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    Hello everyone, I am looking for vol. fire departments that pay their members when they make a run.Actually i would like details or specifics.I would like for my department to do that, just need some direction on how to go about it. Thanks for you info, Mike

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    We get what is considered fuel comp checks twice a year. It is based on the number of calls you attend in that time period and ambulance duty shifts that you do. There is nothing that distinguishes between those who come to the station and those who work their *** of in the freezing cold. So yes, we do have some "point mongers" because of this system. The pay is not substantial, between 1 and 2 dollars a call, but it can be, based on your activity. Some people take home a grand every 6 months, but most of the time the money is put back into the department by either buying yourself a new helmet, or leather boots, or a radio for the weight room. Hope this info helps.

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    • #3
      Our VFD pays federal minimum wage plus $0.50 per hour. We pay a minimum of 1 hour per incident. We only pay for incidents. We don't pay for training, meetings, etc.

      Stay safe,

      Joe

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      • #4
        $5.00 per call,training,meeting and I give them a break on extras like inspections, etc. Chief and asst. get $250.00/year on top (not enough)
        Chief Frank Rizzio
        Pea Ridge Fire Dept.sigpic
        Pea Ridge AR. 72751

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        • #5
          Here in our region there are two method of paying for volunteers FF
          Our dept. pays 12.51/hr with a min 2 hrs paid for calls attended. And 4 hrs of training per month paid on that same rate. We are soon looking at an increase to about 15/hr

          Some dept. to be more cost effective will budget an amount per year and split that amount on a point system. So like a piece of pie the more you show up the bigger the piece of pie you get at the end of the year ( or 6 months)This method is good for budgeting since your operational salary cost don't change if you receive 15 calls or 150 calls per year. And good attendance is compensated.

          Some department pay between 25 to 50$ per calls. Even if the call is 15 min or 8 hours.

          Hope this helps with your proposal. The second pay system noted is well liked by city administrators because of it's fixed amount.

          DAN

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          • #6
            Our dept works on a point system. Some of the points are listed below. There is a pay scale depending on your rank ( prob., FF, Officer, etc.) Currently FF/EMT's are approx. 11.75/point.
            The system works good, but could use some tweeking.
            Calls = 1pt(for first 2hrs) every hour after is 1 point (eg. 4hr call is 3pts)
            Drills = 1pt (2 hrs long)
            Training & CEU's = 1pt for every 3hrs
            Extra Duty = 1pt for every 2 hrs
            K.A. Dempsey
            [email protected]
            "If you want to make God laugh, tell him what you are doing tomorrow"

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            • #7
              $10.00 per fire
              $6.50 per rescue

              We get toned out as "city" fire or "city" rescue depending on the call (fire or medical). This determines which pay is used. The catch is that automobile accidents are toned out as rescues although they require us to roll a pumper instead of just a rescue vehicle. Our firefighters average $50 to $350 dollars a month. It all depends on the month and the firefighter (some have their regular jobs in town and others commute, etc.) We totaled about 800 calls last year.

              [ 12-04-2001: Message edited by: B31 ]

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              • #8
                We get what's called "incentive money" from the township every year - a different amount, basically whatever is left lying around is what it amounts to. It's given to the two fire departments in the township to do with as they see fit.

                The past two years, we've been cut checks at the end of the year from that money, with the amount based on the number of points we've accumulated - certain # of points for alarms, points for drills, points for formal (fire academy) training, points for special details, and so on.

                The amount per point varies by the amount of money in the kitty, and the total points accumulated by the entire department over the year.
                "Let's roll." - Todd Beamer, one of a group of American soldiers who handed the terrorists their first defeat.

                Joe Black

                The opinions expressed are mine and mine alone (but you can borrow them )and may not reflect those of any organization with which I am associated (but then again, they just may not be thinking clearly).

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                • #9
                  We get paid $7 an hour per call, plus $2 for training, but I'm not sure whether it's for each training or for a month's training.
                  I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine.

                  --Kurt Vonnegut

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                  • #10
                    Oops...hit the wrong button. Meant to add that we have a minimum of 1 hr per call, and the we get paid every 3 months. Makes for about $300 or so paycheck.
                    I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine.

                    --Kurt Vonnegut

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                    • #11
                      HiHo Everyone:
                      Unless I am mistaken, the IRS allows volunteer departments to receive a "stipend" per call without it affecting your volunteer status. If you filled out and returned the USFA fire department census, it separated out paid on call and those who receive a stipend. Call it anything you want, but it goes to reimburse our guys for their expenses incurred when responding as a volunteer to a call. We don't consider ourselves as paid.
                      Mongo, what's the skinny on this?
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                      • #12
                        We get paid for every response and every training event we participate in. All Firefighter I or above get $14 and all non Firefighter I personnel get $10.

                        We get paid every three to four months by the city

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                        • #13
                          Hey Mike, my dept. pays out $10 bucks for the first three guys that make the call. It works as a good incentive to get the first truck out the door faster, and the members don't mind a little bit of extra spending cash. Right now we are thinking of changing the system over to pay everyone who shows up to the call around 4 or 5 bucks. That way everyone will get the same incentive pay to make the runs. Since I'm right down the road from you, you might have heard about us doing this. I can give you all the details of how we set it up and how it's worked out so far, if your interested. My e-mail is [email protected] . I'd be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.
                          Uh Oh, not again!!

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                          • #14
                            oops

                            [ 12-05-2001: Message edited by: Capt. Clay ]

                            Uh Oh, not again!!

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                            • #15
                              My department receives $6.00 per call, this is a per call rate and not an hourly rate.
                              We receive the same $6.00 rate for every drill we attend as well as station and truck check duty we perform.
                              The command officers recieve a monthly administrative pay for their services they do other that responding to emergency calls.
                              Captains-$150.00 per month
                              Asst.Chiefs-$300.00 per month
                              Chief-$450.00 per month

                              Chief 730
                              Washington Twp. VFD
                              Toledo, Ohio
                              Visit us on the web at www.wtfd.net

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