Vol. Fire Officers: elected, appointed or hired?
From the topic: "Volunteer fire fighters, what really burns you", comes this topic. I have already stated some of my thoughts there. However, I want to explore this further. I am wondering about your experiences and your thoughts. How does your system work? Do you elect? How long do they serve? Do you have term limits? Is your chief hired or elected? Are your B/C's, Cpt's. and Lt's appointed or elected? Are they accountable and to who? Let's hear it! The good and the bad.