Originally Posted by Sam Spade
I can give you the probable reason for closures: your vollys from four years ago haven't maintained their certs and there's no one qualified to work the stations.
This is assuming the FD did medical response. Most states the basic Fire Fighter I course is one time only, no need for "maintaining".
As long as the paid Chief did not alienate the volunteers, they will probably return. Heck, they'll probably start responding tonight if they are needed.