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    Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187
    I still think it's shameful that we can't deliver free training in ALL aspects of fire service training for members nationwide.
    Originally Posted by Deputy Marshal
    "Free" is only meaningful in Utopia. In the real world, "free" just means that someone else is paying for it.
    The firehouse isn't a democracy and it ain't Utopia... suck it up and deal with it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyMarshal View Post
    "Free" is only meaningful in Utopia.
    Welcome to the Utopia FD, where students don't have to stroke a check for training!

    In the real world, "free" just means that someone else is paying for it.
    Each locality in our Commonwealth is awarded up to three free training classes per year, delivered by Adjunct Instructors of the Virginia Department of Fire Programs. A majority of VDFP funding comes from insurance premiums collected from Virginia residents. The insurance companies turn over a percentage of thier annual premiums to the VDFP for the specific purpose of delivering fire service training.

    Semantics? Probably. But when you look at some states where students are paying hundred or thousands of dollars to attend fire service training through the local fire academy or community college, our deal seems pretty sweet.
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