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Volunteer Firefighting and The Benefits it Brings

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It has been estimated that across the United States 69% of fire-fighters are volunteers. Many people think of a Volunteer Fire-fighter as one who simply gives of their time and efforts simply for a greater good and the only thing given back to them in return is gratitude for a good day’s work. However, this is not as permanent of a definition as one might think. It might be better understood to define a volunteer fire-fighter in these two ways:

“A volunteer fire-fighter is one who has agreed to work for no pay.”

or

“A volunteer fire-fighter is one who volunteers and agrees to get paid for specific jobs.”

The intention of the following information is to exhibit the benefits of doing volunteer work in local fire stations across the country – whether they be financial benefits or otherwise. » Read more..