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    Default Does Your Deparment Allow?

    1. Does your deparment allow or have a rule concerning Paid and/or Volunteer members to join other deparments in your area?

    2. What is your opinion of members in your deparment joining other departments.

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    We have about six of our nine who Volunteer for other cities. There are two who live far from town and Volunteer in their city. The others are Volunteers for a neighboring city with one the son in-law of their chief. I see no problem as there has been no conflict yet.
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    As far as I know we allow career fire fighters to join if they so choose. Being that we are so close to D.C. there are quite a few DC fire fighters who are volunteers in Prince George's County MD. I also know some of our volunteers are also volunteers in different counties. How they manage to remain active at one station and be active at other is something of a mystery to me.

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    We are only allowed to belong to 1 department in the county. That is a county agreement and stems from an effort to keep the LOSAP numbers correct. There is nothing stopping us from joining a department in another county except our ability to meet membership participation requirements of both departments.

    Personally, I would rather a person committ to 1 department. Splitting you time between 2 departments tends to hurt both departments.

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