Originally Posted by NEOH212
A local department not too far from me made it policy that volunteers couldn't run red in a pov without permission.
Their reasoning was too many idiot cowboys with more lights on their 91 Honda Civic than are on the squad kept causing too many traffic crashes, ect.
I suppose they can have just as big egos as long as they still have the giant VFD license plate and wear their VFD t-shirt everywhere. (Like people actually care.)
Maybe I'll pitch in a few bucks and get them a, "I am somebody" or a, "I'm special" shirt so they don't have to wear that same VFD t-shirt all the time.
What I'd really like to know is if these same guys get special oversize helmets for their oversize heads and oversize pants for their overinflated ego's?
REALLY? I have been paid longer than I was a volunteer, and there are EMTGs (EMT-Geek), at every level. City of Seattle, Tacoma, and small vol. depts. with less than 20 members. Most of the volunteers I know are indistinguishable from paid guys on scene. Good, quality dedicated men and women. You seem to be painting with a wide brush.......