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    Default A Quick Volunteer Question

    Yes, I tried searching but couldn't find what I wanted. I am looking for the percentage of FF nationwide that are vols, the percentage of departments that are vol, and the 5 largest cities that use vols or poc. Any help would be appreciated.


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    Easy one..


    Right here

    Fire Statistics

    Fire department types*: Career (7.5%), Mostly Career (5.8%), Mostly Volunteer (16.5%), All Volunteer (70.1%)
    13% of all departments are career or mostly career and protect 62% of the U.S. population
    87% of fire departments are volunteer or mostly volunteer and protect 38% of the population
    There are an estimated 68,050 pumpers and 6,750 aerial apparatus in the United States for 2005-2007


    Except for the 5 largest POC or volunteer departments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    Easy one..


    Right here

    Fire Statistics

    Fire department types*: Career (7.5%), Mostly Career (5.8%), Mostly Volunteer (16.5%), All Volunteer (70.1%)
    13% of all departments are career or mostly career and protect 62% of the U.S. population
    87% of fire departments are volunteer or mostly volunteer and protect 38% of the population
    There are an estimated 68,050 pumpers and 6,750 aerial apparatus in the United States for 2005-2007


    Except for the 5 largest POC or volunteer departments.
    Thanks for the help. I checked that site earlier and somehow missed that info.

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    The largest population served by a volunteer department, that I am aware of, is Bloomington, MN with a population of roughly 83,000 and a daytime population of about 110,000.

    They also cover the largest mall in the world, The Mall of America.

    Would be interesting to see what the populations are of the districts covered by the Long Island and Bucks County, PA volunteer departments are.

    And there are also several ISO 1 volunteer departments as well.

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    Long Island New York's two counties that dont belong to New York City have a population of 2.75 million plus the illegal aliens so close to 2.9 million.
    Nassau county which is closer to the city is 1.34 million
    Suffolk 1.5 million

    Suffolk has 110 depts divided into 10 divisions
    Nassau has I believe 8 divisions and not sure of the # of depts.

    Eastern Suffolk county was and still is alot of farmland. It didnt have many hydranted districts until 10 years ago, when we lost farmland to development.

    The western depts. have larger populations, the east end depts swell in the summer from tourists.

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    Thanks for the info guys, I just needed some ammo in an argument. It worked out great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whocares View Post
    Thanks for the info guys, I just needed some ammo in an argument. It worked out great.
    More "Volly vs Career, round 2,432,948,713,442"? At least it didnt take place here...
    My opinions might coincide with someone of importance's POV... I wouldn't know, since I never bothered to ask. My policy is: "Don't ask, don't care."

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    if we are talking about bucks county pa what about montgomery county pa

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    change above post to:

    "any populous county in PA using volunteers"

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    change above post to:

    "any populous county in PA using volunteers"
    Oops, did you mis-post under the wrong nom de forum? lol
    My opinions might coincide with someone of importance's POV... I wouldn't know, since I never bothered to ask. My policy is: "Don't ask, don't care."

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    Talking Huh??.........

    10 posts and no one mentioned Kentland??..................
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    Chief ..

    Do you happen to know the response area of Kentland?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Chief ..

    Do you happen to know the response area of Kentland?
    I thought it was everybody elses 1st due?
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin

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    Meant to ask the population of Kentland's response area ..... including everyone else's first due .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whocares View Post
    Thanks for the info guys, I just needed some ammo in an argument. It worked out great.

    and to think about how dumb you looked when all we knew was you weren't able to find info right in front of your face.

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    The Big Island of Hawaii has a resident populaton (not including tourists) of 201,109, with an area of 4,028 square miles and has a combo dept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    10 posts and no one mentioned Kentland??..................
    Are you having that Kentland fantasy again???

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    Malana ...

    I should have known that given I had 3 gentleman from Hawaii County FD in my National Fire Academy class a couple of years ago.

    Very professional group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the1141man View Post
    More "Volly vs Career, round 2,432,948,713,442"? At least it didnt take place here...
    No, it had to do with the healthcare debate, d-bag. Do you really think people have nothing to talk about but this mickey mouse BS here? Career vs volly? Why in the f#@k would I care about that? I couldn't care less what you people do in your spare time, or frankly what you do at your department. What possible bearing does "career vs volly" have on my life or career? What possible lessons could you teach me about my job? Seriously. Get over yourself and this site. This can be an entertaining place occasionaly, but for the most part it is endless debate and arguing over meaningless garbage. Helmets, whats in your pockets, should you wear scba in the smoking section, boots, gloves, how to not go into fires, etc. You have guys who's entire department does 200 runs a year lecturing everyone about operations. Do you guys wonder why there are what, 15,000 fdny members but only 3 or 4 post here? Why there are 5000 Chicago firemen but none post here? Why there are 4500 Houston firemen but only 1 or 2 bother to waste time here? Maybe you should think about that before you make yet another stupid post based on no information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
    and to think about how dumb you looked when all we knew was you weren't able to find info right in front of your face.
    And here we have another sparkling gem of wisdom from the deep pool of FH.com veterans. Don't you have shoes or an underused engine to polish between all of the witty and intelligent posting you do? Back to work, small timer...

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