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    i was wondering if volunteer get a badge when he or she is hired for the servcies
    Last edited by firesideky; 09-05-2006, 12:41 AM.
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    Rineyville Volunteer Fire Dept
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    www.sfrtarea5.org
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  • #2
    Well, first off, volunteers don't get "hired". Secondly, I imagine whether or not they get a badge would depend on the specific dept's policy. I would venture a guess that EVERY firefighter, paid or vollie, has at least one badge for their dress uniform. Wallet badges are probably less common, however.

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    • #3
      Why does this topic get a thumbs down?

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      • #4
        re

        Originally posted by Golzy12
        Why does this topic get a thumbs down?
        sorry i pick the wong sign i wanted to question mark thanks for the replys
        Unit 713
        Rineyville Volunteer Fire Dept
        www.rineyvillefire.com
        www.sfrtarea5.org
        www.Firefighternation.com


        Member of IACOJ


        Change your Clocks, Change your Smoke Alarm's batteries

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        • #5
          I have seen some depts with volunteers having a badge...

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          • #6
            Not here. Only LAFC (Local Assistant to the Fire Commissioner), who are usually CHief's and Deputies are issued badges.

            Now anyone can carry a Dept issued wallet card or similar ID, and that is usually more than sufficient for the needs of a Volley.
            Never argue with an Idiot. They drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mcaldwell
              Not here. Only LAFC (Local Assistant to the Fire Commissioner), who are usually CHief's and Deputies are issued badges.

              Now anyone can carry a Dept issued wallet card or similar ID, and that is usually more than sufficient for the needs of a Volley.
              I am sorry, but I disagree. Why would the needs of a "Volley" be any different than that of a career firefighter? We have pride in showing off our uniforms during special functions such as Fire Prevention Training and Parades. We also wear our uniforms to our annual awards ceremony.
              Do you do any of these functions?

              Please don't let this become another "volley" verses "career" thread!!
              Just someone trying to help! (And by the way....Thanks for YOUR help!)

              Aggressive does not have to equal stupid.

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              • #8
                Like Chauffer6, its usually going to boil down to an individual department's wishes/guidlines. Here in Sumter, the county firefighters (volunteer) are issued the same badge as the city (full-time). Its worn for special occasions (parades, fire prevention, etc.), but its not uncommon to see vollies wearing duty uniforms (personal choice) while hanging around the firehouses.

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                Tom Warshaw
                Station 13 (Bethel)
                Sumter Fire Department

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by firesideky
                  i was wondering if volunteer get a badge when he or she is hired for the servcies
                  Dear firesideky,

                  If you're thinking of becoming a volunteer firefighter...so you can get a badge...you're doing it for the wrong reason.

                  Firefighting is a passion. Firefighting is a brotherhood. Firefighting is NOT something you pin on your chest....it's something that comes from within; from the heart.

                  Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!
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                  • #10
                    I can find one of our old "Junior Fire Chief" toy badges and mail it if it is that important to him...
                    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
                    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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                    • #11
                      We get 2 different fire department badges. One goes on your hat, and one goes on your uniform.

                      Badges are NOT to be kept in wallets or taken anywhere without your unifiform.

                      When I rode for an EMS agency, we were given small badges.

                      I carry a regular EMT badge in my wallet (i heard a rumor State EMT badges are illegal to carry in wallets??? not sure how accurate that is though.. like for example a NJ state EMT badge or a NY state EMT badge, oppsed to a regular EMT style badge)
                      Adam, EMT-B

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Adam07003
                        We get 2 different fire department badges. One goes on your hat, and one goes on your uniform.

                        Badges are NOT to be kept in wallets or taken anywhere without your unifiform.

                        When I rode for an EMS agency, we were given small badges.

                        I carry a regular EMT badge in my wallet (i heard a rumor State EMT badges are illegal to carry in wallets??? not sure how accurate that is though.. like for example a NJ state EMT badge or a NY state EMT badge, oppsed to a regular EMT style badge)
                        You guys get state badges for being emt's? All I got was a stinking patch (and with one state they didn't even do that).
                        Fir Na Tine
                        Fir Na Au Saol

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                        • #13
                          Please don't let this become another "volley" verses "career" thread!!


                          Didn't you just do that?

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                          • #14
                            Nope.
                            We don't get badges or uniforms. We get a county issued ID card and a department issued ID card. The officers have badges, but I'm not sure why.

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                            • #15
                              re:NJFFSA16

                              Originally posted by NJFFSA16
                              Dear firesideky,

                              If you're thinking of becoming a volunteer firefighter...so you can get a badge...you're doing it for the wrong reason.

                              Firefighting is a passion. Firefighting is a brotherhood. Firefighting is NOT something you pin on your chest....it's something that comes from within; from the heart.

                              Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!
                              i just ask a question and i have put in for Rineyville Vol Fire and i am also attending ECTC for FF1 And FF2 and i plan to go al the Fire Officer III and get my Associate in Applied Science in Fire/Rescue Science Technology :-)
                              Unit 713
                              Rineyville Volunteer Fire Dept
                              www.rineyvillefire.com
                              www.sfrtarea5.org
                              www.Firefighternation.com


                              Member of IACOJ


                              Change your Clocks, Change your Smoke Alarm's batteries

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