1. #1
    Forum Member
    StayBack500FT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    2,236

    Default Stumped...stuck...frustrated...BAMBOOZLED and WAYLAYED!!!!!!!

    Need help....

    My fire company is looking to divide the former Honorary Membership into two separate memberships...here's what we have...

    Lifetime Member:

    No dues.
    Retired from active service.
    No training or fund raising requirements.

    (Basically for our older members that wish to be part of organization, but no longer wish to be responders. Many will make coffee or cover the desk when we are out on calls.)

    ______________ Member

    No dues.
    Active service.
    Must train and work fundraisers.

    (Members that no longer have to pay dues to the membership...but are still active firefighters.)

    Suggestions to fill in the blank.......?
    May we never forget our fallen, worldwide.

    I.A.C.O.J. Safety/Traffic Control Officer

    E6511

    "Who's Who Among American Teachers" - 2005, 2006 Honoree

  2. #2
    Forum Member
    DennisTheMenace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Washington, DC/Northern Virginia
    Posts
    3,717

    Default Re: Stumped...stuck...frustrated...BAMBOOZLED and WAYLAYED!!!!!!!

    Originally posted by StayBack500FT
    Need help....

    My fire company is looking to divide the former Honorary Membership into two separate memberships...here's what we have...

    Lifetime Member:

    No dues.
    Retired from active service.
    No training or fund raising requirements.

    (Basically for our older members that wish to be part of organization, but no longer wish to be responders. Many will make coffee or cover the desk when we are out on calls.)

    ______________ Member

    No dues.
    Active service.
    Must train and work fundraisers.

    (Members that no longer have to pay dues to the membership...but are still active firefighters.)

    Suggestions to fill in the blank.......?
    How about "Senior Membership"
    Be for Peace, but don't be for the Enemy!
    -Big Russ

    Learn from the mistakes of others; you won't live long enough to make them all yourself.

    Quote Originally Posted by nyckftbl View Post
    LOL....dont you people have anything else to do besides b*tch about our b*tching?

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Dalmatian90's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Posts
    3,120

    Default

    I kind of like "Sr" like Dennis said...

    What we have is "Veteran" who under our by-laws do not need to make calls or training. But if they do show up, they may offer their services to the OIC and work under the supervision of an officer.

    IN PRACTICE, we have "inactive" veterans who are just that.
    Then we have "active" veterans who perform limited duties under essentially standing orders from the Chief -- i.e. they may qualify annually to run one or two trucks, and there role is pretty much limited to doing those specific tasks they keep up the training for. Which when pressed for manpower during the day can be a *huge* help. Most of the "active" veteran members only run the workday calls.
    IACOJ Canine Officer
    20/50

  4. #4
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    2,983

    Default

    How about

    Hall of Flame Member instead of Lifetime Member
    and then


    Lifetime Member for

    No dues.
    Active service.
    Must train and work fundraisers.

    (Members that no longer have to pay dues to the membership...but are still active firefighters.)

  5. #5
    Forum Member
    martinm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Northumberland, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,156

    Default

    In my former life on a Search & Rescue Team, we had Associate members, who had formerly been members of the team, but had ceased to be actively called out on jobs. As an Associate they were entitled to train with the team if they wished and were welcome to assist at fund raisers and large scale events which we provided cover for, as well as still receiving information about the teams work and attnd any social events we arranged.

    Its important to keep people who have the skills and knowledge to pass onto to other in these ways. Hope this helps.
    United Kingdom branch, IACOJ.

  6. #6
    Forum Member
    Co11FireGal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Country Roads, Take Me Home...
    Posts
    721

    Default

    We've been working on something similar as well, so I'm looking forward to seeing more replies...

    Currently we just have active, inactive, and auxiliary members.

    Active are those who participate regularly. They do not necessarily have to run calls. For example, my grandpa is an "active" member because he participates in everything except for running calls and training and is the department treasurer and is a committee chairman and organizes serveral social events. These members still have racks and turnouts b/c they often stay on stand by duty for search details, flooding, etc. and they may participate in training if they wish. Mostly they just sit around their table and be crusty, offering advice where appropriate and constructive criticism when necessary.

    Inactive members are those who do nothing with the dept. and if they do it's very seldom. Inactive members who are inactive b/c of age or physical disability are excused and may still attend social events and assist with fundraisers. Inactive members who are just deadbeats get their gear pulled from their racks and eventually are required to turn in their pagers and are dismissed from the department.

    Auxiliary members are...well, they're a pain so we won't go there.

