My volunteer department is one of a few to have paid drivers 24/7 in upstate NY. The village is looking at removing the drivers and having the volunteers operate the apparatus. My question is what do your departments require before a volunteer drives and operates apparatus? Are there any NFPA or OSHA requirements that must be met? Any info would greatly appreciated. Also, did anybody face a similar situation and can tell me the outcome, good or bad? They (Village) thinks they are going to save lots of cash doing this, but they have no idea how much these paid drivers do, ie: fix the equipment when there's a problem (now they will have to go to a outside source for this)
Save $$$$$$!!! I think not!Stay Safe.