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Old 11-09-2012, 13:41   #240
hotpig
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Less and less people have the time that it takes to be a Certified or Licensed volunteer firefighter or EMT. Every year both the State and the Feds add additional requirements.

Hiring people is not a option in this economy. As bad as it is right now in many parts of the country I can not image what it will be like in ten years.

As a thirty veteran both volunteer and paid and certified Instructor I can believe I would actually say this. In order to save lives and property the standards need to be lowered at some point.

We are better trained then thirty years ago. Because of this we are doing a lot more work with a lot less people than thirty years ago. Every year we do more than the year before with even less people.
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