Ammo to use in adopting exterior ff program
I am a volunteer for a career/vol combination department in the Pac NW. We have traditionally had two components to the vol program...Combat, which is basically ff1 cert (able to do interior) and Support (limited to tender ops and rehab). Our vols are rarely first-in and only true "interior" work is overhaul in most cases. We have a dedicated group of Support vols, many EMT-B's that would love to do more ff activities on fireground including exterior ops and anything else short of interior ff. Those folks signing up for the Combat program are almost exclusively young and looking for an "in" to career...many of us that are in Support are only there because we have careers/familes/etc. and have a difficult time going through the 10-week, every weekend and two weeknights Combat Academy. The NY program mentioned in one of these posts is what we're looking at. Need to get some different examples of what other programs look like to pass along to Volunteer Chief. Any help would be greatly appreciated!