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    Question Paid Call

    I am a member of an all volunteer fire rescue squad. I was recently asked by the mayor of out city to find out what the going rate is for paid call depts. As i am not sure where to turn i thought this might be a good place to start. We are a small rural community serving approx 2500 people. We are not districted, the city gives us a budget to pay fro fuel the rest of our funds come from members and insurance money. Any help I could get would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to drop me an instant message.
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    We get paid for calls one hour minimum and our going rate is $11/hour. Calls are paid from the time the pager goes off until we get back in service. They usually throw an extra hour on for clean-up on structure fires. We also get paid the same for trainings.(has to be an official training as stated in our sops)
    Another guy I know on a different department gets $20 per call regardless of how long it is, and $5 dollars for a training.

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    I am similar to chazz. We get 10+ bucks an hour (depending on rank and time on the dept.,)..and its flat from the time we get toned till all trucks are back in service. Even if you are just standing by at the station (or back filling a mutal aid), its the same rate.
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    While we recieve @ a $600.00 IRA from the Town a year. Some fire depts in the area get between $5 to $10 per call, while ohters don't get anything at all. It not much but thats why they call us volunteers. I hope this helps.

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    We get $8.00 per call and after 20 years service $140 per month for the rest of your life. Retirement does go up every year or so.

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    FF's get $12.50 per call per first hour, $13.50 for officers. After the first hour we all get $7.00 an hour until we are back in service. For practices we get $10.00.

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    between 11 and 14 depending on level of training. minimum one hour every time pager goes off...paid from dispatch time until back in service

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    My dept. is $10 per call we respond to, $10 per maintnance day we attend, and $5 for weekly meeting and training day. It really depends on the number of members you have, how many come all the time, and how to manage paying your members with your budget.
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    A few years back the town put us on the town pay scale. Pay varies by rank, longevity and performance. There are yearly COL adjustments and merit raises just like a "regular" town employee would recieve. The average firefighter is in the $12hr range. We're paid for everything; training, calls, details, meetings, etc...

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    We get $5 per call $5 dollars per training. Officers get $6.

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    Thumbs up Thanks

    Thanks for all the info i appreciate it hopefully we can come up with something
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