VCOS Radio: Maintaining Funding, Morale in the Poor Economy

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Dr. Richard Gasaway hosts this edition of VCOS Radio, which examines the impact of the economy on the volunteer and combination fire departments.

Panelists include VCOS Chairman Tim Wall, Chief of the North Farms Fire Department; Williamsport, MD, Chief William R. Ball; Chief Mike Lee of the Lincolnton, NC, Fire Department and David See, retired fire chief from Salisbury, MD.

The group discusses alternative funding ideas, grants and whether the man-hours dedicated to some fund raising are worth the efforts.

The chiefs share lessons on keeping the morale of the department high, despite the circumstances.

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