Volunteers right to develop SOG?
I'm a member & president of a all volunteer fire co. in southern NJ. We are currently running into some issues with the governing body wanting to write the fire company's SOG regarding to vehicle responding to emergencies as well as the use of the chiefs vehicles for personal use. They feel the vehicle should be used when the chief is on duty; the problem my fire co. is having is convincing the governing body that the chief is volunteer, and is "on duty" 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. If, and when, we get beyond this stumbling block, my fear is that they will want to rewrite our entire SOG as they see fit. What boggles me is that no member on the governing body has a stitch of emergency service experience. Is there any statutes, laws, guidelines or anything that would help to back a fire company in a situation like this?