How do you respond to calls?
Being a volunteer fire department, do you have stand-by crews at the station, or is everyone coming in from around town or at home?
With my FD, no one has to stay at the FD if they don't want to. However, this also means that at night, it can be a little harder to get a full crew out of the door, as people would rather sleep than get up and get ready.
With me, when the first night call comes, the only time I wouldn't respond is if I had a final the next day or had work early in the morning, then maybe not. Only if they needed the manpower or if it was a serious call, or the alarm got reactivated and tones dropped again for not enough manpower.
Other than that, living across the street from the FD would mean responding would take about maybe a 10-30 second drive, so I would make as many calls as I could to help out. Plus if you stay at the FD and clock in, then it would be considered as probie training for hours, which would help my busy schedule.
So, how does your FD handle calls?