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Dear Teacher

Dear Teacher

You work tirelessly, putting in many more hours than what you’re “on the clock” for, all in an effort to deliver your message so that it may reach even the most challenging of students. Contrary to what some may believe, you are not motivated by extrinsic rewards like...

It costs how much?????

The cost of running a fire department is going up – REALLY? This actually surprises some people. I hear it all of the time, “How can operating a volunteer fire department cost so much?” Well there are several parts to that answer but I can break into three general...

5 tips for understanding Millennial's

Think the “Millennial’s” are hard to deal with? Perhaps you just do not understand them. The millennial’s – workers under the age of 30 have a different perspective on the work/life ratio than the baby boomer generation and even many within generation X. The...

Why are they leaving?

It doesn’t take much effort to find an article depicting how difficult it is to find volunteers for the fire service. Rarely a month goes by without someone telling their story of how it is getting harder and harder to find new recruits. Two household workers,...

Hey Chief – Are you qualified?

Implementing job descriptions for volunteers has and continues to be a frequent conversation in a number of forums. There are many different models for managing an organization, attracting new members, and the selection process for officers. Having a standard, fair,...