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    Pushing to get out for the roar this year.
    We got all the electrical work for connecting a Genny 2 weeks ago but no leads supplied FFS. Our 12v backup siren is away for repair. Cellphones were down so relied on old fashion pager

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    Oh that should be good then..

    Haha yeah can't beat the pager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swellacott View Post
    how did everyone fair on Saturday night? We did 12 hours in the truck to a MVA, 2nd alarm house fire and multiple NAT calls....
    How much do you get paid for that?

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    It's called volunteering
    Rewards are not in $$$
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    Quote Originally Posted by sako75 View Post
    It's called volunteering
    Rewards are not in $$$
    Well technically it is in $$.....or more like (-$) I've been off work, sick all week so far, and I contribute it to the Saturday night haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by swellacott View Post
    Well technically it is in $$.....or more like (-$) I've been off work, sick all week so far, and I contribute it to the Saturday night haha
    Sounds like an unpaid job to me.

    Don't they have paid firemen in Papakura?

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    You could call it an unpaid job if you wanted to...

    Yup we are a composite station. So we have paid staff 24 hours, who man the Rescue Tender (387), us vollies who man 381 "after hours" (5.30pm-7.00am weekdays and 24 hours weekends)
    We also cross man the tanker (3811), though usually they leave it for us to take

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    Quote Originally Posted by sako75 View Post
    It's called volunteering
    Rewards are not in $$$
    my biggest reward so far is regularly seeing the bloke i revived from cardiac arrest on the 3rd Jan 2016, a day i will never forget. It's not about me doing it, it's about his family still having him around and his wife, son and grand kids not watching him die that day.
    Most days when i drop the kids off at school i see him walking his dog, with his wife usually. It's a surreal thing and makes every minute of volunteering worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smidey View Post
    my biggest reward so far is regularly seeing the bloke i revived from cardiac arrest on the 3rd Jan 2016, a day i will never forget. It's not about me doing it, it's about his family still having him around and his wife, son and grand kids not watching him die that day.
    Most days when i drop the kids off at school i see him walking his dog, with his wife usually. It's a surreal thing and makes every minute of volunteering worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swellacott View Post
    You could call it an unpaid job if you wanted to...

    Yup we are a composite station. So we have paid staff 24 hours, who man the Rescue Tender (387), us vollies who man 381 "after hours" (5.30pm-7.00am weekdays and 24 hours weekends)
    We also cross man the tanker (3811), though usually they leave it for us to take
    I bet the fire brigade love not having to pay their employees. I can understand volunteers in small towns, but in cities it is taking the piss to expect people to work without wages.

    It lets the fire brigade spend money on MAN trucks that don't work, instead of wages I suppose.

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    We are the first brigade south of the CBD to have volunteers. I enjoy doing it and helping out the same as smidey. Thats why I do it. It's my way of putting back into the community.

    If i wanted money for it, i wouldn't be doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by systolic View Post
    I bet the fire brigade love not having to pay their employees. I can understand volunteers in small towns, but in cities it is taking the piss to expect people to work without wages.
    i bet they do to, means more funding to spread around on everything else as there isn't anyone at the top taking profits out of the organisation.

    More funds for training & equipment which at the end of the day helps the public, win for all concerned i think but that is just my positive outlook on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swellacott View Post
    We are the first brigade south of the CBD to have volunteers. I enjoy doing it and helping out the same as smidey. Thats why I do it. It's my way of putting back into the community.

    If i wanted money for it, i wouldn't be doing it.
    If you want to work for no wages and can travel away from Papakura, I've got a few things you could do. I can arrange for you to work after hours and weekends too.

    I might even be able to get you a pager to call you when I need you as well.

    I can't pay you to sleep like the real firemen though.

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    Is it going to be as enjoyable as the stuff I do in the Fire Service though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swellacott View Post
    Is it going to be as enjoyable as the stuff I do in the Fire Service though?
    I can make it dangerous if you like?

 

 

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