteer and raising money through local donations and some fund raisers like dinners and ice cream socials. Start accepting government grants and the volunteer system dies.
I agree. That was the tipping point. The board members who agreed to it need to be tarred and feathered.