    We do have "honorary members" but they are those who have been longtime friends of the department but have not served on active duty.
    IACOJ

    "And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap it if we do not lose heart."

  7. #7
    dazed and confused
    Resq14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    1,993

    Default

    Associate?

    (ah martinm beat me to it, but I vote for that one too!)
    God Bless America! • Remember all have given some, but some have given all.
    Google Is Your Friend™ • Helpful forum tip - a "must see" if you're new here
    Click this to search FH Forums!

  8. #8
    Forum Member
    DennisTheMenace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Washington, DC/Northern Virginia
    Posts
    3,717

    Default

    Originally posted by Resq14
    Associate?

    (ah martinm beat me to it, but I vote for that one too!)
    Associate makes me think of a junior employee in a Law Firm, how about Partner Member, I feel it implies that they have much invested in the Department. But Senior Member is still my first choice.
    Be for Peace, but don't be for the Enemy!
    -Big Russ

    Learn from the mistakes of others; you won't live long enough to make them all yourself.

    Quote Originally Posted by nyckftbl View Post
    LOL....dont you people have anything else to do besides b*tch about our b*tching?

  9. #9
    Forum Member
    HeavyRescueTech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    2,460

    Default

    how about "Retired Member" for the first one (as in retired from active duty) and "Life member" for the second?
    If my basic HazMat training has taught me nothing else, it's that if you see a glowing green monkey running away from something, follow that monkey!

    FF/EMT/DBP

  10. #10
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    SE PA
    Posts
    100

    Default

    Honarary Active. The catagory that we use for members with more than 20 years.

  11. #11
    55 Years & Still Rolling
    hwoods's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Glenn Dale Md, Heart of the P.G. County Fire Belt....
    Posts
    10,739

    Smile Here's the List........................

    In Downtown Maryland, we have a number of Catagories:

    1. Active Member. One who is 18 or older, Trained as an active responder, Has less than 15 active years on.
    2. Junior Member. One who is 16 to 18, and in training.
    3. Associate Member. One who is 18 or older, not an active Emergency Responder, and has less than 15 years on.
    4. Life Member. One who has more than 15 years on.
    5. Honorary Member. One who has been elected to this status by motion and vote of the Membership. There have been few of these, and they have been folks that have assisted our organization in an outstanding manner, while not members at that time.
    6. Charter Member. Our last Charter Member died about 2 years ago. We were Chartered in 1928.
    Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
    In memory of
    Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
    Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006

    IACOJ Budget Analyst

    I Refuse to be a Spectator. If I come to the Game, I'm Playing.

    www.gdvfd18.com

  12. #12
    MembersZone Subscriber
    ullrichk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Deleted by the forum gremlins
    Posts
    1,663

    Default

    How about Lifetime Member for the active and Lifetime Member Emeritus for the inactive? I suppose it may sound a bit academic, but it carries the right connotations to boot.
    ullrichk
    a.k.a.
    perfesser

    a ship in a harbor is safe. . . but that's not what ships are for

  13. #13
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jan 1999
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    1,744

    Default

    BAck in the day (way before my day by the way) they used to issue EXEMPT certificates to volunteer members for a variety of reasons. IE. Military service, so many years in good standing, making the best fire hydrant out of an oak tree, etc etc etc.

    Why not call the second group EXEMPT Members.

    I have a really cool certificate from the 1800's, I'd post it but its about 20 x 40 inches.

    Dave

  14. #14
    Sr. Information Officer
    NJFFSA16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    25 NW of the GW
    Posts
    8,434

    Default

    "Priviledged Active Member" seems to fit the category.

    Exempt in NJ would be a conflict with the State Association ByLaws..I don't know about the Keystone State.

    StayBack....did you ask your students for suggestions?
    Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
    Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

    *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
    On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

  15. #15
    Forum Member
    StayBack500FT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    2,236

    Default

    Good info from everyone! Thanks and keep it coming.

    NJ-- Are you NUTS???
    May we never forget our fallen, worldwide.

    I.A.C.O.J. Safety/Traffic Control Officer

    E6511

    "Who's Who Among American Teachers" - 2005, 2006 Honoree

  16. #16
    Sr. Information Officer
    NJFFSA16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    25 NW of the GW
    Posts
    8,434

    Default

    Yes. With an UPPERCASE N!
    Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
    Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

    *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
    On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

  17. #17
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    59

    Default

    I'm going with Senior Active Firefighter
    ftm-ptb
    leather forever
    gateway fools

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register