I am a member of a dept that has both fulltime ff/medics and volunteers with a variety of certs. The volunteers are currently paid a set amount in "clothing allowance" that is under the maximum amount before taxes must be filed. This has created some problems with some people devoting all their off time to the dept and getting paid the same as those who are never seen except at the annual parties and dispursement of checks. A group of us including our cheif have decided to explore other ways of fairly compensating the volunteers that actually are doing a large amount for the department and NEED this clothing allowance for uniforms. What does everyone elses department do? We would love a variety of ideas that we can possibly make into a hybrid system to fit our department. Thank you all.