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Thread: Vol Fire crew, who is one?

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    How long does it take to get a gold star and bars etc?

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    you get a 3 year certificate .
    then a 5 year medal .... every 2 years after that 5 you get a silver bar ...
    at 14 years you get your long service and good conduct medal , every 7 years after that you get a rosette on the ribbon
    at 25 years you get your gold star ... and then every 2 years after that you get a gold bar ... the gold star trumps your 5 year medal , so you dont get silver bars anymore .
    and if you stay in long enough you get another gold star at 50 years service
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    we had our honours evening last night, was a very enjoyable evening
    If i could have a full time job shooting pests i'm up for over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smidey View Post
    we had our honours evening last night, was a very enjoyable evening
    I've got a mate that I keep hassling to join your crew,assuming it's the one in McLeods Bay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage1 View Post
    I've got a mate that I keep hassling to join your crew,assuming it's the one in McLeods Bay?
    yeah that's it. we are looking for new members to.

    we are a relaxed crew, don't run watches etc so it's far easier to be a part of. I'm the secretary, really keen to hear from him/her.
    If i could have a full time job shooting pests i'm up for over time.

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    Well, while we are on the recruiting subject - if anyone knows someone in Tauranga who might be interested the Mt and Greerton vol units are in need of new members...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauser308 View Post
    Well, while we are on the recruiting subject - if anyone knows someone in Tauranga who might be interested the Mt and Greerton vol units are in need of new members...
    Why not lobby the fire brigade to employ more full time firefighters?

    Surely the insurance levies on all those expensive houses at the Mount would pay for more?

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    Yeah boys its a national problem We need vollys in in our patch too (Area 13 Reg 3).
    Problem can be that some are worried about what time it will take, If they can handle it and impact on their employment.
    Yep sure it will take up some of your free time, its not all about gore and fires and if you can come to a understanding with your boss and get them to be involved too.
    I did 13 years as a volly before getting a paid job and I'd do it all again.
    Would i recommend it - Yes.
    Did i enjoy the hell out of it - yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by systolic View Post
    Why not lobby the fire brigade to employ more full time firefighters?

    Surely the insurance levies on all those expensive houses at the Mount would pay for more?
    As far as I know, the levy doesn't alter much between property valuations. The new legislation is going to open up more insurance types to being levied though...

    There isn't any money for more paid crews period, not enough to keep everything going as is it seems!

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    Depends who you talk to. I was at ntc a year ago and they were saying the fire service has never had so much money. After the quakes a lot more insurance was being taken out by property owners

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    Quote Originally Posted by smidey View Post
    Depends who you talk to. I was at ntc a year ago and they were saying the fire service has never had so much money. After the quakes a lot more insurance was being taken out by property owners

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    It's never going to get through to the operational end while you have things going on like the MAN type 3 project, and all of the politics involved. Nice idea, but the delivered product is buggy to say the least. 80% or thereabouts is involved in bricks and mortar and salaries which from whatever way you look at it, doesn't leave a lot of funding for trucks and volunteers. There are a lot of areas with purely volunteer staffing that could use a paid crew far more urgently than us, and areas that could use another paid crew. It would be nice to have a paid crew in every town fulltime in NZ but it just ain't going to happen.

    If ntc reckons the FS has never had so much money, thats great. Would be nice to see some of it that's all I can say!

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    the overtime budget for the operational crew would blow most minds ..... time will tell as always with these things ..... wonder what little thank you the FS will give the vollies this year.... maybe another coffee cup!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpy View Post
    the overtime budget for the operational crew would blow most minds ..... time will tell as always with these things ..... wonder what little thank you the FS will give the vollies this year.... maybe another coffee cup!!!!
    Yep but the base pay is crap.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpy View Post
    the overtime budget for the operational crew would blow most minds ..... time will tell as always with these things ..... wonder what little thank you the FS will give the vollies this year.... maybe another coffee cup!!!!
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