Different Levels of Volunteering?
We are a combined Fire/EMS volunteer department. We currently only have one level which people can volunteer:
1) They have to complete their EMT, EVOC, and general firefighting within 18 months.
2) They have to serve on an EMS squad which runs one night a week and every 5th weekend.
3) You have to do both EMS and Fire.
Right now this works fine, however, like everyone else, our membership is dwindling and daytime calls are beginning to suffer. We realize there are many people in our community we could use as a resource, but who might not be able to give but say, 10 hours a month. We want to tap this resource, but we don't want them to have the same priviledges the full members have. For instance we probably will not give them voting rights.
I would like to hear from other volunteers as to how their dept. operates with different levels of membership. Do you use a point system? What about incentives to go ALS? Any and all thoughts or hints would be appreciated!