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Volunteer Fire Fighters and Politics – Power without Pursuasion

Some of the most powerful people in Prince George’s County came from the Fire/EMS Department, growing from among the ranks of the volunteers. Volunteers have produced mayors, council members and well connected community leaders. Today volunteers struggle just to ride … Continue reading

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Are Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Responders Becoming Obselete in Prince George’s County, Maryland?

When I was hired in 1983 in the Prince George’s County Fire Department before graduating from recruit school I pulled up to the Fire Station to work for the first time. I saw the sign of the front of the … Continue reading

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Time for Volunteers to Negotiate for Benefits and Protections

Volunteer Fire Fighters have proven that they work to seek the good of the citizens they serve, however, not everyone appreciates volunteers or support them for what they do. As jurisdictions seek to “improve” life safety conditions the first casualty … Continue reading

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Volunteer Fire Fighting/EMS Providers

Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Service Providers make up the majority of personnel who deliver quality services to the citizens of this Country. Why isn’t this product good enough for those who live in urban areas? Elected officials in urban … Continue reading

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Tip of the Day: Why is it so hard to “Be Prepared”?

The Boy Scouts have the right idea and share the right values when it comes to teaching young men the right priorities. What is little known about the motto is the meaning behind the statement. The focus of the statement … Continue reading

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Why Kill The Volunteers in Prince George’s County, Maryland?

The Prince George’s County, Maryland Government has taken most of the steps necessary to ensure the death of a vital institution in Public Safety “Volunteer Fire Fighters”. The disastrous moves against the volunteers are so remarkable one has to wonder … Continue reading

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Organizational Weaknesses Contribute To Everday Emergencies

Accidents don’t just happen.  Accidents can be traced to weaknesses in organizational structure in several key areas. The most common areas that contribute to mishaps are lack of policy or direction, lack of training, human frailty (working while tired, sleepy or intoxication) lack … Continue reading

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