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    Smile Transition from all Volunteer to paid on call

    I am Assistant Fire Chief for a fully volunteer rural fire protection district in southeast Mo. We cover around 110 sq miles with 2 stations. Last year we had 243 incidents which 85% were EMS incidents. We are in the beginning process of paying firefighters for each incident they attend. Are there any of you out there that have been through this process and how did you go about it and was it a succuss? This will be our first step towards full time paid district since we are growing by leaps and bounds, with new industry and increasing population. Oh by they way keep up the good work and be safe. Thanks


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    Default $1.00 a call

    Quote Originally Posted by bendog1
    I am Assistant Fire Chief for a fully volunteer rural fire protection district in southeast Mo. We cover around 110 sq miles with 2 stations. Last year we had 243 incidents which 85% were EMS incidents. We are in the beginning process of paying firefighters for each incident they attend. Are there any of you out there that have been through this process and how did you go about it and was it a succuss? This will be our first step towards full time paid district since we are growing by leaps and bounds, with new industry and increasing population. Oh by they way keep up the good work and be safe. Thanks

    We tried paying$1.00 for every time that amember respoded to a call. Payable at the end of November. Seemed to to be a good thing. Some policies may prohibit this . May take by-law changes.

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    Our combination (paid day-volunteer nights and weekends) sets aside a budgeted amount each year, at the end of the year the monies are devided by total calls for the per-run amount. Each FF or EMT os given an "Incentive" based on their run totals (must be over 100 to qualify).

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    Go here: http://www.vcos.org/

    and download the "Red Ribbon Report". It discusses transioning from volunteer to paid per call or other...

    We currently pay for 4hr blocks of time. The individual receives a set amount based on years of service, qualifications, certifications, etc.. and they receive that amount for each 4hr block. Regardless if they respond to one call or 20. We also pay for meetings and training attended.

    There is a limit how much you can pay per year (total) and still maintain a volunteer status. I'm sorry I cant recall the amount at this time, It seems to me that it is $7500 or maybe $10,000.
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